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Tried and true patterns

November's #sewcialists theme is all about Tried and True (TNT) patterns. I don't make second versions of a lot of my makes, partly because I'm trying to keep up with the #wardrobebuilder project, and partly because I have too many ideas in my make list! That said, I have found that there are a few patterns that have made themselves into the repeat list - two of which are brand new makes today. Often I alter the pattern a little from the previous make to suit a new purpose, or from lessons learned after wearing. Here are my top TNTs...

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Camel coloured Burda 6736 Coat

Burda 6736 Coat review by the petite passions

After looking around at lots of patterns for coats I finally settled on the Burda 6736. It has a simple shape that I felt wouldn't be too tricky for my first coat project and would look good with skinny jeans. It really was a simple coat to construct because it also doesn't require a complicated collar......and I loved working with wool for this coat.
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the #wardrobebuilder project - Coats and Jackets

the #wardrobebuilder project - Coats and Jackets

This one is definitely more challenging than some of the other #wardrobebuilder themes, but I'm looking forward to getting stuck into a larger project. There are some amazing coat and jacket patterns out there just itching to add themselves to our handmade wardrobes! I have a feeling that taking on a coat project has the potential to feel like going down the rabbit hole in terms of fabrics, notions and new techniques....let's see!

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Hi, I'm Laura. Welcome to my journeys with modern, feminine dressmaking and delicious food.
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