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5 June, 2013

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    handmade-jane added the project Blue rose shirt dress
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    A fitted shirt dress using McCall’s 4769. I used my favourite Liberty Tana Lawn print and fully underlined the dress with white silk cotton. I also used vintage buttons and a vintage lace trim on …

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  • 01:20 PM

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    handmade-jane commented on the project Ruby wiggle dress

    Hi there, so sorry for the late reply, I haven’t been on the Burda site for a while. If your trip to London hasn’t been and gone then I’d highly recommend going to the Goldhawk Road (Goldhawk Rd st…



16 December, 2012

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    handmade-jane added the project Ruby wiggle dress
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    Made using an Eliza M Vintage sewing pattern, this 1950’s influenced wiggle dress was very quick to sew together and gives shape with contour darts and waist darts. I fully lined it instead of addi…

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9 November, 2012

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    handmade-jane added the project Peony-esque knit dress
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    This dress started life as a Colette Peony pattern which I fiddled around with a LOT in order to get the fit I was after. I changed the neckline and took in the darts and seams quite a lot to allow…

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10 October, 2012

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    handmade-jane added the project Polka dot one seam skirt
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    This skirt only has one seam going up the back, so was a really satisfying, quick make. I made it using a vintage pattern from 1952 – Simplicity 3983 – and hardly made any changes at all. I increas…

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25 September, 2012



16 September, 2012

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    handmade-jane added the project An Abbey coat for autumn
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    I’ve just finished the Abbey coat from independent pattern designer Jamie Christina. I can’t recommend the pattern highly enough, it’s excellent, and I’m so pleased with the flattering fit. I used…

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22 July, 2012

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    handmade-jane added the project Liberty Bird Top
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    A simple camisole-style top I made for my friend Emma from a lovely bird print fabric from the Liberty Rocks collection. I self drafted it using an existing top as a pattern. I’m really happy wit…

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6 July, 2012

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    handmade-jane added the project Cherry Fabulous Dress
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    This cherry-print halter neck dress was inspired by two dresses worn by Marilyn Monroe. I used Vogue pattern V8727 and it all came together pretty easily. I made a couple of tiny adjustments: add…

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8 June, 2012

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    handmade-jane commented on the project Jubilee Shirt Dress

    Thank you! I’m ashamed to say I wasn’t there either and didn’t even watch much of it on TV! I toasted her majesty with scones and champagne though! x

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    handmade-jane added the project Jubilee Shirt Dress
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    I’m so pleased with my 1950’s-style shirt dress. It’s made from McCall’s 4769 which has a pretty hideous front cover, but the style is actually really well cut and flattering. I used a pale blue …

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21 May, 2012

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    handmade-jane added the project Gingham Peony
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    This is my second version of the Colette Pattern’s Peony dress. I made a couple of small changes to the pattern: adding waist pleats instead of gathers and shortening and lowering the boat neck sl…

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9 May, 2012

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    handmade-jane added the project Portobello Curtain Blouse
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    This blouse is made using Megan Nielsen’s Banksia pattern. The fabric is actually a pair of vintage curtains that I picked up on Portobello Road market – hence the name! I was lucky enough to fin…

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    handmade-jane added the project Liberty print Violet
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    This is my second version of the Colette patterns Violet blouse. I made a few amendments to the pattern to try and make it more fitted as my first attempt was a little boxy. I used vintage yellow…

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    handmade-jane added the project Party PJ's
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    A very easy to make pair of PJ’s. The bottoms are Simplicity 9871 and the top is a Colette patterns Sorbetto pattern with added sleeves. Read more on my blog

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5 March, 2012

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    handmade-jane added the project Kimono Wrap Top
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    This is the second time I’ve made this pattern – Advance 7701 from the 1950’s. It’s a simple wrap top with kimono sleeves and is pretty easy to sew – it has just three pattern pieces! I made it w…

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12 February, 2012

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    handmade-jane added the project Rosy Peony Dress
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    Peony dress form Colette patterns. I made this in a textured waffle fabric with a really pretty rose print (hence the name!) It’s a lovely, classic dress pattern, I just made a few adjustments to …

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27 January, 2012

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    handmade-jane added the project 1950's Roobeedoo Top
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    This is my version of McCall 6245, a vintage button back blouse pattern from the early 1950′s. It’s called the Roobeedoo Top because fellow blogger Roobeedoo very generously let me borrow the patt…

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