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tulip statement print poly twill taffeta shift dress and wool crepe bolero jacket

Tulip Print Shift Dress with Wool Crepe Bolero Jacket

The lovely Anne here in full glory doing the Mother of the Bride thing wearing this statement tulip print poly twill taffeta dress and classic wool crepe bolero jacket. Anne had help matching the tulips at a sewing class in Bath (the pattern is Vogue 8997). The wool crepe in the bright pink for the jacket […]

tweedy check wool flannel jacket and navy worsted wool trousers

Wool Check Tweedy Flannel Jacket and Worsted Trousers

Emma sent us this pic of her brilliant jacket and trousers combo using an ex designer tweedy wool flannel check for the jacket with leather accents, and worsted wool for the trousers. She cuts the patterns herself (our customers are clever aren’t they?)

Purple Faux Fur Short Jacket

Purple Faux Fur Short Jacket

This luxurious Purple faux fur jacket was made by Pauline using Butterick 6328 pattern, which is illustrated here as overshirts but as you can see works very well in faux fur. The pattern is unlined but Pauline wanted lovely yellow satin inside so she drafted a lining pattern by the following method. The neatest and […]

Pink and Turquoise Spotty Raincoat

Pink Spotty Kid’s Raincoat

Anna from I ❤️ Sewing made this funky little fully lined spotty raincoat from laminated cotton and finished it off with snap fasteners

pink tweed coat on top of the devon cliff

Pink Wool Tweed Casual Jacket

Bess on top of the South Devon Cliffs wearing her fabulous pink tweed jacket that was made by Jane a couple of Birthday’s ago and still going strong. The lining is chartreuse satin lining on the sleeves and multicolour chevron printed cotton (quilting weight) for the body. The collar and facings are red jumbo corduroy because […]

red white and blue Linton Tweed Coat

Red White and Blue Linton Tweed Coat

Red Blue and White check Linton Tweed made up in Burda 7041 (sadly discontinued but there are similar). It is quilted in 2″ lines to silk organza for stability and then lined in spotty silk satin. There is black satin piping round the collar and down the front and a heavy chain fixed to the […]

Amy Butler print laminated cotton raincoat

Amy Butler Printed and Laminated Cotton Raincoat

Julie made up this fabulous Amy Butler print laminated cotton raincoat using Burda 7047. We love the spotty cotton lining and the drawstring waist which gives it just enough shape. Sewing laminated cotton can be a bit of a challenge, if you find it sticking to your feed dogs and not feeding through the sewing […]

blue spotty proofed poly mac

Blue Spotty Button Up Mac

Julie made this blue big spotty button up Mac using quick drying proofed microfibre some years ago – and still her go-to coat for a rainy walk to work.  

Pink Denim Jacket and matching skirt

Pink Denim Skirt and Jacket with Lace Trim

Jane made this Denim jacket and matching skirt with stretch pink denim for Kitcat. It is trimmed in black lace (because Kitcat is 9 going on 19). The skirt is a great little pattern from Burda (9480) – the back was made slightly wider so elastic could be put in. The Jacket was an utter […]


Navy Flecky Sweatshirting Jacket

Bree was pleased as punch with this jacket she made in record time entirely on her sewing machine (no cheating with an overlocker), it is a blue cotton sweatshirting with multicolour flecks, she used McCall’s pattern 6844. FABULOUS!    


Designer Textured Wool Jacket

Mrs Stutt at the shop showing off her superb designer textured wool jacket made up in a simple boxy cardigan jacket style. Lined in Venezia and trimmed with leather binding.  

pposh silk satin frock with fitted jacket

Silk Posh Frock

Rowena being a very glam Mother of the Groom in her black and magenta abstract print silk satin flared dress and matching dupion silk fitted jacket. She was a busy bee as she also made her hat and bag plus grooms men’s cravats and hankies. Also her daughter in law’s lace gown (which she beaded!) her veil and headdress. Blimey! Now she […]

fuchsia pink boiled wool coat

Fuchsia Boiled Wool Waterfall Coat

Julie cheering up the drab winter at the shop in her fuchsia pink boiled wool coat. The edges are bound with fold-over binding. This coat is unlined, the boiled wool has plenty of body to it so it holds its shape nicely.


Wind in the Willow inspired Velvet Outfits.

