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6 March, 2015

3 October, 2013

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….


28 June, 2013

  • 06:45 PM

    mezzocouture added the project called Versatile Lace Shirt

    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!


18 June, 2013

  • 02:12 AM

    mezzocouture added the project called Ready for Sunshine

    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

    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

    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…


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!

  • 02:23 AM

    mezzocouture added the project called Plaid Fun Jacket

    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

    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

    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

    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!

    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

    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

    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

    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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3 March, 2012