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Tweed waistcoat

It has been a long time since I made a waistcoat – the last time was over a year and a half ago when I was making our wedding waistcoats, and I made 6 in total! It seemed like a long enough period of time to be able to make another (I had said at the time that I didn’t want to see another one for a while…) and so when Tom said that he might get one for our friend’s birthday party next weekend, I said that I would make one for him as an early 30th birthday present. It has been a long time since I made something for him, even though I had good intentions with his trousers!  Read More

Top to skirt alteration

I bought this top a few years ago – I immediately fell in love with the gorgeous floral pattern! I know it looks like a dress, but it really is far too short for that…! Anyway, more recently it hasn’t fit on the top half, but I was convinced that if I had the courage to do it, the bottom half would fit if I turned it into a skirt. After such a long time of wondering about it (and some inspiration from Dawn O’Porter’s tv programme, ‘This Old Thing’) I decided to give it a go. Read More

Pyjama trousers

I’ve got completely hooked on sewing clothes recently, and have done so much sewing! I feel like I’m really getting to know my machine better and I absolutely love it. I got this super fabric a little while ago to make some pyjama trousers, but I got a bit distracted by other projects before getting around to making them! Even though I’ve learnt lots of new techniques, this project is a really simple, back to basics make – if you’re a beginner looking to start making clothes then this is a great project. Read More

The making of Tom’s trousers

A few weeks ago, I started making a pair of trousers for Tom (see my work in progress post for the beginnings of this project!). It was never going to be a quick project, and I wasn’t entirely sure that I’d get it right first time but I’d got some fabric quite cheaply, so this first go was a sort of trial run. Well, as you can see, they are finished – yay 🙂 (Sorry about the rubbish photo – it’s really tough to get a good photo of black trousers in bad light…!)

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