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Hoping to get up to advanced level dressmaking.







29 July, 2014

  • 08:45 AM

    ealinglou posted a message on BurdaStyle Support's wall

    Quick question if anyone can advise. I have just bought the downloadable cropped gathered top 113. But when I come to print it is coming up as a long pocketed dress – assume you just cut and crop t…

20 June, 2014

7 January, 2014

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21 December, 2013

  • 02:42 PM

    ealinglou added the project Teal wool "bubble" coat

    Ths is very loosely based on a MCCalls pattern but with a few modifications – kept the raw edges gathered and exposed as a detail and added a couple of small darts to the back collar to help it sit…

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4 September, 2013

1 May, 2013

12 April, 2013

11 April, 2013

  • 11:10 PM

    ealinglou added the project Gold heavy silk smock top

    My own take on VEV 8581. This time I drafted my on neckband and didn’t bother gathering and banding the sleeves. The neckline isn’t perfect – it probably needed to be a bit of a steeper U shape as …

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  • 10:19 PM

    ealinglou added the project White Linen Smock Top

    Another variation on the MCalls top seen in previous project though without the frill neckline and closer to the original in the pattern. (Doing a lot of smocks lately – they re just so easy to wea…

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  • 10:13 PM

    ealinglou added the project Teal Blue Linen Smock Top

    This is loosely based on a McCalls pattern, now discontinued, which I had made once before. But it proved harder his time round as the neckline was way too gaping on the first attempt and I had to …

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5 April, 2013

  • 08:43 AM

    ealinglou added the project Recent flurry of activity.....

    I’ll post some proper pics soon but what you see here are six spring to summer tops loosely based on McCalls (I forget which one), Butterick 5356 and VEV V8581. I had a few weeks off sick recently…

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  • 06:34 AM

    ealinglou commented on the project just spring♥

    Wow ! Beautiful!! Well done.

23 March, 2013

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