Archive for July 2018

5 books that influenced The Dressmaker’s Companion

5 books that influenced The Dressmakers Companion

Hello!  This week I’m sharing five books that influenced my own, The Dressmaker’s Companion.  Maybe you have read or own them too.   The Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Sewing Do you have this book on your shelf?  We had a copy in our family.  Mum must have bought it fairly close to when it…

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The other trousers

Following on from last week’s post of the Me-Made-May18 trousers, I’ve finished the second pair and finally fulfilled my pledge. These are a different draft to last week’s close fitting trousers (Aldrich’s basic trouser draft, if you follow these things).   These are wide legged trousers with a high waistline, patch pockets and a button…

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Finished my MMM18 trousers

As May slipped into June and now into July, my Me-Made-May 18 trousers pledge remained unforgotten yet unfinished….until now. Yes, I’m pleased to show you my new red trousers.  I’m really happy with them, best thing I’ve made in ages. Haven’t worn a waist this high in a decade or two, but they’re very comfortable.…

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