Not another pair of Ultimate Trousers…and a giveaway

Hohoho!  Guess what?  I have made another pair of Sew Over It Ultimate Trousers. Yes.  Not content with a pair in denim, ditsy drill, linen, suiting & houndstooth enter my navy sateen Ultimate Trousers!

Ultimate trousers

I bought this beautiful sateen from the Fabric Godmother – read on for a special offer & a giveaway!

Ultimate trousers

It won’t take long to read this post, because there are no surprises – the pattern worked its usual magic, but let me tell you that the fabric seems to have elevated, what I consider to be a top trouser pattern through sheer virtue of its quality.  It sewed so easily, it’s a semi crisp but at the same time is soft with some give from the lycra.  It holds its seams once pressed (& OK, might hold onto creases through wear a bit too, but that is easily forgiven.)

Ultimate trousers

I wouldn’t say it is warm enough to make up as proper winter weight trousers, & I am not the kind of gal that wears tights under trousers (I think I might be missing out here).  However, on days that feel the warmth of the sun rather than our current freezing temps, these trousers are warm enough for me, with socks of course.  They will truly come into their own in Spring and Autumn.

Ultimate trousers

But, hey.  It’s another navy revelation as well.  Don’t you just love navy?  Isn’t it so smart, yet softer & less severe than black?  And this is a proper deep luscious navy too.   (There is a downside- white cat hair/ fluff).  Is that contrasting overlocker thread an affront or a delight?

Ultimate trousers

Onto the special offer & giveaway.  Josie, the Fabric Godmother will post the winner 2m of sateen in the colour of your choice (go & check out the red & beige as well as the navy and please someone buy the silver & make disco pants!  ).  What’s more, this is open to anyone, anywhere in the world.

Ultimate trousers

Just leave me a comment telling me what colour you’ll pick & what you’ll use the fabric for.  I’ll pick a random winner in a week’s time, out of all comments left by midnight 13 February GMT.

*** This Giveaway is now closed, but  ….Josie is offering 10% off any fabrics (apart from sale) at the Fabric Godmother by using the code

SCRUFFYBADGER

at the checkout.  This fabulous offer is valid until the 10th April!  Woo hoo!!

(Wearing my Ultimates with my Merino Coco. )

 

136 thoughts on “Not another pair of Ultimate Trousers…and a giveaway

  1. Caroline

    Red or navy for me. I’d like to make a BHL Charlotte skirt or, like you try the Sew Over It Ultimate trousers – they look splendid in every variation I’ve seen – esp yours!

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  2. Jo

    No need to enter me in the giveaway (I’m drowning in fabric already!) but – is that a cat flap under your sewing table?? Excellent placement! Not that my cats need any excuse to be under my feet while I’m sewing anyway…

    And lovely trousers of course, as usual! The navy really is great 🙂

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  3. Sue

    I’m with you, I’d go with navy. Bit of an error looking at the website because now I’ve seen that amazing Amelia floral stretch cotton and I am having to control uncontrollable urges!!

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  4. Jennifer

    I would have to go for the navy – I have some Scotland home qualifiers up and who wouldn”t want some ‘me made’ football attire?! I’d make a skater style dress.

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  5. Julie

    I am onto my second pair of ultimate trousers and think I have mastered the fit now so I would love another pair, probably also go for the navy.

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  6. Kate

    I would make this pattern into golf trousers. I get fed up at the extortionate prices of ladies golf trousers in the pro shops so I would probably make some red ones in that lovely fabric. Tiger woods always wears red on the last day of a competition so maybe I’d play better in red!

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  7. Jane

    I think this is the same fabric I used for my navy Ultimates. I got mine from Sew Over It but it was exactly the same as the navy sateen I used for my Peony which came from Fabric Godmother. Goy-jus isn’t it?! Your strides are lovely Winnie, so chic! Don’t enter me for the giveaway thanks as I’ve already had the pleasure of cotton sateen first hand ! xx

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  8. Jess

    Ooh, the navy for me please! You’re right – so much softer than black (which is my go-to) but just as wearable. Would love to try my (nervous!) hand at a pair of trousers!

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  9. Wendy

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! I’d definitely go for the navy and as I’m pining for warm spring weather I’d make some Capri trousers.

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  10. Irene

    I would go for the silver or beige cotton sateen- I was thinking of Clover pants, or a skirt, I need to make more basics in solid colours! Your pants look perfect on you! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. Teresa

    I’ve had the ultimate trousers pattern for a while but not yet tacked them. You give me the silver sateen and I’ll take the plunge (muslin first of course – don’t want to waste that amazing fabric!)

