Saturday, 3 December 2016

PRIMA Magazine - December 2016, Cold-Shoulder Party Dress


There's until end of this month to order the December 2016 PRIMA Magazine pattern by phone. For more info. please see Prima's own webpage here.

PRIMA Magazine - Dec 2016 - Cover

For December 2016, Prima Magazine are offering a "cold-shoulder" style semi-fitted dress (with cut-outs on the shoulders) in 2-lengths. I has fisheye-darts on the back waistline, and it fastens at the back with a zip. There are deep slits on the side-seams of the long view. And, as usual the Prima pattern comes in Sizes 10 - 20 (UK).

Prima Magazine - Pattern, Dec 2016 (02)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, Dec 2016 (03)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, Dec 2016 (04)

See my old post here on tips for ordering their patterns: PRIMA Magazine: How to Order Their Sewing Patterns.

For my some of my thoughts on PRIMA Magazine's sewing patterns - and how I'd personally like to see them change to make things better and easier for sewing-fans - please see this link here Claire's Tuppence Worth... .


Wednesday, 30 November 2016

PRIMA Magazine - November 2016, Double-Breasted Coat



There's until midnight tonight to order the November 2016 PRIMA Magazine pattern by phone. For more info. please see Prima's own webpage here.

PRIMA Magazine - Nov 2016 - Cover

For November 2016, Prima Magazine are offering a longline sleeveless-jacket pattern. The jacket comes in 2 lengths - with, or without collar, optional patch-pockets, and no front fastenings. And, as usual the Prima pattern comes in Sizes 10 - 20 (UK).

Prima Magazine - Pattern, Nov 2016 (02)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, Nov 2016 (03)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, Nov 2016 (04)

See my old post here on tips for ordering their patterns: PRIMA Magazine: How to Order Their Sewing Patterns.

For my some of my thoughts on PRIMA Magazine's sewing patterns - and how I'd personally like to see them change to make things better and easier for sewing-fans - please see this link here Claire's Tuppence Worth... .



Sunday, 30 October 2016

PRIMA Magazine - October 2016, Shirtdress



There's until midnight tomorrow to order the October 2016 PRIMA Magazine pattern by phone. For more info. please see Prima's own webpage here. (It also seems that since their January 2016 issue, Prima have "finally" started to issue details of their patterns online. Also, as from their September 2016 pattern, they now "finally" show images online of the technical drawings too.)

PRIMA Magazine - Oct 2016 - Cover

For October 2016, Prima Magazine are offering a loose-fitting shirtdress in two-lengths, with optional patch-pockets, collar and tie-belt. And, as usual the Prima pattern comes in Sizes 10 - 20 (UK).

Prima Magazine - Pattern, Oct 2016 (02)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, Oct 2016 (03)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, Oct 2016 (04)

See my old post here on tips for ordering their patterns: PRIMA Magazine: How to Order Their Sewing Patterns.


For my some of my thoughts on PRIMA Magazine's sewing patterns - and how I'd personally like to see them change to make things better and easier for sewing-fans - please see this link here Claire's Tuppence Worth... .


Thursday, 29 September 2016

PRIMA Magazine - September 2016, Mock-Wrap Skirt



There's until midnight this Friday to order the September 2016 PRIMA Magazine pattern by phone. For more info. please see Prima's own webpage here (it also seems that since their January 2016 issue, Prima have "finally" started to issue details of their patterns online, although not images of the technical drawings).

PRIMA Magazine - Sept 2016 - Cover

For September 2016, Prima Magazine are offering a *mock-wrap skirt with centre-back zip, in short, knee or long lengths. And, as usual the Prima pattern comes in Sizes 10 - 20 (UK). (*The "wrap" is fixed in place.)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, Sept 2016 (02)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, Sept 2016 (03)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, Sept 2016 (04)

See my old post here on tips for ordering their patterns: PRIMA Magazine: How to Order Their Sewing Patterns.

For my some of my thoughts on PRIMA Magazine's sewing patterns - and how I'd personally like to see them change to make things better and easier for sewing-fans - please see this link here Claire's Tuppence Worth... .


Thursday, 4 August 2016

PRIMA Magazine - August 2016, Women's and Girls Summer Dresses


There's until the end of this month to order the August 2016 PRIMA Magazine pattern by phone. For more info. please see Prima's own webpage here.

PRIMA Magazine - August 2016 - Cover

For August 2016, Prima Magazine are offering patterns for women's and girls summer dresses. Women's v-neck dress with full-skirt, can be made sleeveless or with short-sleeves. Girls A-line top or dress with tied shoulder-straps. As usual the Women's patterns come in Sizes 10 - 20 (UK), the Girl's in 2 - 8 (UK).


