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22 January, 2014

  • 11:15 PM

    mezzocouture added the project called it's still a jungle
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    In honour of Jungle January and the ongoing construction jungle in my house, I put together this lovely little outfit from 11/2013 #130 in an animal print silk charmeuse burnout and the most lovely…

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17 November, 2013



3 October, 2013

  • 02:45 PM

    mezzocouture added the project called Bronze Jeans
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    This is my first attempt at making my own jeans, and I’m so happy I gave it a try! I used Burda 2/2010 #136 as my pattern, and left off the inner thigh patches (!?). This was a great project! Pl…

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23 August, 2013

  • 01:58 PM

    mezzocouture commented on the project green vera cava dress

    I love this! The colour is wonderful and the crisp fabric brings out the details in the sleeves….

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28 June, 2013

  • 06:45 PM

    mezzocouture added the project called Versatile Lace Shirt
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    A lovely vintage dress from Vogue 2396 with an unusual piece of lace made into a separate shirt. The lace was an impulse buy that I made into a self-drafted kimono style short sleeve top. The dre…

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  • 02:21 AM

    mezzocouture commented on the project Blue Draped Blouse

    Lovely version of this top. The fabric is great!

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18 June, 2013

  • 02:12 AM

    mezzocouture added the project called Ready for Sunshine
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    A lovely little halter style sundress for my eldest daughter. I left off the bottom ruffle and added elastic shirring to the back to make the fit a little snug yet moveable (and to ensure I don’t …

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10 June, 2013

  • 01:50 PM

    mezzocouture added the project called Linen Utility Trousers x 2
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    Another two pairs of these utility trousers for my eldest daughter. The first pair is in a khaki textured linen, and the second is in an ivory embroidered linen, similar but heavier than broderie …

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24 March, 2013

  • 05:58 PM

    mezzocouture added the project called Jester Blouse aka 11/2012 #109
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    I wanted a blouse that would show off my silk, and had long full sleeves. This blouse pattern has raglan sleeves, a neck tie cut on the bias (I cut mine on the straight grain), hidden button closur…

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  • 05:43 PM

    mezzocouture commented on the project Plaid Fun Jacket

    Thanks, all, for your lovely words of encouragement! This jacket is getting more wear than any o…

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18 February, 2013

  • 07:31 PM

    mezzocouture commented on the project Snaky Trench-style Silk Blouse 9/2010 #114

    Yes, I did! It worked very well as a blouse pattern. I was pleasantly surprised!

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  • 02:23 AM

    mezzocouture added the project called Plaid Fun Jacket
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    I really needed a casual jacket that wasn’t a sports jacket. I used thrifted wool plaid and felted it a bit. I lined this jacket and added belt loops. So warm! I used one long strip of bias fab…

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  • 02:10 AM

    mezzocouture added the project called Snaky Trench-style Silk Blouse 9/2010 #114
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    I’ve long wanted to try this blouse from the September 2010 issue. It was a great issue with several trenchcoats and this blouse, made from the trench pattern. I used a snakeskin print silk chiff…

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  • 01:56 AM

    mezzocouture added the project called Paisley Cover-up
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    This is based on the “airy tunic” from Burda’s May 2012 issue. I made mine from Milly cotton voile and embroidered the front yoke with pearls and seashells to make a fun swimsuit coverup. You can …

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  • 01:44 AM

    mezzocouture added the project called Rusty Warmth - 10/2012 #130
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    Casual cowl-necked sweater with side and sleeve elastic ruching with an asymmetrical hemline. Love this – it’s warm and light and airy! Great easy pattern. You can see more pictures here:…

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17 February, 2013



17 November, 2012

  • 09:22 PM

    mezzocouture added the project called Godet Skirt!
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    So, I decided to Sew With A Plan for the first time ever in my life, and this skirt was part of the plan! It fit perfectly onto the remainder of wool that I had earmarked for trousers, and I thoug…

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19 October, 2012



15 August, 2012

  • 01:32 AM

    mezzocouture added the project called Summer Party Dresses
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    For a family wedding this August, my two youngest daughters wanted new dresses. After sifting through all my patterns, I happened upon Burda 02/2011 #146. I made one in fuchsia Swiss cotton for m…

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  • 01:24 AM

    mezzocouture added the project called Chiffon Party Dress
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    We had a family wedding to attend the first week of August, and, although I really don’t need another party dress, wanted something new. The wedding took place at our local castle

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20 July, 2012

  • 08:04 PM

    mezzocouture added the project called Plume Wrap top
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    A summery silky wrap top in a plume print silk jersey is perfect for hot summer days! You can read more about the construction details on my blog

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