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  12. Emma

    Decisions, decisions! I’m torn between the navy (so sensible) and silver (party!). It’s time for some fun. Silver!

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  13. Helen McIntosh

    I’d go with the navy too. It looks so rich and luxurious. I’m planning some ultimates – I could stride around looking like you!

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  14. Tatiana

    I loved the black with flowers on it, perfect for this same pattern, that is sitting on my stash for ages!

    Thanks for the giveway!

    All the best from Brazil!

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  15. Emily

    I have a job interview in two weeks and no clue what to wear, I’d be a copycat and go navy to make a pair of Ultimate trousers, even if I don’t get the job I’d be a winner!

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  16. Debra

    Great trousers. You’ve inspired me to sign up for Sew Over It’s Ultimate Trouser course and make my first ever pair of non yoga pants. Hmm, navy and teal are my colours and I just got the Coco pattern so I would basically be copying your entire outfit…

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  17. Ruth

    They look like a great trousers! It’s a tough choice but I’d go for the red, and I’d use it to make a Francoise dress. Thanks for the giveaway and discount!

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  18. Debbie Joanne Ferguson

    Would have to be navy! I ordered a sample yonks ago and it is lovely! The Mission? Replacing the awful work issued skirt and trousers. It is impossible to find anything in the shops! 🙂

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  19. Beth

    definitely the navy, and i would make a pleated skirt to match all my patterned tops! i really know i should start making use of solids so more things match 🙂

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  20. Helen // Grosgrain Green

    Ummm, I’d probably pick the navy and I’d make the exact same trousers as you! In my defence, I just bought the pattern last night, and have been wondering what fabric to use – and I already have red and black trousers. Not sure I’m brave enough for the silver!!!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  21. Kerry

    I think the red is lovely – bright yet practical. I hear you on the cat hair issue – I have a navy dress with similar material which is a cat hair magnet as the texture is just slightly rough. Sigh!

    Also, I have no business entering this competition as I won 2m of beautiful denim from Fabric Godmother a couple of weeks ago. But I’m entering anyway! 🙂

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  22. Anne

    So hard to choose… Definitely need some trousers, but black or navy…? Or beige? I have some old RTW beige trews that will soon need replacing and hope to make my own next time…

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  23. a red ham

    I would love to say the silver, but unfortunately it would make me look like the disco ball! So I would have to say navy, as I agree with you, super smart and not as severe as black. I also must get my hands on the Ultimate Trousers pattern. I want me some of your trousers!

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  24. Dawn

    My goal this year is to figure out trousers, and it looks like this sateen would be lovely to work with. I would probably stick with black, though, since I’m not very trouser-adventurous.

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  25. Katie

    I’d be super boring and make exactly the same thing! Navy trousers would be a welcome addition to my work wardrobe. Currently I have no handmade trousers at all!

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  26. Jenna

    Totally would be the red! I need a good pair of trousers in something other than black! Always good for my professional Monday – Friday day job!

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  27. Teresa

    I would pick the navy and make some trousers. I think that it is about time that I made a pair of trousers especially after the first episode of the ‘Sewing Bee’.

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  28. Grace

    Oh, now I’m inpired to make a pair for myself. In the amelia floral stretch cotton in black. Fingers and toes all crossed!

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  29. Ciara

    Navy seems to be the winner. I have not made trousers in years, but seeing your pair , feel quite inspired. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  30. Jana

    Definitely the silver! Who can choose anything else when they have a chance to win silver fabric?! You guys up there are crazy!
    As for what I’d do with it … probably disco trousers, as you suggest, and a mini dress or skirt from the leftovers—whatever I can get out of the 2m. I’m small, so I definitely don’t need 2m of fabric for a pair of trousers.

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  31. Jess H

    I would go for black or beige, and unashamedly copy you with a pair of ultimates. They look great! Probably beige actually, as realistically I won’t get round to sewing them until late Spring, so it would make a fine pair for warmer weather (brrrr!)

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  32. Hélène

    I’d pick the black and white polka dot cotton/lycra for a total ’60s vibe! Your navy trousers definitely have an Audrey Hepburn feel. They’re perfect with your blue coco top.

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  33. Elinor

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to go classic and make up a pair of Ultimates (once I’ve mastered a rotund rump fitting!) in good old traditional black.

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  34. Jodie

    Well…I COULD be practical and take the black….good for spring/summer weight work pants….but I think ACTUALLY I’d do the black polka dots…close but just not quite so staid. Thanks for doing this (especially to the world, as postage to Canada will be dear). Love your blog,

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  35. Jan

    i think I would pick navy. I have recently lost sixty pounds so I do not have a lot of things that fit. Navy slacks would be great!

