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Learning Points from The Shirt (see previous post)

During the 6 month journey of ‘making the shirt’ I learned some really useful tips for clothes sewing clothes.  I don’t want to forget these so I’m documenting them and if only one of them helps another beginner I will be pleased to share. 421 more words


TNT: the Plantain top

If you follow the Sewcialist blog or #sewcialists on instgram, you can’t have missed that November is TNT month – that is, Tried-and-True patterns. Basically, a tribute month for all those patterns you’ve made so many times that you could practically make them in your sleep. 343 more words


leftovers and serger

A friend invited my family over today for “leftovers brunch”, which, frankly, is a brilliant idea. I didn’t get any photos of the beautiful food, including some… 152 more words


Nightgown REMAKE

Sewing Bird, today we’ll work on a variation of the Mary Frances nightgown.

My issue with the nightgown is that I’d like to be able to make outfits for the dolls of friends’ children. 306 more words


Chapter XVIII: A Nighty For Her Little Nap

“A charming thing to make Marie, will be a dainty White nightie,”- sang Sewing Bird.

“Oh, good!” exclaimed Mary Frances. ”That is just what she needs. 1,484 more words

Refashioned jumpsuit

A few weeks back I bought this delish viscose jumpsuit at the op shop. I don’t know what I was thinking, really – I’m too tall for anything one-piece to fit me, and this was no exception. 380 more words


Seamwork Brooklyn

Tuesday night after dinner I decided to make something to wear on Thanksgiving. I managed to make this Brooklyn skirt in just a few hours (cutting included!) It was so satisfying to make something in one evening.   111 more words