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2018 Make Nine – Progress

I didn’t manage to get all of my 2017 Make Nine plans finished, as I found myself changing my mind as the year went on. With that in mind, I planned my 2018 Make Nine makes with a bit more thought and looked at wardrobe gaps and sewing goals that I wanted to achieve. Upon completing […]

Sew My Style – Lander shorts review

I had already made a pair of cropped Lander pants from linen earlier in the year but I really fancied making the shorts version. I had got the fit spot on with the trousers so knew what I needed to do for the shorts version. I was going to make the shorts from some black […]

Kalle Shirt and Shirtdress by Closet Case Patterns

With a loose, body skimming silhouette and a number of interchangeable features, the Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress is the ultimate in chic, easy dressing.

View A is cropped with a wide faced hem, View B is a tunic length shirt inspired by classic men’s oxfords, and View C is a stylish shirtdress with a high-low hem. All versions feature a subtly curved yoke, kimono sleeves with arm cuffs, and a dramatically shaped hem.

Personalise your Kalle with a standard or band collar, an optional breast pocket, an inverted or box pleat, and button, popover or hidden placket.

SUGGESTED FABRIC

Make a fluid, drapey Kalle with soft fabrics like tencel, linen, rayon challis and silk crepe de chine. Crisper fabrics like poplin, chambray, voile, flannel and traditional shirtings will create a more structured silhouette.

YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (45″/1.14M FABRIC)

View A
0-6 = 2yd/1.8m, 8-20 = 2.25yd/2m

View B
0-14 = 2.5yd/2.3m, 16-20 = 2.75yd/2.5m

View C
0-14 = 2.75yd/2.5m, 16-20 =  3yd/2.75m

YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (58″/1.5M FABRIC)

View A
0-6 = 1.5yd/1.4m, 8-14 = 1.75yd/1.6m, 16-20 =  2yd/1.85m

View B
0-6 = 1.75yd/1.6m, 8-14 = 2yd/1.85m, 16-20 = 2.25yd/2m

View C
0-6 = 2yd/1.85m, 8-14 =  2.25yd/2m, 16-20 = 2.5yd/2.25m

 

Stevie and Seren fabric inspiration

Unless you’ve had your head under a rock over the last few weeks, you can’t have failed to see the images of the newest Tilly and the Buttons’ pattern releases. Stevie is an easy-to-make, easy-to-wear top or dress you’ll want to throw on every day. It has a modern, boxy fit, closing at the back with either […]

Tilly and the Buttons Stevie Tunic Pattern

Stevie is an easy-fitting modern tunic with round neckline and kimono sleeves, closing at the back with a button loop or neck ties. Choose from top or above-the-knee dress length, with optional patch pocket and narrow turn-up cuffs.

Easy to make, with no darts, fiddly fastenings or set-in sleeves, this is a great project for sewing newbies, or a satisfying speedy sew for more experienced stitchers. Throw your Stevie tunic on with sandals and a statement necklace in the Summer, or layer over a stripey top and tights in the cooler months.

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Stevie includes jargon-busting instructions, helpful sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.

SKILL LEVEL – Beginners

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS – Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics, such as linen, double gauze, chambray, cotton lawn, viscose (rayon). If you’re a confident stitcher, try a sandwashed silk or crêpe de chine.

SUPPLIES

  • Fabric

Top: Sizes 1-5: 1.2m (1¼yd) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 1.7m (1 7/8yd) x 115cm (45in) wide; Sizes 6-8: 1.5m (1½yd) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 1.5m (1 5/8yd) x 115cm (45in) wide

Dress: Sizes 1-5: 1.4m (1½yd) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 2.2m (2 1/2yd) x 115cm (45in) wide; Sizes 6-8: 2m (2 1/8yd) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 2.2m (2 1/2yd) x 115cm (45in) wide

  • Matching thread
  • 0.3m (3/8 yard) interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
  • For button loop version: 1 x 8-12mm (1/2-3/4in) rounded or fabric-covered button and elasticated hairband

Tilly and the Buttons Seren Dress Pattern

Keep cool this Summer in a breezy sundress you’ve made yourself. Seren has a flirty, seventies vibe, perfect for picnics in the park or dressing up for cocktails under the stars. Just add espadrilles and a straw hat for effortless style.

