M7081: my new favourite winter dress

New season, new pattern… Every seasons seems to come to me with a favourite dress pattern – winter 2019 was Magnolia‘s season… … summer 2020 was V9253’s … … and autumn 2020 is definitely all about V7081! My “old” versions of M7081 In all honesty, the red and blue versions of these dresses were sewn […]

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Step-by-step tutorial for a pleated midi skirt

As you know from my skirt of choice for many of my dresses, I am an absolute fan of circle skirts. But every once in a while I feel the need for a voluminous pleated skirt – this was one of those moments. Pleated skirts are particularly appropriate versus circle skirts when you have a […]

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Autumn shorts: Pascal by Coralie Bijasson

Sewing other garments than dresses (!!!) was one my challenges for Autumn 2020. And I managed! Let me introduce you to my Pascal shorts by Coralie Bijasson. I love shorts for the colder months but I haven’t worn them for ages, as I couldn’t find a shape I liked, either ready-made or for sewing. So […]

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Royal blue sew & knit combo: M7081 + Belladonna

Now that I have become a competent knitter (thanks to lockdown!), one of my targets is to matches my hand-knitted and hand-sewn garments. And knitting a cardigan to wear with the dress sat very high on my list of projects for Autumn 2020 (reviewed in this article). This dress is one of my favourite, so […]

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