Sewing

In the pink

Many months ago my friend Suzanne gave me one of her old linen shirts with the comment that I might like to repurpose the embroidery on the front. I put it in my refashioning drawer and looked at it from time to time before taking it to the Fibres West retreat with a view to […]

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Sewing

Scrumble scramble

For two years I’ve been promising myself that I would learn to scrumble and make a jacket for my one year one outfit endeavours. I’ve had a few false starts. Everything I read/looked at took the approach of creating small knitted or crochet pieces or “scrumbles” and then joining them together. Sounds easy? Yes, well. I […]

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refashion, Sewing

Shirt to Apron

I’ve repurposed another shirt into an apron/smock (see the first one here), and whilst this one isn’t terribly different, I thought I’d give a brief rundown on how I did it. You want a shirt that is a fair bit bigger than you, but not ginormous. This one is a man’s size medium. Look for […]

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Sewing

Seamwork Astoria x 2

The September theme for the Make a Garment a Month Sewalong was “skirty shirty” and I decided to make two Seamwork Astoria tops, one for cooler weather and one more appropriate for spring. I made them whilst glamping recently and they are so fast and easy to make, they took minutes rather than hours to […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting, Tutorial

Scrappy Christmas tree

I am a co-host for the Stashbusting Sewalong Facebook group in October, along with Sonja from http://www.sewingalacarte.nl and the theme for this month is Christmas gifts and decorations. Sonja is hosting the giftmaking and I am running a tutorial on how to make a Christmas tree and perhaps a door wreath. If you are of a disposition […]

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Sewing, refashion

A nip and a tuck

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I am useless at this refashioning malarky; so when Portia Lawrie announced that the theme for  The Refashioners 2017 was  “suits you”, I did a little snort and a happy dance because no way was I going to participate in that! I had donated every suit […]

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Sewing

Papercut patterns Sapporo coat

When the latest Papercut patterns were released I bought a couple and loved the Sapporo coat. It has a lovely cocoon shape and the most interesting integrated angled pockets. Look at those style lines! I have noticed that Papercut patterns run rather large, so was quite happy when Sara from Workspace Fashion and Design School […]

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