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Next up: Vintage Tartan Cape

I’ve decided that my next vintage project is going to be the cape! I’ve been lusting after a cape for a while now, so I was thrilled that one of the patterns in the package from Veronica was a cape. (And matching skirt and jacket, too!) In between Pendrell Sew-Along posts, I’m going to work […]

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Tailor’s Tacks vs. Pin Marking

Hello again! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, full of yummy treats, family moments and sewing-related gifts. (I sure did! More on that later.) Back to the Vogue Bolero! I’ve cut it out and now I’m marking… not my favourite step. Especially if you hate cutting out, too, you probably aren’t a fan of […]

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Next up: Vogue Bolero

Remember this awesome 1950’s bolero pattern? Well, it’s been teasing me the whole time I worked on Mr Sewaholic’s shirt. I’m thrilled to be finished with two days to spare – which means back to sewing for me! And even though I have a mountainous stash of fabric, I didn’t have the perfect navy wool […]

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Tips on Cutting Striped Fabric

I bet you know exactly what striped fabric we’re talking about today! (Mr Sewaholic’s shirt fabric, of course!) Striped fabric is a little tricky to cut, but not as hard as cutting plaid fabric. If you’re dreaming of sewing plaid fabrics but worry about the cutting stage, stripes are a good way to practice your […]

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