Winter Wonderland Coat (McCalls 6800)

Like most of my sewing projects, I started with a bit of inspiration from some ready to wear pieces. Namely these Hell Bunny Isadora and Collectif Pearl coats.   I love the fur trims, the full skirts and the hood on the Hell Bunny version. I’ve made coats before, but never with fur. It couldn’t…… Continue reading Winter Wonderland Coat (McCalls 6800)

Dresses · Quilting Cotton

Garden Party Dress – Simplicity 8127

I love shelf bust dresses, but don’t like the way the modern patterns seem to be designed to cut you half way across the bust with a (not very flattering) minimising effect. I’ve attempted sewing a shelf bust dress using a modern pattern, with little success. Then simplicity released this ‘Lolita and Rockabilly’ pattern. Not so much a shelf…… Continue reading Garden Party Dress – Simplicity 8127