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Itch-to-Stitch Paulina top

As I mentioned in my previous post, there is a linkup party on behalf of Kennis from Itch-to-Stitch designs and I thought I would take the opportunity to try a new pattern. I have three new ITS patterns to try but decided on the Paulina top because I’ve seen quite a few I really like, […]

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Itch-to-Stitch Tierra Joggers

Regular readers may remember an earlier post where I talked about Kennis Wong, the designer behind the Itch-to-Stitch label, being robbed whilst she was on holiday. As a result, some of her most ardent fans have been conducting an Itch-to-Stitch love tour where they have been showcasing their most recent makes and inviting people to […]

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Pattern Union shirt

This shirt pattern was created by Sarah from Workspace Fashion & Design School, where I am learning the basics of pattern making. Sarah is planning to commercialise some of the patterns she creates alongside her students, and I was lucky enough to test this one. Her pattern line will be released under her Pattern Union […]

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More Marimekko

This is another souvenir remnant of Marimekko from our trip to Stockholm in 2014. I bought it thinking I would make a Japanese style apron, but didn’t have enough fabric – who knew they took so much? I could have made a regular apron, but having made the shirt aprons, I had second thoughts. When […]

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Marimekko Flint skirt take two

A tragic thing happened with my last post – none of my text and photos published and vanished from my history. I have no idea what went wrong but I shall rewrite it, even though it’s never as good the second time! This outfit is made from the Marimekko print known as “Unikko”. This is […]

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Flint fandom

When I caught up with my lovely friend Hélène in Montréal earlier this year, she showed me a pair of vintage shorts she had bought with a really interesting construction. The shorts were floral, made from rayon, I think, and had this really interesting pocket construction which included a hidden closure. I immediately wanted a […]

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Home Journal 1930s dress

I’ve had this 1930s pattern for a long time and couldn’t imagine ever making it, but tah dah, with a bit of pattern modifying and help from Sarah of Workspace Fashion and Design School, I’ve done it! The pattern is Home Journal 4463 and calls for a 34 inch bust, which I don’t have, although […]

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