Category: dressmaking

Holm Sown Online Fabric Shop - Marilla Walker Roberts Collection Dungaree Dress Pattern Review

Pinstripe Dungaree Dress {Marilla Walker Roberts Collection}

I bought Marilla Walker’s Roberts Collection (and her Isca Shirtdress pattern) when she had a 25% off sale just before Christmas.  I hadn’t planned on sewing it quite so quickly, but the notion took me and I had it printed, taped together and sewn within 48 hours!  It would have been quicker if I’d had […]

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Holm Sown Online Fabric Shop - January Sewing Plans - Fabric & Pattern Haul

January Sewing Plans

So this year I thought it would be fun to share my monthly sewing plans with you.  My aim is to do a post at the beginning of each month laying out what I hope to sew.  I’m hoping that this will help me think more about what I actually need so that I end […]

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Cosy layers for winter {Kwik Sew K4069}

I’ve been in some desperate need of some cosy layers this winter, and what is more cosy than a brushed cotton jersey poloneck? Pattern: Kwik Sew K4069 Fabric: Brushed Cotton Jersey – Dusky Peach   I looked through the pattern books and came across quite a few patterns for looser fit cowl necks, but what […]

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Holm Sown - 2018 Make Nine (#2018makenine)

2018 Make Nine

I’ve had a big old clear out over the holidays (5 bin bags and counting!) so I thought it would be fun to join in with #2018MakeNine to try and fill some of the gaps in my me-made wardbrobe. Trousers Easily the biggest gap in my handmade wardrobe is trousers.  Funnily enough I prefer to […]

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Holm Sown: Hey June Santa Fe Sleeveless Top in purple viscose jersey

Hey June Santa Fe Sleeveless Top – purple viscose jersey

I’ve seen the Hey June Santa Fe top crop up on blogs here and there and then Gillian from Crafting a Rainbow happened to recetly post a comparison on sleeveless knit tank sewing patterns that she’d made and I decided it was about time I sewed my own Santa Fe.   The pattern The Hey […]

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Holm Sown: Tilly and the Buttons Bettine Dress - Retro Cityscape Cotton Lawn by McElroy // front view

Tilly & The Buttons Bettine Dress – Retro Cityscape Lawn

You would be forgiven for thinking I’d taken these photos on an autumn evening, but no…these were taken on a somewhat chilly June morning which is why I’m looking a little cold – brrr!.  You’ve got to love the fickleness of a Scottish summer. The pattern This is the Bettine Dress by Tilly & The […]

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McCalls M6044 Father's Day Shirt | Castle Check Cotton Shirting - Olive | front | Holm Sown

McCalls M6044 – Father’s Day Shirt

So this year for Father’s Day I decided to make my Dad a shirt.  Amazingly he actually got it on Father’s Day; based on my track record he usually gets his gifts at least a year after they were due! The pattern I’ve had McCalls M6044 in my stash for a while with the purpose […]

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Holm Sown: Butterick B5526 Shirt in yarn dyed cotton chambray // front view with sleeves rolled up

Butterick B5526 Shirt in classic chambray

I’ve had it in my head for a while to sew a long-sleeved denim/chambray shirt.  My sleeveless Grainline Alder Chambray Shirt is really versatile as it is a good neutral staple.  However, the a-line shape of it doesn’t make it great for wearing tucked in so I thought I’d re-visit Butterick B5526 to sew a […]

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Holm Sown: Kwik Sew K3776 Baby Romper in London Calling Cotton Lawn and Robert Kaufman Chambray Union Cross Hatch

Kwik Sew K3776 – Baby Romper in London Calling Lawn

Some good friends recently had a baby girl, but in the mayhem of me-made-may I wasn’t able to sew up a baby gift in time for little Jessica arriving.  Looking through the pattern books (we have Butterick, McCalls, Kwik Sew and Vogue in the shop) the majority of patterns for babies are designed for jersey […]

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