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Opening Up Rear Bound Buttonholes aka Having A Nervous Breakdown

One of the very last stages of the coat is opening up the rear of the bound button holes on the coat facing. Everything else is done. The lining’s inserted. The hem is hand sewn. The shoulder stays have stayed … Continue reading

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Hemming A Wool Coat

It was a dark and stormy night… No, I’m not talking about this week’s gales; I’m referring to my ongoing wrestles with the V8548 coat. Fear not, faithful band of patient readers! As Marie and Claire both suggested, the second … Continue reading

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Patch Pockets, Please!

Wheee! Pocket detail I’ve finished my 5th version of the Simplicity 2599 blouse. This is my go-to pattern when I just want to make something really straightforward, usually to wear with jeans. There’s nothing complex about it, but I like … Continue reading

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Baby steps, baby steps

Is it possible to window shop in haberdasheries? To resist the temptation of a metre or so of something divine? Well, after this evening’s experiences the answer is – yes! I began in Maccullough and Wallis, photographed here. This is … Continue reading

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