Archive for the ‘Sewing Patterns’ Category

New Look Pattern 6749

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Our sewing inspiration today is a gorgeous dress made from New Look Pattern 6749

I made this dress with my daughter Jacqueline and she absolutely loves it!

Pattern New Look 6749


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Here is a video we made of this New Look pattern 6749 too!

Have you also made this pattern?

We look forward to hearing from you.

Happy sewing,

Maree Pigdon

Vogue Pattern Review – V8889 & V8759

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Vogue Pattern V8889

Hello sewing enthusiasts!

Today I’m really pleased to share a fabulous sewing project made by David, one of my sewing students. After completing my Zero To Sewing Beginner Course, David joined my weekly classes where he completed several unique shirts for himself and is now making “Made to Measure” shirts for his clients.

David made his latest shirt using a combination of two Vogue Patterns – V8889 & V8759.

V8759 Vogue Pattern

To tailor to the clients specific requirements, David used V8759 for the front of the shirt and then modified V8889 as follows;

- Adjusted the chest measurement to suit broad shoulders and a slim waist.

- The collar was changed to give it a 70′s style.

- All the seams were top stitched creating flat felt seams.

- David used a deep coral coloured thread for all the top stitching, buttons and button holes.

- A beautiful paisley Liberty fabric!

David and his client were very happy with the final outcome.

Check it out below!




Well done David what a fabulous 70′s style shirt!

David took on the challenge of marrying two shirt patterns together, which with time and care, he was very successful in doing. The two Vogue Patterns V8889 & V8759 chosen are excellent men’s shirt patterns with clear instructions to follow. I recommend either of them when sewing your next men’s shirt.

Have you made one of these Vogue shirts too? If so, let me know!

If you would like to book into one of my sewing classes and learn how to sew shirts too, please click on the link below to view the available classes.

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Happy Sewing,




For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666

Butterick B5506 Apron Pattern Review

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

The Butterick B5506 Apron Pattern is a fabulous pattern because it has one feature that is just so handy – an adjustable neckline strap!

This is perfect as you can easily slip it over your head and then adjust the strap through the casing to ensure your apron fully covers your neckline area to protect your clothes.

Watch my video below which features 6 aprons I made from the Butterick B5506 pattern as gifts to my family in Serbia!

This year I had my first trip to Serbia, my father’s home country and I had the opportunity to meet with 4 of my first cousins for the very first time in my life, it was such a fabulous experience!

Here are some pictures of my Serbian family wearing the apron’s I made for them, and by the way they turned out to be the perfect gift because they all do an enormous amount of cooking and certainly presented us with a delicious spread of traditional Serbian food for us!

My beautiful new friend and tour guide Lola, wearing her chef style inspired apron

Butterick 5506 Apron Pattern


Ljilijana’s loved wearing her Rooster inpsired apron!

Butterick Pattern B5506 Apron 4

Emily serves up a delicious tray of Serbian food in her bright and colourful apron!

Butterick Pattern B5506 Apron 6

Snezana’s butterfly inspired Apron

Butterick Pattern B5506 Apron 2

Slobodanka’s was pleased with her biscuit & baking inspired Apron too!

Butterick Pattern B5506 Apron 5

Making your own gifts is such a wonderful experience! If you would like to join one of my sewing classes to sew Christmas gifts this year, I’m taking bookings now for Term 4 and there are just a few spots left up for grabs!


Have you made Butterick B5506 Apron pattern or are now inspired to sew one up yourself? If so, please leave a comment we would love to hear from you and see your sewing projects too.

Happy Sewing,




For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666