Two very different coats and a forgotten dress!

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Happy New Year! Now that the holiday season has finished I thought I would share my latest creations. Well one make I did mention, way before christmas, that being a coat for Lu as a Christmas present. Well here it is on a very windswept Boxing Day walk! Sorry it’s not the most flattering photo […]

A busy few weeks

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Well in my last post I discussed how I am now a stay at home dad…..well I’ve managed the first full week! Yes it has been hard there is no denying but I’ve loved it. I’m not going to be boring and tell you what I did but needless to say it involved plenty of […]

The coat is finished!

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Well I have just finished my coat. I am a happy man. The idea behind this project was to see if I could make something I wanted rather than from a pattern I like. I don’t think I’m yet ready to draft my own patterns from scratch but decided to do as many seamstresses and […]

Coat update and a lack of buttons!

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Coat progress has gone well today. I set in the sleeves which unusually went without a snag. I normally pin one wrong or upside down or inside out etc but they went in a dream. Wool has a forgiving nature and allows for a bit of movement. Alas it was going well until I realised […]

Coat update

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Well after the idiot mistake the other day with the pocket here, progress has been more to my liking. I have put the concealed button in the vent and made a shoulder yoke. This did take some time as it was tricky to get a flat piece of material to fit comfortably around shoulders and […]

A New Coat…Big mistake but coming along…..

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Well the new coat is coming along nicely…well it was until I made a really stupid error! I decided to forego the simple, and put proper jetted pockets. I even took loads of photos to show you how I do it. All was going well until I cut though the fronts for the pocket hole. […]

New coat part 2…..

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So how is my new coat coming along? Well after looking at the Burda pattern I referred to in my last post I made my own pattern pieces and I have cut out most of the pieces. I basted the fronts and back to check fit – looking OK so far. The back seam and vent […]

A New, old book and a new challenge….

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I bought a new book yesterday, well old new, from the local antique book shop. Had a good read last night and now have set myself a new challenge. The book….. A while back I made a jacket from the Burda 6993 pattern and was quite pleased with the result (see pic) but I really want […]