Monday, 24 April 2017

Seamstress Tag by Hollie Dolly | Oh Sew Quaint

Watch my latest youtube video - the Seamstress tag - where I answer 12 sewing related questions to help you get to know me a little better.

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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Pattern Review: B5708 1953 Vintage Dress - A pattern that may well have been drafted by Satan himself.

When my eyes landed on the B5708 Retro Butterick 1953 dress sewing pattern I knew it was something I would want in my wardrobe, so decided to get this pattern along with this gorgeous cotton from Sew Essential.

Pattern, Fabric and Zip from Sew Essential; Fondant Fancy Pattern Weights from Oh Sew Quaint

Whilst waiting for their arrival I did some research on the pattern itself, seeing what others sewists had made and any tips for it's construction. This is when I learned the alarming news that this pattern does NOT have a good reputation. It's known for being poorly drafted, which results in bodice being too large to wear modestly. A problem that could be prevented with some pattern adjustment? Think again, the bodice is cut entirely on the bias which makes pattern adjustment a nightmare.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Pattern Review - Colette Moneta - Dark Floral Knit Dress perfect for Spring!

The Colette Moneta dress - your new favourite knit sewing pattern - because the best dresses have pockets!

You know those first sunny days of spring where you want to leave your coat at the door but there is a still a slight chill in the air? The long-sleeved Moneta dress is the perfect thing to wear! I was first inspired to make a jersey dress after seeing The Crafty Pinup's TATB Agnes Dress Hack which she also made in a black jersey with pink flowers. While it's rude to copy other people's sewing projects, I fell in love with the dress so much I just HAD to have my own.
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