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Do you tend to choose fabric or pattern first? This one started with fabric: a luxurious new overstock hemp/silk/organic cotton from a local designer.
We never thought we'd use the phrase 'quick sew' about a shirt, but the Assembly Line Cap Sleeve Shirt is a dopamine hit of a pattern that doesn't chew through a whole lot of fabric.
One dress, two bodies: Jane and Fiona demonstrate the Merchant & Mills Florence in swishy, gorgeous linen.
Do you still call them 'secret pyjamas' if they're sewn from an actual pyjamas pattern? Jane gets more mileage from a favourite pattern and is better-late-than-never to the linen pants party.
It might be Summer, but denim jackets are a year-round option, right? We sink our teeth into the Hampton Jean Jacket pattern, made from our natural cotton heavy twill.
A sweet pinafore named after a deceased goth-metal dude? We give it a bash, and find it hugely wearable.
It's an easy to sew and fit sack dress, sure. But there are a couple of things about the Style Arc Hope pattern that we didn’t realise until recently. You might be a bit sick of hearing about this oft-sewn dress, but if - like us - you'd overlooked it and would like to know more, come on down.
Jane offers up her thoughts and tips on sewing a classic pair of overalls: the fab Merchant & Mills Harlene Dungarees in Japanese Double Indigo Selvedge Denim.