V8940 | Tailoring Moshe’s Coat – part 1

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Now, I’m delighted to say, there is one good thing that’s come out of the past horrible chest-infection-ridden days – Moshe said he’s happy for me to get started on his coat. In other words, he’s happy for me to measure him up, and to get that coat done. The fact that one of our […]

Stepping up, a broken needle, and a tablet tote

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Now what did you think this post might be about when you read my post title? It’s probably not what you thought at all, so relax. I’ll tell you all about it. First, I have to admit something. Since I posted about my new Opal, I’ve been terrified to touch it! I mean, there’s a […]

Vogue Patterns 8609 in Liberty Tana Lawn – Kate Ada

I made this blouse awhile ago, and although I had blogged it back then, the post got deleted when I revamped my site last year. I want to include it here in My Sewn Wardrobe, so I’m writing it up again. Sorry if you’ve already seen this. It’ll be mostly pictures.   This blouse is […]

My new Husqvarna Viking Opal 670 + Brother 3034D Home Lock

A few weeks ago, Moshe and I had a very serious and important conversation. The outcome? It’s time. Time for a new sewing machine. And – surprise surprise – a new overlocker! Wait! That sounds like I have one already. No, but it’s something I’ve wanted my whole sewing life. Well, actually since I bought my very […]

OK just one more book…

The Practical Guide To Patternmaking For Fashion Designers: Menswear

Well, I get restless! I’m waiting for my book(s) to arrive so I can learn everything I need to know to make Moshe’s coat, and I thought I’d mosey on down to Taylor’s blog and have a read. I can’t help it if he lays out a great case for the book he used to […]

A coat for Moshe – Burdastyle #6039

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I promised I’d post more about the coat and the lining etc, so here we go… First, let me show you the lining. It’s a beautiful Fendi that looks more chocolate-y in colour than grey, but somehow works really nicely with the Charcoal Intenso wool/cashmere that I can’t seem to stop stroking! By the way, if […]

The cutest YSG Wristlet I’ve made to date!

Last month, I crossed off another long-outstanding project that I finally finished – a wristlet for my friend, Lyla. She gave me the fabric from her own stash – oh, and by the way, if you’re into appliqués, you should check out her shop. Do you like it? I did have a concern that the fabric would […]

B&W Baby Chic

OMGosh! I am so happy with how this little hat came out! So chic, don’t you think? Aliya has a little black party dress that I think this might look rather divine with. Hope so. I just love it! It’s the 3rd little reversible sun hat I’ve made using this pattern By MiekK, and I’m […]

Topping and Tailing

My darling daughter recently bought metres of flannel in 4 colours, and asked if I could sew up around 48 cloth wipes for her so she could ditch the store-bought wet wipes. Of course, since I love both my daughter and my sewing machine, I agreed! I have to fess up though, it’s been a s-l-o-o-o-o-w […]