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Red birdie voile Hawthorn

Pattern: Colette Hawthorn
Why: Pretty fabric, easy and flattering pattern – get in my wardrobe!
Completed: January 2014
Review: Blogged here. Pattern review here.

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S2648 “Amazing Fit” LBD

Pattern: Simplicity 2648
Why: Because I need stuff to wear to work that isn’t a giant polka dot-printed taffeta party dress!
Completed: January 2014
Review: Blogged here. Pattern review here.

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Polka dot chambray Hawthorn

Pattern: Colette Hawthorn
Why: You know those patterns you fall in love with? That’s this one. And it totally lived up to my expectations!
Completed: November 2013
Review: Blogged here. Pattern review here.

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Floral tana lawn blouse

Pattern: McCall’s 2818
Why: The pattern promised great things – “learn to fit a full bust” – and I was easily persuaded. The blouse is great for work and I LOVE the button-up back. Now I’ve nailed the fit I’ve got a good pattern for work wardrobe staples.
Completed: November 2013
Review: Blogged here. Pattern review here.

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Ginger skirt

Pattern: Colette Ginger
Why: A great, easy-to-sew and flattering skirt pattern I have been eyeing off for years and finally got my mitts on. Perfect for beginners or the seamstress who wants a quick project!
Completed: November 2013
Review: Blogged here. Pattern review here.

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50s housewife day dress

Pattern: Vogue 8789
Why: This is one of the first patterns I purchased when I seriously got into sewing and I’d just been waiting for the perfect fabric. I wasn’t sure how this would turn out (I rarely wear these colours), but I’m happy with the result!
Completed: October 2013
Review: Blogged here. Pattern review here.

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Spring races vintage dress

Pattern: Butterick 5880
Why: Because I planned on going to the races and where else would I get an excuse to wear such a classy vintage dress?!
Completed: October 2013
Review: Blogged here. Pattern review here.

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Spring skirt

Pattern: The Pencil Skirt from Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing
Why: I made one before and think it’s a great pattern and great wardrobe builder!
Completed: September 2013
Review: Blogged here. Pattern review here.

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Leftovers skirt

Pattern: Self-drafted
Why: Stash-busting the ponte I had remaining after my red Elisalex.
Completed: August 2013
Review: Blogged here.

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Ponte Elisalex #2 (third Elisalex)

Pattern: Elisalex
Why: My charcoal Elisalex has become a wardrobe staple and now it’s gotten to the point where I just want the same thing in different colours! I have swapped the pattern’s tulip skirt for a self-drafted circle skirt.
Completed: August 2013
Review: Blogged here. Pattern review here.

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I-wish-I-could-afford-Cue dress

Pattern: Vogue 8723
Why: Because I had this pattern in my stash from when I started sewing and it seemed perfect for me – easy, custom cup sizes, vintage-inspired design. I am not as much a beginner these days but I thought it would be a relatively simple project. It was, I just chose challenging fabric!
Completed: July 2013
Review: Blogged here. Pattern review here.

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Vintage Floral Shirtwaist Dress

Pattern: The Shirtwaist Dress from Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing
Why: I love a good shirtdress and this pattern was one of the things I’ve been keen to sew a few things from Gertie’s book.
Completed: June 2013
Review: Blogged here. Pattern review here.

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Sateen Pencil Skirt

Pattern: The Pencil Skirt from Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing
Why: I wanted to make the perfect pencil skirt out of the perfect vintage silk suiting and this was my muslin – it turned out very nicely compared to some of my other hideous muslins, if I do say so myself!
Completed: June 2013
Review: Blogged here. Pattern review here.front view 1

Ponte Elisalex (v2.0)

Pattern: Elisalex
Why: I loved my first Elisalex and I wanted to make a more casual, super comfy dress using the Elisalex bodice.
Completed: June 2013
Review: Blogged here. Pattern review here.
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Elisalex dress

Pattern: Elisalex
Why: Because I fell in love with the pattern as soon as I saw it and dresses with fitted bodices and poofy skirts are my ultimate.
Completed: May 2013
Review: here (Pattern Review)
Cick here for posts tagged with Elisalex and to see more pics.
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Pink lady dress

Pattern: B5605
Why: Experimenting with wearing the colour pink (or coral, as I like to tell myself!) Had made this pattern before and wanted to make a more casual version
Completed: April 2013
Review: here
Click on image for more pics.
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Blue bird dress

Pattern: V8577
Why: Blue and white sleeveless shirt dress – testing out the automatic buttonhole on my first machine!
Completed: January 2013
Review: here
Click on image for more pics.
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Birdie Cambie

Pattern: Sewaholic Cambie dress
Why: To learn how to sew and be awesome at it!
Completed: July 2012 – the second dress I’d ever made and one of the few I actually wear!
Review: Pattern Review here. Blog post (and musings on why sewing is awesome) here.

cambie dress

More to come when I take pics!

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