Kitcat and Miaow (having been told to smile)* wearing cotton velvet fitted jacket, yellow dogtooth fitted jacket, acetate crushed velvet plus-fours and a dogtooth check waistcoat, all made by Jane (the granny) for a trip to Chatsworth House for their Wind in the Willows themed Christmas decorations. Despite over two years between them their size difference […]

Brown Faux Fur Jacket

Brown Cheetah Spot Faux Fur Jacket

Kitcat all wrapped up in her faux fur Burda 9501 jacket. It is lined with aubergine satin coat lining (oh-so grown up!). She’s a bit fed up with us cuddling her now, but that jacket is sooo snuggly!

wool mix with cashmere soft tweed jacket

Fawn Wool Mix Tweed Fitted Jacket

Anastasia modelling her fabulous fitted jacket made using Burdastyle magazine pattern 112b (from 3/2015). This fabric is jacket weight wool mix with cashmere soft tweed that looks super in such a well fitting little jacket. Lined in printed polyester satin : This jacket was made last May and Anastasia has worn it a LOT through Scotland’s […]

Navy corded lace shrug with scalloped edges

Navy Corded Lace Shrug

Debbie modelling her shrug made using navy corded lace with scalloped edges.  She was very pleased with it as it really updated a dress she had had for a long time.  She drafted the pattern using a short sleeved shrug she already had as a pattern. Debbie had to do a bit of juggling with the scallops and hand stitching […]

Child's fur coat with bunny rabbit print lining

Child’s Fur Coat with Bunny Rabbit Print Lining

Jane and Elwen made this sooo sweeet fur coat using Burda 9501 pattern, They lined it in bunny rabbit print quilting cotton and used toning toggle buttons. There is no interfacing -not even on the button holes which Jane insists is fine and they didn’t need it. She can break the rules because she has […]

plasticised linen jacket

Plasticised Linen Vogue 9035 Jacket

Sarah made up Vogue 9035 jacket pattern in this funky plasticised lightweight linen. She has used the reverse of the fabric for the cuffs and the hem panel on the back. Very clever!

Laurent Garigue bouclé knit Chanel type Jacket

Black Wool Mix Bouclé Cardigan Jacket

Tracey (in French France) made this fabulous boxy cardigan jacket using the wool and cotton Laurent Garigue bouclé knit. She quilted it by hand (as per tradition) to black Venezia lining and used lead weighted piping on the hem to make it hang nicely.

Desigual inspired brocade embellished coat

Brocade Desigual Inspired Coat

Lulu wearing her Desigual inspired coat made by Jane using an assortment of brocade suitings, odd buttons and various trims. She used an old Vogue pattern (V2005) which has been made up a number of times for Lulu in various fabrics and always works. It is lined in vivid chartreuse green satin lining with a […]

missoni chevron wool mix fabric

Technicolour Chevron Jacket

This is Jacoba wearing her woven Italian Designer jacket, she said, “I am very pleased with it even if it is a little wide on the shoulders. I used Vogue 8933 but changed how the collar fastened at the end. It was too high for me in the original style despite my long neck so I just […]

Red Linton Tweed

Red Linton Tweed Cardigan Jacket

Ann-Marie here modelling her fabulous red Linton Tweed jacket, in keeping with the traditionally made cardigan jacket she quilted the fabric onto some silk lining, this not only stabilises the tweed but also strengthens the whole jacket. A cardigan jacket should be soft and cardigan like, with no heavy interfacing, there is a fair amount […]

Pink denim jacket with odd buttons

Pink Denim Jacket

Pink Denim #4993 jacket with odd buttons and superhero printed quilting weight cotton lining made by Bess. Bess was a bit concerned about the level of ‘pink’ in this denim so chose to tone it down (her words) with a non-girly lining and a mixture of buttons in the hope that it makes it more […]

taupe boiled wool jacket

Boiled Wool Short Swing Jacket

Nikki with her boiled wool loose swing jacket made a wool mix boiled wool and batik printed bias binding around all edges. The boiled wool is excellent for these loose style unlined jackets as they are virtually the same either side so look nice when it swings back.    

grey blue wool melton

Grey – Blue Wool Melton Jacket

Carole from our cloth club wearing her lightweight wool melton jacket using McCalls pattern M5668 which she chose due to their being no buttonholes and only the sleeves are lined. (Carole thinks she is a novice but we think she undersells herself).  

solstiss lace wedding outfit

Solstiss Lace Bolero and Linen Shift Dress

Bernie from our Cloth Club wearing palest pink Solstiss lace bolero and linen dress at her Goddaughter’s wedding. The Bolero is lined on the body but not the sleeves using silk and cotton voile and the linen dress is lined in Venezia.  

