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Michele Provost

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Falling In Love With The Sanda Coat By Merchant & Mills

Falling in love with the Sanda coat by Merchant & Mills. Having arranged an unexpected trip to Valencia I urgently needed a winter coat to wear. After some research, I discovered the Sanda coat by Merchant & Mills on The Foldline website.  I purchased and downloaded it there and then! It seemed to offer just what …

Time To Revisit The Heather Sweater By Kim Hargreaves

On searching through my sweater stash, I decided that it was the perfect time to revisit the Heather sweater by Kim Hargreaves. This beautiful sweater has been sitting in my wardrobe for many years without being worn. The Pattern Heather is a classic knitting pattern created by Kim Hargreaves, who is known for her incredible …

Merchant & Mills Trapeze Dress

Merchant & Mills Trapeze, The Perfect Dress For All Seasons

Merchant & Mills Trapeze, the perfect dress for all seasons? It has taken a while for me to get around to writing and sharing about the Merchant & Mills Trapeze dress pattern. It’s possible that this is because I’ve been making so many versions!  The Pattern I had been looking for a trapeze dress pattern …

My Latest Dream Vintage Dress Pattern, Vogue 7956

During my search for patterns on Etsy, I came across my latest dream vintage dress pattern, Vogue 7956. I was instantly attracted to the full circle skirt and unusual neckline of this wrap dress. I had no choice but to purchase it there and then!  The Pattern This rare vintage Vogue pattern from the 1950s …

Is Burda 6484 My Ultimate Trouser Pattern

The Pattern Is Burda 6484 my ultimate trouser pattern? This trouser pattern has a drop waist, along with a flattering fit and flare silhouette. The trousers are worn cropped, skimming above the ankle. They are are however, easily lengthened. The zip is set to the side, but can also easily be fitted on the front …

The Aura Dress by Papercut Patterns, is it my new favourite?

The Aura Dress by Papercut Patterns, is it my new favourite? This pattern is a modern version of the classic wrap dress. Featuring a deep V neckline (unusually both front and back), a cinched waist, and billowing sleeves, this is a statement dress that can be worn casually or for a dinner date. The Pattern …

Vogue 8822 Easily Voted My Most Surprising Success!

Vogue 8822 easily voted my most surprising success! This Very Easy Vogue pattern 8822 that I bought many moons ago sat in my store cupboard for a long time. Like many in lockdown (remember those days), I cleared through all my fabric stash and patterns. I discovered that I had purchased the pattern twice, which …

Why I Chose to Make Simplicity’s Workwear Jacket 9239

Why I chose to make Simplicity’s workwear jacket 9239. I had been searching for a casual workwear style jacket that could be easily worn over sweaters as well as T shirts. Simplicity 9239 seemed to fit the bill, especially with its extra wide sleeves and back pleated detail. The Pattern An unstructured, oversized and unlined …

The Atlas Wrap Dress

Is This The Ultimate Wrap Dress?

The Pattern The Atlas Dress by Masin, is this the ultimate wrap dress? I am a huge fan of The Foldline website. It is a treasure trove of information, inspiration and an immediate window to the latest patterns coming onto the market. It is also my first chosen place to search for Indie sewing patterns.  …

Butterick 6130

Butterick 6130, Is This My Ultimate Jumpsuit Pattern?

The Pattern Butterick 6130, is this my ultimate jumpsuit pattern? I purchased this pattern not long after it was first issued in 2014, the jumpsuit having caught my eye immediately. The fact that it is still in production some nine years later, is a testament to its popularity. However, for some reason I kept passing …