Just Sew Helen's Sewing Diary

Hello & welcome to my Sewing Diary 🪡 a place to share my sewing plans & dressmaking, pattern & fabric reviews and pattern & fabric pairing inspiration, with snippets of tools, gadgets & notions that I use or desire.

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  1. I have had the pleasure of sewing with some gorgeous Minerva Exclusive Herbal Halo Sweater Knit Fabric.  The fabric is deceiving as it appears thicker to look at but it is lovely and soft with a smooth inside making it ideal for layering.  It has just enough stetch & drape & holds it’s shape without being too stiff.  There is a natural background with a deep orange and denim blue pattern which is perfect to coordinate with my denim jeans.

    A lady standing in a garden in front of a fence wearing a patterned tunic top & jeans

  2. I made jeans!  Proper jeans with a metal zipper fly, coin pocket, belt loops & rivets!

    I always have difficulty with the fit of trousers & I have made a pair of pull on jeans in the past but I wasn’t 100% happy with the fit. The Legato Jeans PDF Sewing Pattern is fully customisable for petite, regular & tall with full or flat bottom options and straight or curvy waistband incorporated.

    A lady with short brown hair is standing in front of a garden fence wearing a blue t shirt and dark blue denim jeans, the Legato Jeans