Chanel style jacket in Linton Tweed

Linton Tweed Cardigan Jacket with Organza Ruffle

Lennie from our Cloth Club made this beautiful cardigan jacket using Linton Tweed and trimming with organza that she ruffled herself. The Vogue Pattern used (V8804) details how to do the traditional quilting that helps to stabilise this very loose weave fabric, there is additional advice in the Claire Shaeffer’s couture sewing techniques book, and we […]

Alpaca knit jacket and wool crepe skirt

Alpaca and Wool Boucle Knit Jacket and Wool Crepe Skirt

Dolly wearing Alpaca and wool mix bouclé cardigan jacket with bluebell blue wool crepe A-Line skirt. To stabilise the loose weave of the jacket Jane mounted it on to cotton muslin before sewing. Made by Jane for Kath. Fabrics and Notions: Alpaca wool and acrylic cardigan jacket type tweed/knit #3197 Cotton Muslin (interlining) Ivory silk […]

black fleece jacket

Black Fleece Jacket

Louis wearing his black fleece zip up jacket made up at the Steiner school (taught by Jane Norris) Fabrics and Notions: Black Polyester Fleece Open End Chunky Zip

flippy viscose skirt and marcy tilton jacket

Stretch Cotton Jacket and Elephant Print Viscose Skirt

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 […]

boiled wool waterfall jacket

Boiled Wool Waterfall Unlined Jacket and Cotton Waffle Trousers

Rachel (from classes) wearing her turquoise boiled wool waterfall jacket with red wool binding, and Paddy Campbell off-white cotton waffle wide leg trousers. Fabrics and Notions: Jacket: Turquoise boiled wool Red wool fold-over binding Trousers: Paddy Campbell off-white cotton waffle Zip Knitted iron-on interfacing Patterns: Jacket, McCall’s 5937 Trousers, Vogue 8717

Chanel Wool Tweed Jacket and Skirt

Tweed Cardigan Jacket Style Jacket and Tweed Check Skirt

A rare photo of Jane taken in London wearing her mixed fibre tweed jacket quilted in the traditional cardigan jacket manner with added chain weight and fringe trimmings. Turquoise and chartreuse wool tweed skirt with kick pleat and pink lining (made by Bess). Fabrics and Notions: Jacket: Mixed fibre cardigan jacket type tweed Printed silk […]

winter white boiled wool chanel jacket

Winter White Boiled Wool Cardigan Jacket

Clair wearing boxy winter white boiled wool cardigan jacket with black trim, and guipure lace skirt Fabrics and Notions: Jacket: Winter white boiled wool Black fold over acrylic/wool binding Skirt: Black guipure lace Ivory Venezia Invisible zip Bias binding and piping  

quilted jersey jacket and jersey draped skirt

Quilted Hooded Jacket with Worsted Wool and Jersey Draped Skirt

Becky modelling Lucinda’s quilted cotton hooded jacket  with laser cut leaf embellishments, and worsted wool shaped yoke with jersey draped skirt (made using the Julian Roberts sub-cutting method) Fabrics and Notions: Skirt: Marble print viscose and elastane jersey Chocolate brown English worsted wool Red viscose and elastane jersey Invisible zip Jacket: Dyed calico Laser cut […]

white waffle cotton chanel jacket

White Waffle Cotton Jacket with Silk Grosgrain Trim

Luka the siamese cat in cashmere coat (Model’s own). Bess in Laurent Garigue waffle cotton boxy jacket with red silk grosgrain trim (made by Jane) Fabrics and Notions: Laurent Garigue waffle cotton Red silk grosgrain Large poppas (self covered) White Bremsilk lining

orange boiled wool unlined jacket

Orange Boiled wool Unlined Jacket

Carole from our Cloth Club wearing her orange boiled wool unlined and unstructured jacket Fabrics and Notions: Burnt orange 100% boiled wool Pattern: Butterick 4707 (modified) Boiled wools vary in thickness and quality and thus vary in care instructions too – despite what the name suggests, a boiled wool with a high wool content is […]

Black and White Chanel type tweed suit from Mahlia Kent

Black and White Cardigan Jacket

Clair wears black and white traditionally made cardigan jacket with matching straight skirt Fabrics and Notions: Mahlia black and white mixed fibres tweed Purple silk habotai lining Silk thread (for quilting) Beaded fur trim Decorative chain (for hem) Silk organza (stabilising) Salvaged Chanel ribbon The trick to making a cardigan jacket look authentic (amongst other […]

fuchsia pink and lime embroidered jacket

Fuchsia and Lime Linen Jacket

Jane wearing a linen jacket to Bess’s wedding, made with pink and green panels, embellished with machine embroidery. Fabrics and Notions: Fuchsia Pink & Lime green heavy washed linen Small self-cover buttons Satin bias binding and piping cord Venezia lining Viscose iron-on interfacing Pattern: Custom made

turquoise cotton corduroy jacket

Turquoise Corduroy Boxy Jacket

Bess wearing her turquoise corduroy jacket with big 1960’s buttons and lined in Kaffe Fassett printed cotton. Fabrics and Notions: Turquoise corduroy Kaffe Fassett printed cotton Big 1960’s period buttons Jeans rivets Bias binding Black stayflex cotton iron on interlining 5 years on (not pictured) Red grosgrain foldover binding (around cuffs to cover fraying)