Finished – My 70’s Midi Jumpsuit!

Well I’ve finished my 1970’s midi jumpsuit, and I quite like it! I don’t think it will be my “go to” outfit, but reserved for those days when I feel like being a bit quirky. I have to say I would not have made this had I not been captivated by the brown tweed version […]

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Finished – City Cargoes!

During the RTW Tailoring Sewalong I started suffering from “jacketitis”, and the only cure for this is to make something completely random and unplanned, so I whipped up these trousers from stash.  “Whip up” being a bit of a lie, as they had six pockets – two of them requiring unpicking precision stitching! Plus the fit […]

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RTW Tailoring Sewalong #10 – More Sewing

Today I assembled the remainder of the outer shell of the coat, and a few other bits and pieces: As usual, I sewed all I could at the machine, then pressed, then repeated… I sewed the pocket bags to the side fronts, then sewed the side front seams: I sewed the side back seams – […]

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RTW Tailoring Sewalong #9 – Tutorial: Jet Pockets with Flap

  I must be a bit of a nerd because I love making jet pockets – so much so that I voluntarily made one this morning for a sewalong tutorial.  Would you believe me if I said that a double jet pocket with a flap has only 10 sewing steps?  It’s true!  The one I’ve […]

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