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Green Proofed Linen Raincoat

green proofed linen raincoat with pixel daisy organic cotton lining

Miaow wearing the proofed linen raincoat made for her by Jane using #32 Ottobre pattern from the winter 6/12 catalogue. It is lined in pixel daisy print quilting weight organic cotton (which adds a reasonable amount of weight). It has been top stitched with pink thread (two standard threads through the same eye of the needle), Also used: light blue buttons, a pink open end zip, and lightweight knit iron on interfacing was used in the collars and facings.

green proofed linen raincoat with pixel daisy organic cotton lining

green proofed linen raincoat with pixel daisy organic cotton lining

 

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Brown Floral Linen Mix Shirt

Shirley made this floral print linen and cotton shirt after a long hiatus in sewing (I’m wondering if this is Shirley’s sewing after a break how good was it before?!). Cut with a v-neck band and 3/4 sleeves, this shirt is a great Summer wardrobe staple.

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Stretch Cotton Jacket and Elephant Print Viscose Skirt

flippy viscose skirt and marcy tilton jacket

Rachel wearing stretch cotton jacket with embossed squares, eyelet tape and various trims, and elephant printed floppy viscose panelled skirt.

Fabrics and Notions:

Jacket:
Black embossed stretch cotton
Black hatch print Linen (border/collar)
Velvet ribbon
Suedette eyelet tape
Haematite beads
Machine embroidery

Pattern: Marcy Tilton (discontinued)

Skirt:
Elephant print viscose
Medium weight knitted iron-on interfacing
Invisible zip

flippy viscose skirt
flippy viscose skirt
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Laminated Cotton Hooded Raincoat with Pink Linen Trousers

spotty laminated cotton raincoat

Jane (the boss lady) wearing her laminated cotton pink spotty raincoat with stripe yoke and contrasting spotty lining with detachable hood, and pink linen fly-front trousers.

Fabrics and Notions:

Jacket:
Pink and turquoise spotty laminated cotton #3021
Pink and turquoise stripe laminated cotton #3022
Anbo spotty American printed cotton.
Separating turquoise chunky zip.
Dyed turquoise shell buttons.
Clear plastic back buttons.

Trousers:
Pink heavy linen
7″ Dress and skirt zip
2 x buttons
Viscose iron-on Interfacing

Patterns:
Jacket: (discontinued) Anna Sui for Vogue #2424
Trousers: Burda 2938

There is no interfacing or stabilising in this jacket as the laminated cotton is very stable. Jane rarely makes things for herself, or in this kind of fabric and has been frequently saying, “I’m really pleased with that jacket!”. It makes all this rain ALMOST bearable.

spotty laminated cotton raincoat
spotty laminated cotton raincoat

 

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Vintage Vogue Cotton Dress and Linen Jacket

Vintage Vogue cotton dress with linen bolero jacket

Lulu wearing vintage Vogue dress made with swimmers printed cotton and pink linen bolero, all made by Jane.

Fabrics and Notions:
Dress:
Swimmers print cotton
Riviera cotton lawn lining
Cover buttons
Covered belt
Bias binding

Pattern: Vintage Vogue V2960

Bolero:
Pink Heavy Linen
Swimmers print cotton
Button
Piping

Cotton poplin Vintage Vogue dress and linen bolero
Cotton poplin Vintage Vogue dress and linen bolero
Cotton poplin Vintage Vogue dress and linen bolero
Cotton poplin Vintage Vogue dress and linen bolero
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Proofed Linen Quilted Coat

proofed linen panelled zippy coat

Maddison modeling Bess’s proofed linen coat (quilted with wool wadding) with wiggly eye epaulettes. Zipping in the panels and sleeves undo to reveal white proofed linen pleats.

Fabric and Notions:
Chartreuse proofed linen
White proofed linen
Wool wadding
Black continuous zipping
wiggly eye buttons
Black cotton grosgrain
Spot printed viscose acetate lining
Cover buttons
Pocket zips
Eyelets (umbrella pocket)
Viscose iron-on interfacing

Pattern: Bess’s own

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Green Linen Skirt Embellished with Shell Buttons

shell embroidered linin skirt with spotty frill

Clair wearing her green linen skirt embellished with lots of shell buttons and a spotty frill

Fabrics and Notions:
Green heavy linen
Kaffe Fassett Green Spot print cotton
Approx 45 shell buttons
Fine piping cord and self made bias binding

Embellishing a plain cloth with buttons or beads can be a really effective way of dressing up a fabric, which would otherwise cost (if bought ready embellished) a small fortune. Pay attention to aesthetics and practicality when choosing the placement, you may wish to concentrate the beads in one area, thinning out elsewhere, or only embellish the front.

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Turquoise Silk and Linen Wedding Dress

silk and linen mix shift wedding dress

Lulu wearing her lovely silk and linen shift wedding dress, holding her daughter, Kitcat, in her printed cotton seersucker ruffled dress and matching headband. Gemma to her right wears an embroidered cotton bridesmaid dress.

Fabrics and Notions (Lulu):
Turquoise silk and linen
Silk habotai lining
Silk organza feather trim
Invisible zip
Iron-on lightweight interfacing

Fabrics and Notions (Gemma):
Embroidered lightweight cotton
Venezia lining
Invisible zip
Lightweight iron-on interfacing

Fabrics and Notions (KitCat)
Printed cotton seersucker
Cotton lawn (lining and collar))
Button
Extra-Lightweight knitted iron-on interfacing

The silk organza trim gave Lulu’s dress just the touch of something special she wanted for her wedding dress without making it too impractical or unsuitable to wear at subsequent posh do’s. A shift is the most flattering of dress, and easy to make fit really well.

