Archive for the ‘Sewing Patterns’ Category

Kwik Sew Pattern K3604

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Today’s sewing inspiration is from finding a gorgeous fox printed fabric while shopping at Spotlight. I thought it would be just perfect for a new set of PJ’s each for my granddaughter Poppy and grandson Felix.

I made the PJ bottoms from Kwik Sew Pattern K3604, purchased a t-shirt and embellished it to match!

Check them out in the video below:

Fabric purchased at Spotlight


I find this a really quick and easy way to make a new set of PJ’s for the kids!

I hope you enjoyed my kids PJ sewing inspiration.

If you would like to join our sewing community we would love to hear from you.

Happy sewing,

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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New Look 6749 Dress Model

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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,




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Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
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