Category Archives: patten alterations

Teal and Peacock Demi drape top

The full credit for inspiration for this top goes to Jenny over at Cashmerette who made a lovely version of the Style Arc Demi Drape top which totally sold the pattern to me. About the time these two gorgeous viscose … Continue reading

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Navy Jade ponte skirt

Wow, my current run of projects is all boring solids. I hadn’t planned this, it was just the way the dice rolled. If you are falling asleep in the face of overwhelming navy-ness, the good news is I have been … Continue reading

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Navy wool Myrtle dress

Over the past few years as I have done more and more sewing I formulated a loose theory that there are many styles of clothing that I avoid like the plague in RTW clothing, because they just wont fit, such … Continue reading

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Tutorial: rotating bust darts for the win

My next project is the Mariadenmark Edith blouse. The blouse has a vertical dart at the waist, and a horizontal bust dart. As always with bust darts, I found as well as a FBA I needed to move the darts … Continue reading

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Aubergine v -neck Renfrew

Next in my current line of fast (and probably unintersting) knit tops is another Sewaholic Renfrew. This time I did the v-neck version with a full length sleeve. The fabric I used was this rich dark aubergine viscose from the … Continue reading

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A tale of two Kristens

The pattern in question this week is the Kristen kimono t-shirt by Maria Denmark. It is a free t-shirt pattern when you subscribed to Maria’s newsletter. As top patterns go this is about as simple as possible – a front … Continue reading

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New Coat: planning and preparation

I knew that my old coat was getting elderly last year and so I made it a new years resolution to make a new coat. I already owned Simplicity 1540  and really liked the wide collar of option D (the … Continue reading

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