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See You At Six french terry dress

Posted by Lightning McStitch on

See You At Six french terry dress

When new See You At Six fabrics arrive at Maaidesign it pays to be quick. I was lucky to score one of the last few remnants of this fabulous, floral French terry and had just enough to squeeze out a little sweater dress. (Butterick B6494) A raglan sleeve dress pattern is a great way to use a smaller cut of fabric as the pattern pieces are shorter, and with this dress pattern having princess seams front and back, there were multiple small pieces to cut. It was only a moderately hard puzzle to fit it all on my fabric. But ultimately...

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The Year of the Sleeve

Posted by Kate Brookes on

The Year of the Sleeve

Hello, I'm Kate of Sewing with Kate and today I am guest blogging here for MaaiDesign.  Did you know, this year has been deemed, 'The Year of the Sleeve’?  There has been some amazingly inspirational pieces on Instagram this year, especially in our sewing community.  The Year of the Sleeve was initially instigated by Ryliss Bod of the Sewing and Design School in Washington. She started collecting and posting some sleeve designs earlier this year. Here are some of my favourites, all massively OTT and wonderful. With sleeve inspiration in abundance, I thought this could be a good opportunity to show how to...

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My Sorbetto blouse in rayon

Posted by Maaike van Besien on

My Sorbetto blouse in rayon

The hot Australian summer inspired me to sew some sleeveless blouses. Let's ignore the fact that Autumn started about 2 weeks ago shall we? It was time to try out the Sorbetto blouse by Colette Patterns. This pattern is free and has been around for quite a number of years so there are lots of examples around. I like the simplicity and the fact that it can so easily be hacked and changed into something completely different.  I first made a quick muslin to check the fit. I made a size 6. I added a lot of length because the design...

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