Monogrammed travel pouch | Free Pattern

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This travel pouch was an anniversary gift for my boyfriend. Thread Theory has a free tutorial on their blog. Their tutorial shows you how to make a lined box-shaped zippered pouch with an optional handle.

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Tie-front button-up midi dress | self-drafted pattern!

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I just returned from a holiday in Vietnam and as part of my holiday wardrobe I made this tie-front button-up midi dress (yes, that sounds like a lot going on in one dress). I designed it myself and used my Singer dress form for the first time to drape and draft the pattern! It even has a pocket!!

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Marigold trousers | Tilly and the Buttons

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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Grandpa’s shirt

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.

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Korea fabric haul part 3: a bumblebee wrap dress

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I found the fabric featuring bumblebees and white roses in Korea and instantly thought of my sister as she likes bees. I asked her what she might like me to make from this fabric and she had the idea of a wrap dress.

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Kaftan Pyjama Dress

I have just returned from a holiday trip to Malaysia to visit family. While in Malaysia my auntie and grandma took me to a local fabric store.  I probably didn’t need more fabric to add to my growing stash, but ended up buying 5 different fabrics with 5 future garments in mind. So look out for them on my blog!

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While in Malaysia I also had the chance to try out my grandma’s antique Singer sewing machine! After Grandma showed me how to use it, I started on the first garment: kaftan pyjamas for my auntie, and completed it before flying back to Australia.

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