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Butterick 5926

 

Many years ago, I spotted a lady wearing a jacket like this when I was out shopping. It was a warm day and she was wearing it with skinny jeans, the sleeves pushed up and sunglasses on her head. She looked lovely. It’s funny what you remember isn’t it? So several years later, I have finally made one for myself. I have used a heavyweight double jersey from Minerva Crafts and this was very kindly gifted to me as part of the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network.

The pattern is Butterick B5926, and I already had this in my stash – it was the free pattern from an edition of Love Sewing magazine a few months back.

My full review (all opinions are my own) can be found over at Minerva Crafts, so I’ll see you over there if you would like to find out more about this lovely little unlined blazer. We just need the temperature to rise by a few degrees now so that I can start getting some wear out of it!

Take care, and I’ll see you soon,

Kathy x

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A Gingham Burda 6401 with added embroidery.

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Happy August everyone, and the beginning of the month means that it’s time to share with you my latest make for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network.

As always my full review can be found using the link above, and this month I have been using this pretty 1″ check gingham which is available in 15 colours and is only £3.99 per metre!

For a bit of fun I decided to add some machine embroidery to the cuffs and the hem. I am always meaning to use the neglected embroidery stitches on my machine, but keep forgetting, so it was good to give them a go, and I am pleased that i did.

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Thanks for dropping by, and I’ll see you over at Minerva for my thoughts on this dress.

Take care, and I’ll be back soon,

Kathy x

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My latest Minerva Crafts Blogger Network make – a cosy Burda 7148 sweatshirt dress.

Hi everyone and Happy New Year to you all!

I just wanted to let you know that my latest post as part of the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network is now up on their  website.   It’s the Burda 7148 sweatshirt dress and is perfect for this cold start to 2018. I used a gorgeous loop-back sweatshirt fabric for this one and it was perfect for this pattern.

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I needed to make several adjustments to make this dress work for me, but it all turned out great in the end. I will leave a link here to the full review over on the Minerva Blogger Network page, where I talk  through all the alterations that I made and there are lots more photos too.

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Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you over at Minerva!

Take care, and I’l be back soon,

Kathy x

 

 

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McCalls M7561 stripe knit dress pattern review

 

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It’s the beginning of the month again which means that it’s time to share with you my latest make for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network and this month it’s this gorgeous knit dress – McCalls M7561.

Do head on over to Minerva Crafts using the link above to see lots more pics and read all about this delightful pattern!

See you over there!

Kathy x

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My Colette Patterns Peony Dress for The Minerva Crafts Blogger Network #MCBN

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It’s time for another post on the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network, and this time I am talking about the Colette Patterns Peony Dress.

Sewing with this super cotton chambray has been really enjoyable. It’s perfect for the Peony dress, so do head on over to the Minerva Craft Blogger Network, using the link above,  if you want to read all about it and see lots more pics!

Take care, and I’ll be back soon,

Kathy x

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Christine Haynes Emery Dress with Pleated Skirt Pattern Review

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I am having fun writing blog posts for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network, and this months make is a pretty Christine Haynes Emery dress made with a skirt alteration from gathers to pleats.

I used a fabulous Seashore cotton poplin and if you would like to read the full review you can head on over here , where you will of course find the links to all the supplies that I used for this project.

Thank you Minerva Crafts !

Happy sewing and I’ll be back soon,

Kathy x

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The Avid Seamstress Day Dress Sewing Pattern Review

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I am so excited to share with you my first blog post as part of the Minerva Crafts Blogging Network. I have recently written a couple of guest blogs for Minerva, but this is my first blog post as part of their Blogging Network.

If you would like to read the full review with more photos over on the Minerva Crafts blog, then you can do so by clicking here

All the supplies that I used, including the pattern itself, can be found listed with the review.

Thank you for stopping by. Take care and I’ll be back soon,

Kathy x

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