Prima Magazine - Pattern, August 2016 (02)

See my old post here on tips for ordering their patterns: PRIMA Magazine: How to Order Their Sewing Patterns.

Prima Magazine - Pattern, August 2016 (03)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, August 2016 (04)

For my some of my thoughts on PRIMA Magazine's sewing patterns - and how I'd personally like to see them change to make things better and easier for sewing-fans - please see this link here Claire's Tuppence Worth... .



Sunday, 31 July 2016

PRIMA Magazine - July 2016, Button-Up Top and Dress


There's until midnight tonight to order the July 2016 PRIMA Magazine pattern by phone. For more info. please see Prima's own webpage here.

PRIMA Magazine - July 2016 - Cover

For July 2016, Prima Magazine are offering a v-necked button-up cap-sleeved top, knee-length dress, or maxi-dress - all with side-slits. Optional dipped or straight hemline. And, as usual the Prima pattern comes in Sizes 10 - 20 (UK).

Prima Magazine - Pattern, July 2016 (02)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, July 2016 (03)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, July 2016 (04)

See my old post here on tips for ordering their patterns: PRIMA Magazine: How to Order Their Sewing Patterns.


For my some of my thoughts on PRIMA Magazine's sewing patterns - and how I'd personally like to see them change to make things better and easier for sewing-fans - please see this link here Claire's Tuppence Worth... .




Wednesday, 29 June 2016

PRIMA Magazine - June 2016, Wide-Leg Jumpsuit


There's until midnight tomorrow to order the June 2016 PRIMA Magazine pattern by phone. For more info. please see Prima's own webpage here (it also seems that since their January 2016 issue, Prima have "finally" started to issue details of their patterns online, although not images of the technical drawings).

PRIMA Magazine - June 2016 - Cover

For June 2016, Prima Magazine are offering a wide-leg, sleeveless-jumpsuit pattern. The jumpsuit comes in 2 lengths - full, or cropped. And, has 2 neckline options - scoop, or V-neck. And, as usual the Prima pattern comes in Sizes 10 - 20 (UK).

Prima Magazine - Pattern, June 2016 (02)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, June 2016 (03)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, June 2016 (04)
See my old post here on tips for ordering their patterns: PRIMA Magazine: How to Order Their Sewing Patterns.

For my some of my thoughts on PRIMA Magazine's sewing patterns - and how I'd personally like to see them change to make things better and easier for sewing-fans - please see this link here Claire's Tuppence Worth... .






Thursday, 5 May 2016

PRIMA Magazine - May 2016, Scoop-Neck Jersey Dress and Top


There's until the end of this month to order the May 2016 PRIMA Magazine pattern by phone. For more info. please see Prima's own webpage here (it also seems that since their January 2016 issue, Prima have "finally" started to issue details of their patterns online, although not images of the technical drawings).

PRIMA Magazine - May 2016 - Cover

For May 2016, Prima Magazine are offering a jersey dress and top pattern. The pattern comes in four lengths, has raglan sleeves, and comes in a scoop-neck or wide-neckline. And, as usual the Prima pattern comes in Sizes 10 - 20 (UK).

Prima Magazine - Pattern, May 2016 (02)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, May 2016 (03)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, May 2016 (04)

See my old post here on tips for ordering their patterns: PRIMA Magazine: How to Order Their Sewing Patterns.

For my some of my thoughts on PRIMA Magazine's sewing patterns - and how I'd personally like to see them change to make things better and easier for sewing-fans - please see this link here Claire's Tuppence Worth... .


Friday, 29 April 2016

It's Me-Made-May Time Again!


Well long time no speak! Has it really be a year since last year's Me-Made-May? Are any if you guys taking part - are you changing up your own personal challenge from last time at all?



me-made-may'16

Well, I've been looking forward to 2016's challenge, as I feel that I have more me-made pieces in my wardrobe to make it work. Mainly t-shirts ;-)!

For those of you not in the know - the MMMAY challenge is run by Zoe, and is a great way of getting us to wear our lovingly handmade items more often.

It's not just for sewn items - anything sewn/knit/crochet/refashion/upcycled is included!

Last year, I documented my daily wears on my instagram on my Instagram account here: http://instagram.com/clairesews (feel free to follow me if you like - I'm @ClaireSews). And, happily I met my goals and wore 1-item per day :-)!

This year, I had anticipated doing the same (1 thing per day)... but at the moment I'm waiting to hear back about whether or not I'm starting a new full-time office job. And, fingers-crossed that I'm a lucky gal and I get the role - it's due to commence near the start of May. The (potential) new job is with a prestigious company and I feel that a smarter, more polished classic wardrobe would work best. And, because of that I need to flesh-out my me-made selection in order to meet my own style-expectations.

