Sewing a fly front zipper is something that looks intimidating to do, but a technique I’ve wanted to learn! With Thread Theory’s Jedediah Pants pattern and their sew-along on their blog, I successfully made a pair of men’s shorts with a zipper fly! The finished garment looks quite professional (if I can say so myself :P) with its flat felled seams and bias bound seams. Continue reading “Jedediah shorts | Thread Theory”
I designed this dress for my mum with fabric I bought in Malaysia last year.
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Another Tilly and the Buttons pattern review! The Marigold pattern is versatile as it can be a jumpsuit or just trousers, or even a two piece set. I chose to make the trousers. I made a pair for my sister as well!
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Tilly and the Button’s Fifi Pyjamas pattern is a great beginner to intermediate project with techniques including cutting on the bias, French seams and making your own bias tape! Tilly’s pattern instructions are very easy to follow with tips on how to handle fabric when cutting on the bias. She even has a sew along on her blog. Continue reading “Fifi Boudoir Pyjama Set | Tilly and the Buttons”
The menswear sewing series continues…
After sewing my first men’s shirt for my grandpa by using an old shirt of his, I wanted to try using an actual pattern with instructions. When making my grandfather’s shirt, I found I was unsure about how some of the components were sewn together. Such as the yoke and the sleeve placket. I wanted to find a proper pattern with instructions to learn the correct techniques.
I wanted to make my boyfriend a shirt this time around. When looking online I couldn’t find many fashionable and modern men’s shirt sewing patterns out there. Until I came across Mimi G’s Simplicity 8427. It is a slim fit button up shirt with variations for the cuff and collar style. Continue reading “Men’s fitted shirt – Simplicity 8427 pattern review”
I know it has been a long time between posts! But I have been busy sewing, so there will be more projects to come soon!
Continuing with the menswear theme going on in my blog, I have made some men’s underwear! I used Thread Theory’s Comox Trunks pattern. Thread Theory are a Canadian based menswear sewing pattern company and I bought a few of their PDF patterns during their February sale.
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I bought some striped cotton blend fabric while in Malaysia last year with the intention of making a shirt for my grandpa. My grandma gave me an old shirt of his to replicate. I took it home to Australia with me and unpicked it. I had not made a men’s shirt before, so noted down how the garment was assembled as I dissembled it.
The original shirt
My new shirt
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