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Sewing Inspiration and 6 Dresses to make in Mammoth Plaid flannel

I have a long standing passion for a plaid flannel dress, the thing is I don't wear dresses very often! I really like the idea of using plaids in interesting ways rather than them only thinking of button up shirts or lounge pants. These are what inspire me, some beautiful winter unique styles.   One of my favourites for cosy styling is Toast   This style is taken from Plumo, love this and with the socks!   This shirt dress style I love for it's casual feel   This is interesting from Lazy Oaf, I like the contrast buttons   A classic shirt style by...

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Make it in Ventana Twill - Dreaming of jackets and trousers

I want to share some ideas I have on what to make in our Ventana twill fabric. This post covers just jackets and trouser sewing patterns that have been inspiring me recently. If you follow my Instagram account it's possible you've already heard me talking about some of these makes. I'm always impressed at the amount of independent pattern makers out there, these are a few of my favourite. My exploration for sewing patterns is almost as strong as it is for fabric, I use mainly PDF downloadable files but they all usually available on paper too.   Lander Pant by True Bias These are currently queuing in my make...

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Wiksten Shift Top Made in Robert Kaufman Mammoth Plaid Gold

Starting 2020 right with a make! After seeing lots of customers make beautiful clothing in this Mammoth gold plaid I couldn't resist some for myself. This top is from the Wiksten Shift Set and I love it (seen sooooo... many photos of this all over instagram) I've already made another. The attention to the very simple detailing is perfect with very easy to follow instructions. At first I was worried it could be too oversized for me but I'm happy with the fit. Only modifications were adding an inch to the length on this one but more to fit with where the plaid pattern sits on the...

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Linden Top Made in Fláme Organic Jersey

This is my most made and worn sewing pattern, the Linden by Grainline Studios. I live in the sweatshirt version, it's a style I feel good in and it suits our UK climate. Here I've made the cropped tee version. This is a fine example of how the fabric can transform the same sewing pattern over and over again. Plus you can mix sleeve and hem lengths. I've made oversized and regular fit, sizing up and down for whatever look I want. This organic single knit jersey is called Flame from our Aarrekid range is an ideal t-shirt weight. I love the natural tones in this and the...

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Sewing pattern inspiration: Six sewing patterns for a boxy style sweatshirt

I'm working on sewing some everyday basics and lusting over this oversized sweatshirt style! I find things that inspire me and add them to our Pinterest board, I like to collect ideas and look for ways to tweak sewing patterns I may have to hand. My all time go to sewing pattern is the Linden sweatshirt by Grainline Studio, it's my most made and worn pattern plus it's easy and quick to make, fits me like a dream and has so many variations. I've sized it up and down depending on what fit I want to achieve and you can make it...

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