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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: 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: Grainline Studio Archer Shirt in Castle Check Cotton - Navy // front detail

Grainline Studio Archer Shirt – Castle Check

So the Archer Shirt by Grainline Studio has been on my to-sew list forever.  I bought the pattern back in January 2014 where it has been waiting patiently to finally make it to the top of the queue.  As part of my shirt-making kick I’ve been trying to sew patterns from different pattern companies as […]

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Holm Sown: McCalls M7472 raglan sleeve shirt - front detail

McCalls 7472 raglan sleeve shirt – Finchley Moonlight Lawn

Surprise, surprise, I’m back with another shirt making post today!  One of my main fitting *challenges* is through my upper back, especially when I reach forward.  Buying or sewing clothes with sleeves that give me enough reach can be difficult.  It is one of the reasons I like to make sleeveless tops as I can […]

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Holm Sown: Grainline Studio Alder Shirt - Liberty Edenham F. Looking out over Rascarrel Bay.

Grainline Alder Shirt – Liberty Edenham F

This is my third Grainline Studio Alder shirt and fourth time using the pattern.  You can see my previous versions here (floral lawn) and here (chambray), and also here as the dress (Liberty Eleonora). The pattern I don’t have much new to add to my previous reviews of this pattern.  This version started as View […]

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Holm Sown: Grainline Studio Alder Shirt - Chambray // front - buttoned up

Grainline Alder Shirt – Chambray

I’ve sewn the Alder twice before but I’ve been wanting a light-coloured chambray version for a while since I figure it will be pretty neutral to wear.  My first Alder was as a shirt here, and secondly as the ruffled dress here.  I really like the fit of the shirt and I wear it a […]

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McCalls M6436 Christmas Shirt - front | Holm Sown

McCalls 6436 Christmas Shirt

Every year I like to sew something Christmassy to wear. I’ve been hoarding this lovely Liberty of London tana lawn in the classic Wiltshire print for some time. To me it just shouts Christmas! The pattern This is my first time sewing McCalls 6436 – described as a ‘loose fitting button up shirt with cup-sized […]

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Deer & Doe Bruyere Shirt // chambray // Holm Sown

Chambray Deer & Doe Bruyere

I managed to get some photos taken last Monday on a particularly blustery day so prepare yourselves for a run of posts with the same backdrop! I’ve been wanting to make the Bruyere from French pattern company Deer & Doe for a while. I couldn’t find a UK stockist so I bought it directly from […]

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