Sewing, underwear

Boxer briefs for Mark

If you’ve been following The Refashioners 2016 you may have seen an absolutely brilliant jeans refashion by Joost de Cock, which sent us all scurrying off to his website to see what other amazingness he had been up to. He has a site called MakeMyPattern, with several patterns (mostly for men), which are all available free under the Creative […]

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Emmaline gets a bed

Hands up if you remember Emmaline, the doll I made for a very special baby girl? Well, I was always a bit concerned that she was living in a box and for some reason I had quite a visceral reaction to this fact (I suffer from anthropomorphism, apparently), so I’ve made her a carry basket/basinette, […]

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Named Kielo wrap dress

The Named Clothing Kielo wrap dress has been popping up literally everywhere and it was in the back of my mind to make when my friend Hélène proposed that we both make it (merci Hélène!). I had the pattern printed and traced super quickly, but then faffed around trying to decide what fabric to use. […]

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Named Kanerva blouse

This was one of the patterns I chose as part of my prize for the Sew a Seasonal Wardrobe challenge. I already have a couple of the Named patterns and thought I was going to struggle to find another one that would fit into my wardrobe needs. Then I saw this pattern and knew it would be […]

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Travel pyjamas

I’ve been participating in the Sew a Seasonal Wardrobe: Sleepwear Edition on Facebook, and I have to make six pieces. I managed five and then got distracted by other shiny things, and also couldn’t think of what I needed, and I hate sewing for the sake of it. Then the next SSW came out and […]

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Itch to Stitch Belize skort

I didn’t think I’d ever have a skort in my wardrobe again. I wore them in the ’70s and the ’90s and possibly several points in between, and here I am trundling around in them with some delight, and a bit of trepidation – am I too old for this look? When did I start worrying […]

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