Sewing

A bounty of Beverleys

My last post was mostly about the cape that I had made from the Pattern Union Beverley wrap and cape pattern, but I have a few wraps that I want to share. I mentioned in my last post that the Beverley wrap was modelled on my late Mother-in-Law’s 1950s (I think) fox fur wrap, which imparts […]

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The Beverley Wrap and Cape

There is a new pattern from Pattern Union and it’s a really good one! It is two in one, consisting of a wrap pattern and a cape pattern. The inspiration for this pattern came from my late Mother-in-Law whose name was Beverley. She bequeathed me a fox fur wrap which instantly made me feel fabulous […]

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Pilvi jacket

The Instagram challenge of #Magamsewalong for March is “Mad March” and my annual theme is “stashbusting” so I had this in mind when I chose the fabric for this make, as I consider this fabric rather mad, and I was mad about it when I bought it. I have had a piece of fabric in […]

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From frumpy to fabulous-ish

The theme for the February Make a Garment a Month Sewalong on Instagram is “from frumpy to fabulous”, and the idea was to take an existing item of clothing that made me feel frumpy and transform it. I knew I was going to struggle with this as most of my frumpy clothes get dispatched pretty […]

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We sew yellow SAL

A while back my lovely friend Hélène sent Suzy and I some glorious yellow gauze with the idea that the three of us would sew something together in the summer. The problem became – whose summer?! We decided to make a Sewing sans frontieres challenge where we would just ask people to sew anything yellow with us, […]

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Sewing, vintage

1920s kimono negligee

I won a prize in the 2017 Designin’ December challenge for this Dior knockoff, the prize being two PDFs from the Vintage Pattern Lending Library. I chose the 1920s hat (made here ) and also this rather fabulous kimono pattern. I had some silk that I bought in India picked out to make this kimono, but […]

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