09851

Teal and Ecru big painted spot print medium weight 55% Linen 45% Cotton from Kokka, Japan

09973

Navy and White Broken pinstripe print Japanese linen-look medium weight Cotton

08874

8874

Indigo Navy Blue and Ecru sticks traditional Japanese print linen-look 100% Cotton from Sevenberry

09813

Navy Blue and Ecru (french navy/light blue on reverse) Sevenberry Ikat check print Japanese linen-look slubby Cotton

09814

Navy and Beige (plain navy on reverse) Sevenberry Ikat crosses print Japanese linen-look slubby Cotton

08877

8877

Indigo Navy Blue and Ecru triangle traditional Japanese print linen-look 100% Cotton from Sevenberry

09938

Fern Green and Ecru geometric button print lightweight 60% Cotton 40% Linen mix

09939

Burgundy and White cactus print lightweight 60% Cotton 40% Linen mix

09815

Navy Blue and Ecru (french navy/light blue on reverse) Sevenberry spotted scallop print Japanese linen-look slubby Cotton

09850

Navy Blue and Ecru big painted spot print 55% Linen 45% Cotton gauze from Kokka, Japan

09751

Delphinium Blue, Cream and Sage Grey nostalgic vintage floral print medium weight 55% Linen 45% Cotton mix

09690

Mid Blue, Navy and Red floral peacock feather print slubby linen-look 100% Cotton shirting

09691

Emerald Green, Navy Blue and Red floral peacock feather print slubby linen-look 100% Cotton shirting

09231

9231

Navy and Ecru big painted spot print 55% Cotton 45% Linen shirting from Kokka (Japan)

09204

9204

Purple Aqua and Green retro floral print with metallic accents Japanese linen-look 100% Cotton

09075

9075

Black and White big sunflower print medium weight 65% Cotton 35% Linen

09074

9074

Vintage Jade, Coral, Yellow and White floral print medium weight 65% Cotton 35% Linen

09073

9073

Vintage Green, Pink, Yellow and Bright Blue floral print medium weight 65% Cotton 35% Linen

09039

9039

Indigo starflower print traditional Japanese print linen-look 100% Cotton from Sevenberry

08880

8880

Navy Blue, Pink and Green floral print stretch medium weight slubby linen look 97% Cotton 3% Elastane

08878

8878

Indigo Navy Blue and Ecru scribble spot traditional Japanese print linen-look 100% Cotton from Sevenberry

08876

8876

Indigo Navy Blue and Ecru fish eye traditional Japanese print linen-look 100% Cotton from Sevenberry

08875

8875

Indigo Navy Blue and Ecru mandala traditional Japanese print linen-look 100% Cotton from Sevenberry

08873

8873

Light Blue and Navy fish traditional Japanese print linen-look 100% Cotton from Sevenberry

08261

8261

Cobalt Blue and Multicolour big floral with Chinese dragons and houses print lightweight 55% Linen 45% Cotton

blue and multicolour big floral with Chinese dragons and houses print line and cotton

08262

8262

Turquoise, Coral Orange, Cream and Green hula girl print lightweight 55% Linen 45% Cotton

hula girl print linen and cotton shirting

08263

8263

Pink, Red, Cream and Green nostalgic floral print lightweight 55% Linen 45% Cotton

08260

8260

Navy, Royal and Light Blue nostalgic floral print lightweight 55% Linen 45% Cotton

08139

8139

Royal Blue, Pink, Green and Multicolour abstract floral print medium weight 60% Cotton 40% Linen

08136

8136

White Grey and Red rose floral print medium weight 60% Cotton 40% Linen

08137

8137

Navy Blue, Red, Green and White rose floral print medium weight 60% Cotton 40% Linen

08138

8138

Teal Green Blue, Sage, Brown and multicolour abstract floral print medium weight 60% Cotton 40% Linen

08134

8134

Ivory, Slate Blue Grey illustrated floral print medium weight 60% Cotton 40% Linen

08135

8135

Cream, Blue and Green pretty floral print Lightweight 60% Cotton 40% Linen

07887

7887

Pale Blue, Pink, Yellow and Hyacinth illustrated floral print light/medium weight 65% Linen 35% Cotton mix

07227

7227

Olive and Plum floral print lightweight 80% Cotton 20% Linen mix

olive and pink floral print linen and cotton dressmaking fabric

07228

7228

Green, Sage, Yellow and Peach blousey floral print lightweight 80% Cotton 20% Linen mix

07226

7226

Navy, Orange, Turquoise and Green tropical butterfly floral print lightweight 80% Cotton 20% Linen mix

07225

7225

Denim Blue, Sax Blue and Cream graphic floral print lightweight 80% Cotton 20% Linen mix

07224

7224

Black and White pineapple floral print lightweight 80% Cotton 20% Linen mix

black and white pineapple print linen and cotton mix dressmaking fabric

07222

7222

White and Black 22mm big spot print lightweight 80% Cotton 20% Linen mix

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7223

Black and White stencil floral print lightweight 80% Cotton 20% Linen mix

black and white monotone print line and cotton mix dressmaking fabric

07221

7221

Black and White 15mm penny spot print lightweight 80% Cotton 20% Linen mix

07220

7220

Black and White 35mm big spot print lightweight 80% Cotton 20% Linen mix

07218

7218

Royal Blue and White 35mm big spot print lightweight 80% Cotton 20% Linen mix

07219

7219

Navy and Ivory 75mm giant spot print lightweight 80% Cotton 20% Linen mix

07217

7217

Candy Pink and White 35mm big spot print lightweight 80% Cotton 20% Linen mix

07216

7216

Candy Pink and White 15mm penny spot print lightweight 80% Cotton 20% Linen mix