Therefore, I'm still going to commit to #MMMAY16 - but just in a more subdued manner than 2015!

'I, Claire of www.sew-incidentally.com,
sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16.
I endeavour to wear 4 me-made items each week
for the duration of May 2016'.

And, I'll still post my MMMAY16 pics to instagram - but they just won't be as frequent as last time!




PRIMA Pattern, April 2016 - Wide-Leg Trousers


There's until midnight tomorrow to order the April 2016 PRIMA Magazine pattern by phone. For more info. please see Prima's own webpage here (it also seems that since their January 2016 issue, Prima have "finally" started to issue details of their patterns online, although not images of the technical drawings).

PRIMA Magazine - April 2016 - Cover

For April 2016, Prima Magazine are offering a wide-leg trousers pattern in cropped or *full-length (*with or without turn-ups). They have a shaped waistband and front zip. Optional extras are side-pockets or button trim. And, as usual the Prima pattern comes in Sizes 10 - 20 (UK).

Prima Magazine - Pattern, April 2016 (02)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, April 2016 (03)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, April 2016 (04)

See my old post here on tips for ordering their patterns: PRIMA Magazine: How to Order Their Sewing Patterns.

For my some of my thoughts on PRIMA Magazine's sewing patterns - and how I'd personally like to see them change to make things better and easier for sewing-fans - please see this link here Claire's Tuppence Worth... .


Thursday, 31 March 2016

PRIMA Magazine - March 2016, Sleeveless Longline Jacket



There's until midnight tonight to order the March 2016 PRIMA Magazine pattern by phone. For more info. please see Prima's own webpage here (it also seems that since their January 2016 issue, Prima have "finally" started to issue details of their patterns online, although not images of the technical drawings).

PRIMA Magazine - March 2016 - Cover

For March 2016, Prima Magazine are offering a longline sleeveless-jacket pattern. The jacket comes in 2 lengths - with, or without collar, optional patch-pockets, and no front fastenings. And, as usual the Prima pattern comes in Sizes 10 - 20 (UK).

Prima Magazine - Pattern, March 2016 (02)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, March 2016 (03)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, March 2016 (04)

See my old post here on tips for ordering their patterns: PRIMA Magazine: How to Order Their Sewing Patterns.

For my some of my thoughts on PRIMA Magazine's sewing patterns - and how I'd personally like to see them change to make things better and easier for sewing-fans - please see this link here Claire's Tuppence Worth... .


Monday, 29 February 2016

PRIMA Magazine - February 2016, Jersey Faux-Wrap Dress



There's until midnight tonight to order the February 2016 PRIMA Magazine pattern by phone. For more info. please see Prima's own webpage here (it also seems that since their January 2016 issue, Prima have "finally" started to issue details of their patterns online, although not images of the technical drawings).

PRIMA Magazine - February 2016 - Cover

For February 2016, Prima Magazine are offering a jersey dress pattern. They call it a wrap dress - but it's actually a 'Surplice' / faux-wrap style bodice, with some draping/gathering to one-side. Prima's instructions have you sew a zipper into the CB seam. But, as this is made from jersey I'd suggest basting the seam shut, trying it on and then see if the natural stretch and "give" of the knit fabric allows to you get it on and off. You never know... you might be able to skip a more fiddly sewing step and finish your dress quicker ;-)!

The dress has 4 different sleeve lengths, and as usual comes in Sizes 10 - 20 (UK).

Prima Magazine - Pattern, February 2016 (02)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, February 2016 (03)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, February 2016 (04)

See my old post here on tips for ordering their patterns: PRIMA Magazine: How to Order Their Sewing Patterns.

For my some of my thoughts on PRIMA Magazine's sewing patterns - and how I'd personally like to see them change to make things better and easier for sewing-fans - please see this link here Claire's Tuppence Worth... .


Friday, 29 January 2016

PRIMA Magazine - January 2016, Cropped Jacket



There's just a couple more days left to order the January 2016 PRIMA Magazine pattern by phone. 

PRIMA Magazine - January 2016 - Cover

For January 2016, Prima Magazine are offering a a very simple cropped jacket pattern. The jacket is open-fronted (without any fastenings), collarless and can be made either lined or unlined, in 2 different sleeve lengths. The pattern as usual come in Sizes 10 - 20 (UK).

Prima Magazine - Pattern, January 2016 (02)
Prima Magazine - Pattern, January 2016 (03)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, January 2016 (04)

See my old post here on tips for ordering their patterns: PRIMA Magazine: How to Order Their Sewing Patterns.

For my some of my thoughts on PRIMA Magazine's sewing patterns - and how I'd personally like to see them change to make things better and easier for sewing-fans - please see this link here Claire's Tuppence Worth... .