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My Tartan Gown (Vogue 9053 )

My Tartan Gown (Vogue 9053 )

Dearest Visitors, it´s been months since I finished my Tartan Gown and finally we had a shooting so I do have pictures for this blog post. Hooray! First I would love to give the usual round-up for other seamstresses. Sewing Summary: Pattern: Vogue 9053 Fabric: Red Tartan (100% wool) bought from a local fabric store & poly lining dark green Notions: Thread Zipper Edge tape interfacing (a lot! might have been 5m) Cotton batiste fusible interfacing Sewing Time: Completed over…

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‘Pinstripes en Vogue Dress’ – Vogue V8789 View A

‘Pinstripes en Vogue Dress’ – Vogue V8789 View A

Better late then never, so they say. I am still ill and my insomnia is taking its toll but at last I squeeze in a Blogpost about my ‘Pinstripes en Vogue’ dress (V8789 View A) before I go back to my Blogpost Series Cape-tasia. When I first saw this pattern, I was delighted. Both Views are so versatile and elegant. Depending on my fabric choices they would make great day, afternoon, cocktail or evening dress. Hooray! Since I have more…

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Cape-tasia Part Two

Cape-tasia Part Two

Fitting a Cape   Welcome to part 2 of my blog series about capes. Today let’s talk about fitting a cape. Don’t worry it is not that complicated. On IG (find me here) I got some comments and direct messages about your concerns about the proper fit of your capes and why you hestate to sew them. Thanks for your thoughts everyone, it will help me make this series even better. In my humble opinion every project can be made…

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Cape-tasia Part One

Cape-tasia Part One

Confession time! I absolutely love and adore capes. I don´t mean a simple circle without lining or construction. I am talking about Vintage Style fully lined / interlined capes with a hood or collar, nice design choices and handsewn details. So, my autumn and winter sewing was (besides all the dresses I have shown on my IG home feed) capes, capes and capes. And guess what there are more capes on my sewing list right now but more of companion…

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Sewing Tips for Simplicity 8252

Sewing Tips for Simplicity 8252

When I first saw Simplicity 8252 I immediately fell in love with View B & C. I have made it several times now in different versions : day dress, sun dress, a durable wash dress to run errands, a cocktail dress, a bridesmaid dress and coming soon an evening version. In my opinion it would make a great wedding gown with additional train, veil and of course in a dreamy silk fabric. We all deserve our TNT patterns and this…

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