Sewing

Jungle January 2017 with props

I made a new top for summer from some leopard print rayon knit that I have had in my stash since before I retired. I bought it for an entirely a different purpose, but as is often the way, I got distracted and the fabric has been malingering ever since. I think that one of […]

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Where did you get that hat?

I do like that song :). I wasn’t going to blog this hat as it’s pretty basic, but I couldn’t find any reviews, so thought I’d write one. I’ve made quite a few hats in my time and not one of them has been what I call a good fit, so I decided to have yet […]

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Candy cane top

The whole time I was making this top I thought I might look like Where’s Wally, and then I put it on and thought, nup, I’m a candy cane! The pattern is Kwik Sew 4189 and I made view B without the roll neck and with shorter sleeves, using fabric from Potter’s. This pattern is […]

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Sewing, Vogue 1247

Papercut Anima pants – woven

I previously blogged my knit version of the Papercut Patterns Anima Pant, which turned out to be rather large and haven’t become any smaller with washing, so I had a go at making them from a woven fabric going down a size. I made them from some lovely double gauze cotton which I dyed in an […]

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Sewing, vintage, vintage pledge

Mondrian dress

I’ve been wanting a Mondrian dress since the late 1960s and have been looking for an affordable original dress pattern for a few years now, and even bought the Great British Sewing Bee book because it had the pattern in it. However, I was quite disappointed that it isn’t a very sophisticated pattern and seems to […]

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Sewing, Travel

Hobart holiday

Almost immediately upon arriving back in Perth from the UK, we left for Hobart, Tasmania. You always know you’re in Hobart by (a) the third world conditions at the airport, where airbridges are in a very distant future; and (b) Sammy the Seal sitting on the baggage carousel I had been watching the weather fairly […]

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My English roundup

I wasn’t going to write this post but a few people have asked me for more photos of our recent UK holiday, so I’ve put together a small travelogue. I say “small”, but I had many, many photographs to choose from and I tried to be careful not to include any that I’ve already used, […]

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