Posts Tagged ‘Sewing Patterns’

Simplicity Pattern 2360 – Pattern Review

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Simplicity Pattern 2360 was made by one of my sewing students CB.

It was a great success and I recommend making this pattern for yourself or someone you know.

In today’s video I show you CB’s dress, the details of the pattern and which fabrics are suitable for the Simplicity Pattern 2360.

Simplicity Pattern 2360

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CB’s gorgeous dress made from view E simplicity pattern 2360

Simplicity 2360 Simplicity Pattern 2360 Pattern Review Maree Pigdon

Have you made this Simplicity 2360 Dress Pattern as well? How did you find it? Or are you inspired to make it?

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Thank you so much for watching.

Happy Sewing,

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Vintage Cape – Re-designing a wool blanket

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Today’s post is a transformational one! Here at my sewing school many of my students love to sew from vintage fabrics or revamp an old garment into new!

Vintage sewing is so popular and I enjoy seeing old style fabrics come to life! Re-vamping old garments can also save you money on fabric and save you from throwing out an old garment or accessory in your wardrobe which still has lots of life left in the fabric.

Anita as shown below brought to class a vintage blanket intending to make cushion covers. However with one look at the vintage blanket I could see it was such a good quality felted wool. I suggested another idea – to make a gorgeous warm winter cape! And this is just what Anita did. See the series of pictures below at various stages in the making.

Curved neckline & front toggle closures

Pockets cut on the bias with fringing cut from the edge of blanket.

Pattern matching – a must!

Overlocked edging

Made from this New Look pattern

In the making

Well done Anita what a wonderfully warm winter cape for you to wear!

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Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

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Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
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Sewing Classes Geelong Student Sewing Projects

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Hi everyone!

We are into another fantastic term of sewing classes here at Rosewood Cottage!

Here are some wonderful pictures from some of my sewing students and their sewing projects!

Rowena made a gorgous little reversible hooded cape just like ‘little red riding hood’ for her daughter! Made from two co-ordinating patchwork fabrics, featuring a toggle closure at the neckline. Well done Rowena!

Megan made a tunic dress from a grey and black stripe stretch, medium weight double knit. The collar was made separately which is a twist collar that can be worn with the tunic as well as an accessory for other outfits! The tunic can also be worn with a belt at the waistline to create a different style. Great job Megan!

Melonie had a lovely patch work boarder print fabric. In class we decided to cut the panels we preferred into various strips and gathered them to form three tires. As you can see below Melonie finished the skirt with a lace trim and elasticized waistline. Perfect for her daughter who loves to twirl wearing her new skirt! Well done Melone!

Anne-Marie is a very creative dressmaker who likes to draft her own patterns, she loves textures and layers. In class together we brainstorm ideas, then simply cut and sew and create! Below Anne-Marie used a knit fabric which featured 2.5cm ruffles knitted into the fabric. When worn this fabrics creates a sense of movement! Great effort Anne-Marie. Note the below pictures are the outfit in progress.

Well done girls! I can’t wait to see your next sewing projects and sewing designs!

Would you like to learn to sew? Watch this video on the below link to learn more!

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Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com