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Colette Patterns Negroni Shirt

I’ve never sewn menswear before. It was time to put this omission right. I ordered a copy of the Colette Patterns Negroni shirt, three metres of indigo Carolina gingham from The Village Haberdashery, and perfectly matching buttons from here. It’s years since I’ve sewn … Continue reading

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Being Nagged By The Hawthorn Dress

The prettiest collar ever? Anyone remember the dress I had to throw away? I cut it out again. Correction. I cut it out again twice. Initially, from a heavy turquoise cotton – which I realised I loathed. Hospital scrubs, anyone? So I … Continue reading

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Ginger Skirt, Seventies Style

This is the Seventies denim I bought on the Isle of Wight. I purchased it from a really fantastic vintage shop called Oh So Vintage in Ventnor. If you’re ever in the area, I strongly recommend a visit. My denim … Continue reading

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How To Sew A Tie

When Colette Patterns recently released a free pattern for A Gentleman’s Necktie, I was really interested. Making a tie didn’t look so hard… Surely I couldn’t foul this one up! Oobop made a fantastic version for a friend’s son. (To see the awe-inspiring prom … Continue reading

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Sewing A Summer Skirt

I’m going on holiday soon – yippee! But you know how these things creep up on you and you realise you haven’t thought at all about what you’re going to pack? I wanted a nice, cool, breathable summer skirt and … Continue reading

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Follow The FBA – What A Difference A Day Makes!

Oh, come on. This is a funny photograph! So this was me about 30 minutes after getting home from work last night, still in my cycling gear. (Yes, that is a Tiny Pocket Tank I’m wearing – the make before … Continue reading

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Follow the FBA – Adjusting The Pattern Piece & First Toile

Okey-dokey, here I go – diving into the unknown! The first thing I had to do was adjust my front bodice pattern piece. I began by tracing a copy of the pattern piece in size 4. My previous version had … Continue reading

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Follow the FBA!

Meet My Chest! Never let it be said that the inhabitants of Didyoumakethat Towers can’t take a hint. Specifically, never let it be said that I don’t listen to Lucy! She’s been nagging me for a while now, pleading, begging, … Continue reading

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Colette Pattern’s Hazel Dress

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that everyone needs a Lobster Dress in their life. It’s not just me, people! I was entirely inspired by other Sewists who had previously worked with lobster print fabric. I’ve waited a full year … Continue reading

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Armed and Dangerous

Have Passport, Will Travel Passport? Check. Factor 50 Suncream? Check. Ghoulishly white legs? Check. Someone pass me the fake tan, quick! Unless I finish that last sewing project my mad brain has planned for today, this is probably the final … Continue reading

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