New Look 6517 : Sewing a Capsule Summer Wardrobe

I'd eagerly snatched up NL6517 eons ago as I wanted to replicate my favourite, now sadly departed, pair of RTW linen trousers. The pattern features these wide leg pants but also has options for a tunic top (in two lengths) and a simple maxi dress with a side split - all very wearable. As the… Continue reading New Look 6517 : Sewing a Capsule Summer Wardrobe

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Tutorial : Using Prym Vario Pliers to Insert ‘Love’ Snaps, Jean Rivets and Denim Hardware

Hello sewing friends! I recently made my young daughter a shirtdress using New Look 6884 in a 'Cherry Crimson' Art Gallery Fabrics chambray (see that post HERE). Whilst I'm not averse to sewing sewing buttonholes, I decided instead to use the Prym range of plastic 'Love' snaps, which I thought would add a fun and… Continue reading Tutorial : Using Prym Vario Pliers to Insert ‘Love’ Snaps, Jean Rivets and Denim Hardware

A Little Lady Liberty Dress : New Look 6205 #MCBN

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Ah New Look 6205¬†how I love thee. And Liberty fabric how I adore and now obsessively covet thee!   Seriously, this is the third time I've sewn up this dress for my daughter to date. She absolutely loves it. The first time I made it up in this gorgeous pink patchwork poplin¬†(and blogged about it… Continue reading A Little Lady Liberty Dress : New Look 6205 #MCBN