The Seren dress has a fitted bodice shaped with bust darts, with a separate waistband to cinch you in, flowing into a flared skirt. It has a button-down front, classic square neckline and shoulder straps wide enough to cover your bra.

Choose from knee-length or midi-length hemline, classic or tie-front bodice, or add the on-trend neckline flounce.

Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Seren includes jargon-busting instructions, helpful sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.

SKILL LEVEL – Improvers

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS – Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics such as cotton lawn, chambray, shirting, seersucker, broderie anglaise, linen, viscose (rayon), crêpe de chine. If you’re making the flounce, choose a drapey fabric to keep it soft and flowy.

SUPPLIES

  • Knee-length version: 2.2m (2 ½yd) x 150cm (60in) wide [0.2m („1/4yd) less without fl‡ounce] OR 2.7m (2 7Œ⁄8Žyd) x 130cm (51in) wide [0.4m (“3/8yd) less without fl‡ounce]
  • Midi-length version: 2.5m (2¾yd) x 150cm (60in) wide [0.2m (1/4yd) less without flounce](fabric must be at least 130cm (51in) wide for knee-length version, 150cm (60in) wide for midi-length version)
  • Matching thread
  • 0.8m (1yd) interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
  • 12-18mm (1/2-3/4in) wide buttons – 14 for knee-length version or 15 for midi-length version

Jenny overalls – pattern review

The fact that I have made two pairs of Jenny Overalls in the last week, should go some way to show just how much I love this pattern! (Spoiler altert!) Jenny is the latest release from Closet Case Patterns and it comes with a multitude of style options. I have opted for the mid calf […]

Lander Pants – Pattern Review

I have had the PDF of the True Bias Lander Pants printed out and ready to go since they were first released but I was waiting for the perfect fabric to come along. I recently got the most stunning linen/viscose blend into the shop and knew that it would be a match made in heaven. […]

Nina Lee Kew Dress Pattern

Kew is a dreamy blend of vintage and contemporary elements inspired by the balmy ups and rainy downs of British summertime. Think picnics and garden parties, strawberries and cream, sometime sunshine and being beside the seaside…

Version 1 has a touch of 1940s’ tea dress, with ruched sleeves for those cooler days. Version 2 is hot-weather ready, with a strappy bodice and the option of on-trend cold-shoulder sleeves. Version 3 is a skirt adaptation, perfect for dressing up or down all year-round.

The skirt for all three versions features an elegantly flattering high-low hem which dips at the back. All three options close with a front button fastening, and are finished on the inside with facings.

Skill level: confident beginner

Suitable fabric:

Version 1: best suited to light to medium-weight fabrics with some drape, e.g. rayon, viscose, crepe, linen blends

Versions 2 and 3: as for version 1, but also lightweight cotton, e.g. cotton lawn, or linen. Version 3 would also work well in medium-weight fabrics such as denim or corduroy.

Notions: 

0.5m of lightweight interfacing. Versions 1 and 2: 15 1/2-inch (12 mm) buttons. Version 3: 11 1/2-inch (12 mm) buttons

Nina Lee Portobello Trousers Pattern

Simple, elegant and oh-so-flattering, the high-waisted Portobello trousers are a cinch to make and work in a variety of fabrics for year-round comfort. Make them in a lightweight wool and you’re work-ready in the winter; linens and rayons will keep you cool and effortlessly chic in the summer. The wide-legged silhouette is bang on trend and can be made to evoke the glamour of the ‘40s starlet or the relaxed vibe of a ‘70s bohemian. Pair with fine jumpers, soft blouses or cropped tops.

The trousers are constructed with front pleats and back darts, and a centre-back concealed zip (avoiding any tricky fly construction!), along with the all-important in-seam pockets. This pattern is suitable for confident beginners and upwards; you’ll need to be able to insert a concealed zip but otherwise everything is pleasingly simple.

Skill level: confident beginner

Suitable fabric:

light- to medium-weight wovens, ideally with some drape, e.g. crepe, linen, chambray, rayon, lightweight wool, cotton lawn, velvet.

Notions: 

1 x 9” concealed zip, 1 x 1/2” button, fusible interfacing for the waistband.