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Completion of the Saguaro Set with review of the top and the fitting adjustments I made, changing the shoulder seam significantly to reduce excess fabric, plus I made a washbag

October 2022

Review of the Saguaro Set top, washbag workshop

Completion of the Saguaro Set with review of the top and the fitting adjustments I made, changing the shoulder seam significantly to reduce excess fabric, plus I made a washbag

A run down of my construction process of the Saguaro Set trousers, including how I gathered the waistband really evenly, plus photos of all angles

August 2022

Full MingMakesMistakes review of the Saguaro Set trousers

A run down of my construction process of the Saguaro Set trousers, including how I gathered the waistband really evenly, plus photos of all angles

Details and photos on how I fitted the Saguaro Set trousers using the Palmer/Pletsch tissue-fitting method, sewing buttonholes with zigzag stitch (no automatic setting)

July 2022

Fitting the Saguaro Set trousers, controlled buttonholes

Details and photos on how I fitted the Saguaro Set trousers using the Palmer/Pletsch tissue-fitting method, sewing buttonholes with zigzag stitch (no automatic setting)

How I got on with sewing up a t-shirt in ribbed jersey with Tencel, and a second Sagebrush Top in double gauze, describing how I reduced the sleeve volume

June 2022

A simple t-shirt in ribbed jersey, finished second Sagebrush

How I got on with sewing up a t-shirt in ribbed jersey with Tencel, and a second Sagebrush Top in double gauze, describing how I reduced the sleeve volume

My experience with a simple t-shirt pattern in cotton jersey and super soft tencel modal jersey, introducing my second Sagebrush in double gauze gingham

May 2022

Simple t-shirts in different fabrics, second Sagebrush update

My experience with a simple t-shirt pattern in cotton jersey and super soft tencel modal jersey, introducing my second Sagebrush in double gauze gingham

My full review of the Stella Hoodie with details of how I made a Superdry-style drawstring with eyelets and shoelaces, and a t-shirt in white jersey

April 2022

Stella Hoodie review, another t-shirt

My full review of the Stella Hoodie with details of how I made a Superdry-style drawstring with eyelets and shoelaces, and a t-shirt in white jersey

Detailed post on how I fitted the Stella Hoodie, and what I learnt at the Guthrie&Ghani overlocker workshop where I made a simple t-shirt

March 2022

Fitting the Stella Hoodie, t-shirt from overlocker workshop

Detailed post on how I fitted the Stella Hoodie, and what I learnt at the Guthrie&Ghani overlocker workshop where I made a simple t-shirt

My full MingMakesMistakes Freya Dress post, my temporary cutting table solution, new WIP the Stella Hoodie, and I've booked onto a Guthrie&Ghani overlocker workshop in March

February 2022

Freya Dress review, cutting table, overlocker workshop

My full MingMakesMistakes Freya Dress post, my temporary cutting table solution, new WIP the Stella Hoodie, and I've booked onto a Guthrie&Ghani overlocker workshop in March

A detailed post on how I fitted the Freya knit dress, and an unconventional rounded back adjustment with no centre seam or shoulder dart

January 2022

Fitting Freya Dress, rounded back adjustments

A detailed post on how I fitted the Freya knit dress, and an unconventional rounded back adjustment with no centre seam or shoulder dart

Lots covered in my detailed review of the Liberty Zina Wrap Skirt / Simplicity 8606, including my method for shortening a curved ruffle, and current work in progress the Freya dress

December 2021

Liberty Zina Wrap Skirt / Simplicity 8606, wrapping up the year

Lots covered in my detailed review of the Liberty Zina Wrap Skirt / Simplicity 8606, including my method for shortening a curved ruffle, and current work in progress the Freya dress

Birthday celebrations in my Lilou Dress, full review of my Frankie T-Shirt project with stretch lace sleeves and raglan sleeve fitting details, and current WIP Liberty's Zina Wrap Skirt

November 2021

Birthday celebrations, Frankie T-Shirt

Birthday celebrations in my Lilou Dress, full review of my Frankie T-Shirt project with stretch lace sleeves and raglan sleeve fitting details, and current WIP Liberty's Zina Wrap Skirt

Photos of my reorganised sewing station with pegboards, the Kylie and the Machine advent calendar I am about to open, and my current work in progress the Frankie T-shirt

October 2021

Reorganised sewing station, KATM advent calendar

Photos of my reorganised sewing station with pegboards, the Kylie and the Machine advent calendar I am about to open, and my current work in progress the Frankie T-shirt

My full review of the Sagebrush Top including how I fit it with my upper bust measurement slightly bigger than my full bust, and how I did French seams on the ruffle but avoided bulk

September 2021

Sagebrush Top completed, fitting my upper bust

My full review of the Sagebrush Top including how I fit it with my upper bust measurement slightly bigger than my full bust, and how I did French seams on the ruffle but avoided bulk

Fifi Eye Mask full review including how I used bias binding to secure the wadding and added a nose wire for an even better fit, and introducing my current project, the Sagebrush Top

August 2021

Fifi Eye Mask full review, starting the Sagebrush Top

Fifi Eye Mask full review including how I used bias binding to secure the wadding and added a nose wire for an even better fit, and introducing my current project, the Sagebrush Top

Lilou Dress full review including how I lined it, pattern matched checks and lined it, and a reflection on my sewing journey so far having now completed Love At First Stitch

July 2021

Lilou Dress full review, finishing Love At First Stitch

Lilou Dress full review including how I lined it, pattern matched checks and lined it, and a reflection on my sewing journey so far having now completed Love At First Stitch

Pattern matching tutorial with video, my experience of pattern matching with checks on the Lilou Dress, and all the detail on my experience with the Clemence Skirt

June 2021

Pattern matching tutorial, Clemence skirt full review

Pattern matching tutorial with video, my experience of pattern matching with checks on the Lilou Dress, and all the detail on my experience with the Clemence Skirt

I try the Palmer Pletsch method of fitting, tutorials on using the Clover double tracing wheel for marking seam allowances, and applying InvisiGrip to rulers to stop them slipping

May 2021

Palmer Pletsch, double tracing wheel and InvisiGrip tutorials

I try the Palmer Pletsch method of fitting, tutorials on using the Clover double tracing wheel for marking seam allowances, and applying InvisiGrip to rulers to stop them slipping

All my tips and mistakes in sewing the Mimi Blouse including rolled hem tutorial, reducing the facings, refining the sleeve pleats and adjusting the collar.

April 2021

Mimi Blouse resources, rolled hem tutorial

All my tips and mistakes in sewing the Mimi Blouse including rolled hem tutorial, reducing the facings, refining the sleeve pleats and adjusting the collar.

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