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A vintage-style pleated skirt | a new free pattern from Peppermint magazine

Posted by Maaike van Besien on

A vintage-style pleated skirt | a new free pattern from Peppermint magazine

Pretty much as soon as Emily from In The Folds announced she had designed another free pattern for Peppermint magazine, I hit Download. It is a vintage inspired skirt, featuring knife pleats and big pockets. Love at first sight. Here is a little embarrassing fact: I had yet to successfully sew a skirt for myself in a woven fabric. At least one that I was willing to wear in public.  My failed attempts all revolve around the fact that I can't seem to get the skirts to fit properly around my lower waist, in order to hide my pear shape...

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My Acton dress in soft denim

Posted by Maaike van Besien on

My Acton dress in soft denim

When the Acton dress pattern was launched by In The Folds, I pretty much bought the pattern straight away. I had a wonderful experience when I made her previous pattern, the Rushcutter, that I was confident this sewing pattern would be great as well. I needed a dress for the Frocktails event in Sydney and since I knew Emily - the designer - was going to be there, the decision on what to sew was an easy one. (In case you have never heard of Frocktails: it is a night out for people who love to sew. Everyone wears something handmade,...

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I made Hudson pants!

Posted by Maaike van Besien on

I made Hudson pants!

Pattern: Hudson Pants by True Bias Fabric: 1.5m of Denim from Art Gallery Fabrics ---------------------------------- I finally made  a pair of pants for myself! And I'm pretty happy! You see, I've been wanting a loose fitting pair of pants since last summer, and I simply could not find one in the stores. Because of my pear shape none of them would fit properly. If they had to fit over my hips,  they would be too wide at the waist. Because of this, I would have to adjust any pants pattern and I wasn't sure if it would then all still look ok....

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