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Sewing with Faux Fur

Shrug from McCalls 7289

There are lots of lovely faux fur garments in the shops this winter and so of course, it’s time to start sewing with faux fur. I’ve just finished McCalls 7289, a little shrug made from two simple pattern pieces that is a great little topper for evenings out.   SEWING TIPS Needle choice – The…

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Vintage Style Dress Pattern – Butterick 6380

Gertie Dress 1 Featured Image

I made this fabulous vintage style dress pattern from Butterick 6380 which has a sweetheart neckline created by the tabs on either side. A nifty idea! Checking sizing I made up the pattern to check the fit and finish for this design for McCalls. Something I do occasionally as their Brand Ambassador. Usually I have…

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Sew for Autumn

Sew For Autumn

Sad to say, the nights are drawing in and it is getting cooler so I am definitely on the hunt for patterns to make something a little warmer! I’ve just finished making Butterick 6388, with a few amendments! I had a metre each of a fabulous double knit jersey in pink and royal blue (I…

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