The Belcarra Blouse

I made a top, and it's actually wearable! Here it is (and what the hell, here's my face too): It seems the thing to do on sewing blogs is present your creation on your body, the way it actually looks in real life, rather than the garment lying flat on a table or hung up … Continue reading The Belcarra Blouse

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First attempt at a shirt…

I found an old pattern (Simplicity 9857, from 1996... I know) and some nice white rayon for my first attempt at a collared shirt. Urgh. Things I have learnt: How NOT to do collars; and No matter how much you want a retro shirt to not look retro because you're wearing it in 2014, it's … Continue reading First attempt at a shirt…