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Subscribers free pattern – V-neck top – How to make:

By Julia Claridge | April 30, 2021
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This months addition to the newsletter subscribers free pattern is a V-neck. The V-neck could be applied to the 3/4 sleeve version or the sleeveless version shown here. You could also blend it with the frill sleeve and frill hem options. The basic boxy top pattern and all other variations are free to newsletter subscribers,…

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Call for pattern testers.

By Julia Claridge | April 17, 2021
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I am currently looking for a few more pattern testers to test my sewing patterns before I release them for sale. My pattern range covers ladies, men’s and children’s patterns catering for the whole family with a reasonably large size range. My latest pattern is a child’s coat and I am working on a very…

A review of McCalls 7969 by Bobbins and Buttons

A review of McCalls 7969 dress pattern.

By Julia Claridge | April 9, 2021
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This is a dress I made towards the end of the summer last year. There was so very few social gatherings of any sort last (and this) year that being invited out for a couple of drinks in a friends garden one evening actually inspired me to make a new dress!! I do love my…

Lynn sweatshirt sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

A year of Lynn sweatshirt pattern hacks.

By Julia Claridge | April 2, 2021
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Last month I posted the last in my series of pattern hacks for the Lynn sweatshirt pattern. I thought it would be fun to review all the versions and talk about my experience wearing them over the last year. When I decided to make the series I wanted to show how you could adapt a…

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Project run and play Pantone party 2021!

By Julia Claridge | March 25, 2021
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When I was invited to take part in the Project run and play Pantone party I thought it sounded fun. Then I discovered this years colours are Ultimate grey and Illuminating yellow. I didn’t want to be left out. After all Bobbins and Buttons brand colours couldn’t be much closer!! My starting point was to…

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Subscribers free pattern – Sleeveless deep frill top – How to make:

By Julia Claridge | March 19, 2021
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This month’s free newsletter subscribers pattern is an adaptation to the first basic boxy pattern. With Spring in the air the simple addition of a deep frill adds a new feature to the simple shape perfect for warmer weather. The basic boxy top pattern and all other variations are free to newsletter subscribers, details for…

Lynn pattern hack from Bobbins and Buttons

Lynn hack 12 – Creating a volume sleeve.

By Julia Claridge | March 13, 2021
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This is the last in the series of Lynn pattern hacks. When I started this series of simple adaptations to the Lynn sweatshirt style we were leading life as usual. I had no idea that my collection of Lynn sweatshirts were going to get so much wear! From downtime and weekend wear lounge wear became…

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A review of Vogue 9021 dress pattern.

By Julia Claridge | March 6, 2021
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This weekend is my 12th wedding anniversary, needless to say there is no night out planned!! I thought I would share a make from over a year ago when I did go out. This is a dress I made for my latest big ‘O’ birthday! I’ve since decided to make this a thing. On the…

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Subscribers free pattern – Frill sleeve – How to make:

By Julia Claridge | February 26, 2021
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This months newsletter subscribers free pattern is a simple adaptation to the 3/4 sleeve version. The addition of a deep frill using existing pattern pieces.  Adding the frill gives the style an airy spring feel. As usual the details for how to download the pattern are published in the newsletter with the current password. The…

Morgan jeans review by Bobbins and Buttons

A Morgan jeans review

By Julia Claridge | February 20, 2021
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After making the Closet case Ginger jeans I was very excited to get stuck into making the Morgan jeans. They didn’t disappoint! The boyfriend fit is probably more my shape, because I love easy, comfortable clothing even when I’m dressing up I prefer to wear clothing that doesn’t feel to restrictive. Despite the instructions saying…