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  36. MaryLou

    Thanks for the chance to win!! I was all set to say that I’d use the navy because I ‘always’ use navy. Then I saw the red and it’s beautiful. Decisions need to be made!!

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  37. lou

    Lovely! So chic! I really should try trousers – I’ve had the Thurlow pattern for ages so may give that a go. I love the Ikat style fabrics, maybe the navy one (although I am tempted by red polka dots…)!

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  38. Emily M

    I’d have to go with the red; probably for a pair of trousers an awful lot like yours! (Though I may have to go and buy some of that black Pucci floral! Yum!)

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  39. Caroline T

    Hi! I would love to sew a pair of ultimate trousers in red sateen as I think they would be perfect for spring. By the way, your contrasting overlocking thread is fab! 🙂

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  40. Ann Warner

    Wow, what a perfect fit , would love navy but have a white dog! so would have to be the beige , thanks for the opportunity x

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  41. Rachel

    It can only be the silver to make the dress with the stitched skirt, from Basic Black by Sato Watanabe (my favourite Xmas pressie!)

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  42. Pam

    I’d go for the navy, although the silver would be amazing I think. I’d make the Ultimate – which I bought after your first pair, but which I haven’t made yet – but am now determined to make soon!

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  43. Chrissy May

    If its a plain – the navy – though the options of what to make!! If it were any of them – the Ramone followed by the Amelia – and they would probably be turned into dance teaching skirts! I love Lycra!!!!

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  44. V Reed

    Oh my! Such lovely fabric! In the sateen, Navy is the must for me. I think a lovely Sewaholic Hollyburn skirt would be perfect in it. I think, however, I’m going to have to go order up a couple of meters of the Attak Denim Twill. I’m in love.

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  45. Kathy

    I’d make my version of tried and true trousers, a simplicity pattern. In navy blue, too. Although I am drawn to the idea of red trousers too.

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  46. Shelley

    Lovely trews. I’ve not made trousers before, too scared. I have been thinking about making some which will accomadate my small waist, wide hips/thighs long legs. I’d love to copy you with the navy or any if three ikat prints.

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  47. Lucy

    Oh, the navy would be perfect! My beloved pair of navy summer-weight trousers has sadly reached the stage of being demoted to gardening, I could really do with a replacement!!
    X

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  48. Tracy B

    My wardrobe is sadly lacking a LBD, so ifI had to select one of the solid colors, I would chose the black. I would use this to make a By Hand London ‘Kim’ dress.
    If I was able to select a pattern, I couldn’t go past one of the polka dot options!

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  49. Kate

    Hi, a long time reader and lurker – I had to come out of lurkdom to comment for a chance of winning the giveaway. I would love some in navy to make a pair of trim navy trews

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  50. Genevieve

    Thank you so much for the giveaway.
    I would pick the beige or navy fabric for a pair of Kepa slim pants by Blousette Rose, or, of course, a pair of Ultimate Trousers 🙂

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  51. Kathy E.

    How cute are you? Just adorable!!! If I took great pictures like that, I’d have myself plastered all over my blog too! Love it!
    With that said, I’d choose the navy.

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  52. Shannon

    I would go for the red or black with polka dots! I think it would be the perfect fabric for Tilly’s Francoise dress pattern, which I’ve been wanting to try since it came out!

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  53. JoezGal

    The red without a doubt. I’ve been thinking of adding a red jacket to my wardrobe (which is chock full of black at the present). I already have the pattern (Vogue 8333); now I just need the fabric!

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  54. Sophie-Lee

    I love navy. I admit that I very, very rarely buy black fabric and consequently before last week (had to make some black clothing for my TMS colour challenge ) had all of 4 black items in my wardrobe – I much prefer to use colour, and navy is my “plain” fabric that I use in place of black.

    I’m interested to hear if this sateen bags out in the bum over the course of the day? That’s the main thing stopping me from using cotton/lycra sateens for fitten garments, otherwise I loooove it!

    (probably obvious but I’d pick navy if I were to win the giveaway. Especially if it’s that lovely true-blue navy rather than one with a grey base)

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  55. Ali M

    Those look great! And… I’m about to sew a bunch of black and navy things and my white cat is now glaring at me threatening to fur it all up. Yeah.. I’d try the silver, I like disco!

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  56. Joanne

    Ooh, my eye is drawn to the red BUT with Spring just around the corner (it is – the calendar says so) I would go for the beige and I would also make the Ultimate trousers. Yours do look very good.

