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5 June, 2013

  • 01:30 PM

    handmade-jane added the project called Blue rose shirt dress

    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

    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…


16 December, 2012

  • 09:16 AM

    handmade-jane added the project called Ruby wiggle dress

    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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22 November, 2012

9 November, 2012

  • 03:08 PM

    handmade-jane added the project called Peony-esque knit dress

    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

  • 03:52 PM

    handmade-jane added the project called Polka dot one seam skirt

    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

  • 03:26 PM

    handmade-jane added the project called An Abbey coat for autumn

    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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23 August, 2012

22 July, 2012

  • 03:49 PM

    handmade-jane added the project called Liberty Bird Top

    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

  • 02:42 PM

    handmade-jane added the project called Cherry Fabulous Dress

    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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7 March, 2012

5 March, 2012

  • 12:54 PM

    handmade-jane added the project called Kimono Wrap Top

    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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14 February, 2012

12 February, 2012

  • 02:04 PM

    handmade-jane added the project called Rosy Peony Dress

    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

  • 12:55 PM

    handmade-jane added the project called 1950's Roobeedoo Top

    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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23 January, 2012

  • 02:24 PM

    handmade-jane commented on the project Petrol Blue Renfrew

    Thank you! Yes, it’s just a zig-zag stitch around the join – it’s a very clever pattern!


22 January, 2012

15 January, 2012

  • 06:22 PM

    handmade-jane added the project called Beignet in Black

    My second version of Colette Patterns Beignet skirt, this time in plain black. This is a time consuming skirt to make but it’s worth taking the extra time as the finish looks so professional. I …

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4 January, 2012

14 December, 2011

  • 12:50 PM

    handmade-jane added the project called Homage to Joan dress

    This is my homage to the gorgeous Joan from Mad Men. I used New Look 6000, which is a great pattern to sew and very easy. It was also my first time sewing with double knit and I’m thrilled it wa…

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4 December, 2011

  • 02:19 PM

    handmade-jane added the project called Red Jasmine

    This is my version of the Jasmine blouse from Colette Patterns which I made in red crepe-backed satin. It’s a lovely pattern, really well constructed. More construction details and photos on "my …

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