Tag: handmade clothes

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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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: 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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Holm Sown: Grainline Studio Moss Skirt - navy cotton twill

An everyday Moss Skirt in navy twill

One thing I’ve realised this Me Made May is that I’m really short on neutral separates – in particular skirts and trousers.  I really love my burgundy corduroy moss skirt so I decided a navy version would fit the bill perfectly. The pattern For this version I made a size 12 as before, but instead […]

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Holm Sown: Sew Over It Heather Dress - black and white houndstooth ponte roma // front view

Sew Over It Heather Dress – black and white houndstooth

When Sew Over It released the Heather Dress I was totally smitten with it.  The style of it is right up my street and those curvy hip pockets looked oh-so practical and great for keeping my hands warm on cold winter days in the shop.  When they did a 20% Black Friday discount on their […]

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Holm Sown: Butterick B5526 Shirt // daisy pima cotton lawn - green // shirt front

Butterick B5526 – my shirt making quest continues

I’ve been on a bit of a shirt making quest recently.  I love all the little elements that go into making them and I like to wear them – so it is a win win for me!  Since I’ve started stocking Vogue, Butterick, McCalls and KwikSew patterns in the shop (alongside a selection of Indie […]

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Holm Sown: McCalls M7407 by Melissa Watson - Swing Tee // fabric: retro ripple viscose jersey // side flare detail

McCalls 7407 Swing Tee

When Heather Lou of Closet Case Patterns released the Ebony Tee I really liked the swing shape of it, and I came in mind of McCalls M7407 which is a very similar design but just has a set-in sleeve option (the Ebony also comes with a raglan sleeve). The pattern McCalls M7407 is a Melissa […]

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Holm Sown: True Bias Hudson Pant - Burgundy Cotton Jersey // front

My perfect yoga trousers: the True Bias Hudson Pants

I started going to a weekly yoga class just before Christmas and after a couple of sessions wearing leggings, I was keen to make something a little less clingy, but still super comfortable.  My main critera were: Slim fitting but not skin tight Ankle cuff to stop the legs falling down when my legs were […]

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