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Linen McCalls 7743

From the leftover fabric from the sack dress, I made another dress! (The joys of having to buy a minimum amount of fabric. You get a second chance to make something cool!) This is McCalls 7743, a dress pattern I’ve used many times. This time I made a different view, choosing the back without the […]

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This Dress Refuses to Blend In

A fabric this wild and bold needs a simple style. Wouldn’t you agree? (Many of you did, and at least one of you wasn’t even sure this would turn into a decent-looking garment!) This is the awesomely wild fabric I posted about here. It’s 100% polyester, from Télio, and when I saw it hanging in […]

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McCalls 7743 in Rose-print Corduroy

While Caroline was fearlessly leading the Saltspring Sew-Along, I made a dress! It’s the first thing I have made for the upcoming fall. Truthfully, I didn’t think about fall or planning ahead. I saw the fabric, fell in love, and had to have it! It’s from Gertie’s online fabric shop. Does she have great taste […]

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This Hardly Counts as a Sewing Step

I’m working away on the Instant Dress, McCalls 3660, in between other work, and it’s coming together quite nicely! Here’s a funny thing I saw in the sewing instruction sheet. Only you guys will appreciate how oddly entertaining this is! Seriously, ‘purchase a novelty belt’ is a sewing instruction? Isn’t that funny! This counts as […]

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Much better! Proper navy bias tape.

Thank you for all the comments on the bias tape colour for the Instant Dress! I love that you guys are passionate about getting the details right. So many of you agreed that if it isn’t right, that’s all we’ll think about in the finished garment! (Pretty much nobody said it’s good enough as-is, if […]

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