Nautical Outfit IPM Week 4 RTW COPY

*My entry for IPM*

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My last ever entry into 2016 IPM! And what a month it has been. I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenges set this year. This one more so, because I got to really look through all those pins on my Pinterest boards and get to choose something I could make using my stash items.

This particular outfit came about because I love nautical stripes . Its really a combo of these 2 Pins……

pinterest collage
From and  Nadiatarr via Pinterest


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Breezy and Blue Dress IPM Week 4 RTW COPY

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I can hardly believe June is almost over and IPM is coming an end. This is one of my entries for the last challenge : RTW copy. Here is my picture of a fashion blogger outfit I have loved on Pinterest for years.


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Sewaholic Granville No. 5

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It seems I cannot go 6 months without making another Granville shirt. So I present to you my 5th rendition. Made in a medium weight cotton fabric. I liked the green and fuschia floral print.

There is nothing new to add about this shirt except that I experimented with using snaps. I believed that it would be faster and easier than buttons and buttonholes – how wrong I was -_-.

Pictures ahoy……….

Sewaholic Granville

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Another Burda 02/2016 #103

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Super quick post because I made another one of the high low top from the February issue of Burda. First one I made here with a yellow spot back.

I made in the same beige/ivory T-shirt weight jersey that was left over from last time. The back is a satin synthetic that I picked up from Fabworks Mill Shop, Dewsbury during the Spoolettes meet up in Feb. It has a beautiful shine to it and feels very soft on the skin. I only made one change this time: I sewed the pleat down about 2 inches below the neckline. I like it.Burda High Low top 022016

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Hello AURORA! IPM Week 3- Hack IT

In which I hack my self titled Aurora dress

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Happy Monday! And its a good one for me because I get to post about a dress I am super excited about sharing. Made for Indie Pattern Month Hack  -It, its a hybrid of the excellently drafted Moneta bodice with the striking drama and flare  of the Gabriola skirt.

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IPM Week 2 One Pattern Two Ways; Carme blouse revisited

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If you follow The Monthly Stitch you will seen these already. You can scroll though to the bottom where I have added detail pictures :-).  I was late posting them here because there are other details I wanted to talk about here that I didn’t have time to on the other post because of the deadline. Yes I know I shouldn’t wait till the very last minute to finish and post. In my defense I did not realise that for the competition you could start on the items after the IPM announcement in May! All along I thought it was like Pattern Review where you have to cut, sew and write up in the time frame of the competition. Ack! At least now I will start on my final week garments this weekend.

Anyhow back to the Carmes at hand.

I love Pauline Alice’s  Carme blouse pattern. I have made it twice before already in a grey and white cotton here and linen Sashiko version here. Its a simple chic pattern with a loose fit pullover style. Its certainly one of the tops I first made to a reasonably decent standard by following the video sewalong which is great for beginners. Continue reading

Vogue V1486 Pattern Review Skirt Competition

In which I murder a curtain.

I bought this fabric more than six years ago when I was making curtains for our  new place. With only 3m end of roll left it was never going to enough for curtains. I bought it because I loved the large dramatic floral and thought I would make cushions.

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Lets talk Me Made May 2016

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This is a long –ish (meandering) post on my thoughts on MMM16. I was late joining in only on the second day and I didn’t make any pledge. What prompted me was a desire to see if I had improved on my sense of style since last year.

I do really enjoy MeMadeMay as many sewing peeps participate and its so inspiring to see how other creatives interpret a pattern and style it. I didn’t buy as many patterns as I did last year (restraint) but there were a lot of things added to my wish list for further consideration. I have decided to continue posting my outfit pictures on IG when I can and feel like it. I will do it without the ruthless discipline of May though. Continue reading

IPM Week 1 New-To-Me: Birkin Flare Jeans

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I just managed to blog my entry for Indie Pattern Month Week 1. I was lucky with the weather this last weekend and had such a fun photo shoot. Here is the post:


I  MADE jeans!

I want to shout it from the rooftops!

I Hila of SaturdayNightStitch made jeans –

Like as in real actual life jeans!

And they may just be the best darn jeans in the whole wide world……

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