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A very summery Alder Shirtdress

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dresses / Grainline / Sewing / Sewing Patterns

Finally, completed sewing posts! Who wore it better? I had been lusting over Grainline Studio’s Alder Shirtdress pattern since Jen was posting sneaky peaks on instagram ages ago.  I love a good sleeveless shirtdress and this dress was right up my alley.  I’ve already made two Alders now, and I’ve cut out two more for sewing.  So I hope you’re all ready for a lot of Alders on this blog. Pattern: Alder Shirtdress by Grainline […]

Completed Project – Red Sweater Coco

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completed / dresses / Sewing / Tilly and the Buttons

I really wanted to blog today, but I’m suffering serious writer’s block so I’ll just cut to the chase with dot points. Pattern: “Coco” by Tilly and the Buttons Size: 2 Version: dress version without embellishment Fabric: 100% cotton double layer knit by Marc Jacobs There’s nothing much to say about Coco that hasn’t been said.  It is easy peasy instant gratification personified in a clothing pattern.  This is the perfect pattern for a beginner (even if it is […]

Finished Colette Hawthorn – plus some mistakes on the Hawthorn pattern

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Colette / completed / dresses / Sewing / Sewing Patterns

Well, my Hawthorn is finished before schedule!  I sewed 13 buttonholes and survived to tell the tale. I ended up sewing the skirt anyway – I sewed it the way you normally would, right sides together.  Then I chopped off the bottom to even out the hem.  This means that all my skirt seams are sewn bias to straight grain which is causing some weird drape issues to happen.  I am just so glad I […]

“Handkerchief Hem Sundress E2” – Feminine Wardobe by Jinko Matsumoto

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completed / dresses / sewing books

Confession time: Animal Crossing was released on Saturday and it has completed killed off my sewing mojo.  I am now too busy hanging out with my animal buddies while making sure there are enough plants in my virtual town to ensure a 100% mayor approval rating.  Like, i’ve been sewing a Sorbetto for days now, and most people seem to agree that top only takes 3 hours from cutting to completion.  My productivity is so low.  […]

Salvage Mission – Stylish Dress Book style ‘A’ dress

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completed / dresses / Sewing

This dress almost ended up in my unfinished disaster bin. It is, what I call, the ‘salvage mission’ dress. I made my first project from “Stylish Dress Book” by Yoshiko Tsukiori. I decided on dress “A” because I wanted something quick and easy – unfortunately I completely messed up my ‘quick and easy’ plans by adding tucks to the original pattern. I think I may be a sewing masochist. The bizarre thing is the tucks […]