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  57. Nicola

    Your Ultimate trousers are certainly a huge incentive to choose the navy sateen and then go on to make a pair of …. Ultimate trousers – that is exactly what I would choose to do! They look great, thanks for organising the giveaway.

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  58. Susie

    Oooh wow those are lovely!! I might make a skirt out of the red I think the delphine skirt from tillys book would look lovely in it or perhaps a dress!!

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  59. Alessa

    Just a second because I’m still drooling over that red polka-dot stretch cotton…
    I’m with you, I’d go navy! I think I might manage to cut both a pair of Thurlow trousers and a mini skirt out of 2m. The perfect elegant, matches with everything, bottoms. 🙂

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  60. Show and Tell Meg

    I would so copy your choice of navy 🙂 I’d live in navy if I was allowed, lol. I’d definitely go for something on the bottom – a peggy skirt or pencil skirt, something of that nature. Thanks so much!

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  61. Lindsay

    I would love the beige to make a pair of the Ultimates! I made my first pair (inspired by you) last week and it is the most brilliant trouser pattern I have ever made! I can’t wait to make another pair!

    Thank you for your fun and inspirational blog!

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  62. Sarah

    I’d have to go with black or navy to make pleat front chino style smart trousers for work as those are a desperate need and I haven’t got any money for fabric 🙁

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  63. Deborah

    I’d choose the red and make some bright red trousers. I think it’s time for red trousers. I love the attak stretch denim twill that’s for sale too…

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  64. Redhedhels

    You always make these trousers look amazing, I’m not surprised you keep making them. I love navy too, I’m too pale for black (plus it’s boring!). So I would choose the navy sateen and make the Ultimate trousers with it. Yep, a straight copy, sorry!

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  65. Megan

    I think the sewing bee inspired me too much!
    I would definitely go with the Ronnie stretch cotton 🙂
    Thanks for the competition, I just signed up to the ultimate trouser class thanks to the discount.

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  66. Roni arbel

    SILVER! I have no problem wearing shiny fabric to work, and silver ultimates sound awesome. BTW thanks for exposing me to this fantastic pattern! I thought pants with darts weren’t for me because of my shape but these pants really worth their name. Already made two successful pairs ( and one unsuccessful one due to an over locker accident) and will make more.

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  67. Ros

    Red for some summer capri pants for me! Actually what I really want is the red polka dot stretch cotton. I might have to buy that anyway…

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  68. Lucy Roebuck

    I wish I had the guts to sew up some silver trousers they look amazing!! However, I would choose the navy as they go with my mostly blue wardrobe!!! Love seeing the ever evolving ultimate trousers saga 🙂
    Lucy x

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  69. Kieran

    they look great! They actually look vry similar to a pair of RTW trousers I have that are uncomfortable, but I keep wearing them because they work so well with so many different outfits! If I won, I would shamelessly copy you exactly, as I need some comfy navy trousers in my wardrobe. Also…navy is SO MUCH BETTER than black. I have almost entirely forgone black, as I like navy so much more!

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  70. Sonja van der Mije

    Great I love this. Thanks for the change. What a kind idea to open this giveaway worldwide. It gives those who who follow blogs worldwide a change. I love your blue version, but I’ll go for red. And 2 meters is a enough for a pair of pants and also a cropped jacket.

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  71. Helena

    I’m hoping to maste Colette’s Clover pants this year so I would make a pair in the navy cotton sateen. Love working with sateen, it’s so easy and the results are great.

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  72. Keren

    Thanks for the great give away. Think I would go for the navy and make a shift dress, or the red and make a couple of little dresses for my Granddaughters

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  73. Erin

    Wow! Those trousers are perfection! I’m very much a navy girl, but the idea of navy polka dots? Suddenly I feel a pair of polka dot pants are a wardrobe must have!

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  74. Jenna

    I love your navy ones so much I would have to say navy! Although maybe I would be brave and make red trousers? Not sure I could carry that off though!

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  75. Cammie

    Oooh, the navy’s lovely (especially with the contrasting mint innards!) but i’d have to go red… everyone needs a pair of red sateen dungarees, right…?

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  76. Sarah

    A good smart navy is a wonderful thing – I have a navy stretch cotton (twill?) skirt with three buttons on each side that I absolutely wore to death over my late teens and very early twenties – in fact I wore it to the sewists’ rag market meet-up we both went to!
    I’d love to win some navy and try to re-create that skirt – thankyou & Josie for the giveaway 🙂

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  77. Mary

    I’d love to make a dress out of the annor stretch cotton, although I think I misread you in which case I’d go for the navy sateen. I’d love to try my hand at some ultimate trousers too!

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