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Men's zippered hoodie jacket in maroon sweater knit and ribbing

Posted by Beata Khaidurova on

Men's zippered hoodie jacket in maroon sweater knit and ribbing

This post is written by Beata Khaidurova. Despite the fact that I sew almost exclusively for myself, on some special occasions I do sew garments for the more special people in my life. This year I offered to sew my partner a casual hooded jacket for his birthday, and this was the result, which he has worn almost every day since. I am calling that a win! The jacket wasn't to be a surprise, so I was able to work with him to choose the pattern and fabric. The pattern is from an old issue of Burda magazine from October 2008...

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Roscoe top in cotton crepe

Posted by Robyn Borley on

Roscoe top in cotton crepe

Sometimes I feel like there's a bit of pressure to keep up with all the latest pattern releases, to make the latest and greatest item that is doing the rounds on Instagram, even if it's not really your thing.  Maybe that's just me?  One of my goals for 2019 was to make better use of my extensive pattern stash.  When I saw the beautiful Atelier Brunette cotton crepe I thought it was the perfect match for the True Bias Roscoe blouse. I haven't used cotton crepe before, but like all the other Atelier Brunette fabrics, I thought it was absolutely lovely. ...

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Spring Rushcutter Dress in Tencel Twill

Posted by Renee Stokes on

Spring Rushcutter Dress in Tencel Twill

Hi everyone, I’m back for another guest post and to join the growing number of sewists and sewing bloggers going crazy over Tencel twill! I followed a link in one of MaaiDesign’s newsletters to a Pinterest board called Sewing Patterns for Tencel Twill and got all inspired by the lovely draping dresses that I saw there. The Rushcutter dress by In The Folds is my kind of dress and I’m so happy with the fabric choice! I had already made the long-sleeved view A winter version of the Rushcutter out of denim and loved it, so wanted to try a summery...

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A Monochrome Spot Swirl Quilted Tamarack

Posted by Katie Freeland on

A Monochrome Spot Swirl Quilted Tamarack

What do you get when you mix double gauze, batting, flannel, gold spots, pattern mathematics genius and the Tamarack pattern...?

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Sirocco Jumpsuit in Ponte

Posted by Emma Prestidge on

Sirocco Jumpsuit in Ponte

Hi, my name is Emma Prestidge. I’m a sewist from Wellington New Zealand. I’m glad to be guest blogging today here at Maaidesign. You can see more of my makes over on my website emmasatelierblog.com or on Instagram @emmas_atelier. I work a 9-5 in a corporate role. The rest of my time is spent whipping up unique garments for myself and my husband. For my contribution to the Maaidesign blog, I decided to work with Ponte. I purchased the Sirocco Jumpsuit pattern by Deer and Doe a couple of days after they released their recent collection. I have a rule that...

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