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Sewn: Butterick 6239 (The 1942 Dress, Take Two)

Sewn: Butterick 6239 (The 1942 Dress, Take Two)

When it became clear that the Vintage Picnic was definitely going ahead, I knew I could probably get away with wearing the 1942 dress (Butterick 6239) I made last year. But like a child facing bedtime, I didn’t WANNA!!!! Sure, I was proud that I’d made it […]

Sewn: Colette Peony Dress

Sewn: Colette Peony Dress

After my last sewing adventure, I vowed that I’d dial back and sew something in a solid colour. Thus, one day in the shower (not that it’s really pertinent that I was in the shower, but I thought I’d throw some imagined nudity in for […]

Blog Browsin’: Free Mens Necktie Pattern from Colette

Blog Browsin’: Free Mens Necktie Pattern from Colette

A necktie may seem like a slightly clichéd gift for Father’s Day, but when you make it yourself I say it gains an infinite number of bonus points. Today on the Colette blog, there is a free downloadable pattern for a dapper tie.  Just don’t make […]