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Like the old blog (https://sigridsewingprojects.blogspot.com/) it’s all about sewing, sometimes a bit of knitting and very occassionally about something else that’s on my mind.

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Jeans – a failure

Jeans – a failure

Despite the promising photo of the knee detail of these jeans, it will not be finished. I haven't thought about a few changes well enough and the pocket placement is totally wrong. I made a quick muslin that was pretty good with the changes for making it a more high...

Vogue Designer pattern – jeans

Vogue Designer pattern – jeans

I've been a huge Claude Montana fan in the 80's and my first Vogue patterns were designer patterns by him. I no longer have those patterns but I recently found one in a suitable size again and that is on its way to me. This pattern is from 2007 and I bought it only...

Mixed projects

Mixed projects

The top I was working on is almost done, but I've been procrastinating. This dress for my daughter took priority. She made the ruffles  and as she has limited time for sewing (being a primary school teacher there's a lot on at the moment) she happily accepted my offer...

Another Burda January pattern

Another Burda January pattern

Top number 116 of the January issue of Burda was one that I liked to try too when the magazine arrived.  Apparently I'm attracted to necklines with a tie at the moment.  I bought this fabric last year and was not too fond of it when it arrived. The downside of not...

Bralette – never made them before

Bralette – never made them before

Though I've made a lot of bras over the many years that I sew lingerie, I never made a bralette before. An area to investigate, if not for myself.  My daughther will be a happy recipient of my testing and  I might use the experience on these in a future class.  This...

Garment a month – January (5)

Garment a month – January (5)

The last blog post on the Garment a month series that I started with this jacket. It's finished and I'm very pleased with the fit and the style. In a box of old buttons I found 4 identical buttons that could be used. I only used 3 of them. Perhaps my mother knows...

Garment a month – January (4)

Garment a month – January (4)

As you can see the jacket is getting a lot closer to finishing. There is some topstitching still to be done on the outside. The photo shows the sleeves when they were only basted. This is the sleeve after stitching, removing the basting and gathering threads and...

Garment a month – January (3)

Garment a month – January (3)

The next steps in the jacket were making the welt pockets and the shoulder shield. The shoulder shield (or shoulder placket) is used to stabilise the area between shoulder and bust, where fabric is inclined to make a dip. It consists of a hair canvas part that is kept...