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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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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…

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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…

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Subscribers free pattern – Volume sleeve boxy top – How to make:

By Julia Claridge | December 18, 2020
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This months subscribers free pattern is the addition of a volume sleeve. I made this in a star burst sequin fabric to give the style some seasonal sparkle. This version has a lined bodice and unlined sleeves. This is a useful technique that you can apply to other patterns if you are using a sheer…

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Subscribers free pattern – Bell sleeve – How to make:

By Julia Claridge | November 27, 2020
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This months free subscribers pattern is a bell sleeve top pattern. I’ve made this version in a lightweight silver stretch velvet for a more dressy feel. We might be limited to what we can do and where we can go this party season. It doesn’t have to stop us getting dressed up! Having said that…

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Newsletter subscribers free pattern – 3/4 sleeve – how to make.

By Julia Claridge | October 24, 2020
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The next addition to the free pattern that is available to newsletter subscribers is a sleeve!! A 3/4 sleeve takes the simple sleeveless boxy top to a more seasonally apt top. As always the pattern is free to download if you are a newsletter subscriber. The newsletter has full instructions how to download the pattern.…

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Subscribers free button back version of the boxy top – How to make:

By Julia Claridge | September 18, 2020
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This months version of the boxy top pattern that is free to newsletter subscribers has a button back addition. I’m slightly holding on to the last days of summer with this version in checked linen. Perhaps I’m dreaming of the next half term break in warmer climates that I wish we were going to be…

Subscribers free keyhole back version of the boxy top – How to make:

By Julia Claridge | August 14, 2020
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Last month I launched the first in a series of free patterns for newsletter subscribers a basic boxy top pattern. Each month I am adding different pattern pieces to create a new seasonal style. This month you can create a high summer keyhole back version. This is the same front and front facing as the…

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Free face mask pattern with removable nose wire and other custom options.

By Julia Claridge | August 1, 2020
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This is a tutorial to show how to make a fabric face mask with several different options to allow you to customise the mask. I know there are already a lot of face mask patterns available and I actually hadn’t planned to make one. In the early days of the pandemic there was a lot…

The basic boxy top- How to make:

By Julia Claridge | July 11, 2020
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Last week I introduced you to my new subscribers free patterns. The first pattern is now published and available to newsletter subscribers. If you would like to sign up to the newsletter you can do here. This is the basic boxy top pattern. Over the next few months I will post additional parts to transform…