Sewing

Two piece setacular(s)

The latest challenge with my sewing friends, Megan (meggipeg) and Katherine (sewblooms) was to make a two piece setacular. I loved this idea and immediately started looking at what I had. First up was this mossy green wool which I bought at Knitwit Fabrics some years ago. It took up a lot of room in […]

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Sewing

Tummy time roller

I have to say at the outset that I had never heard of a tummy time roller, but I’m fully across them now! If you don’t know what it is, it’s for a young baby who should spend a short time each day on its tummy. All the babies I’ve known have hated tummy time, […]

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Mark

Fibremood Sean the 4th

This is the fourth Fibremood Sean I’ve made for Mark and it won’t be the last, as I really, really, like this pattern. Here are the line drawings. I used some wool knit from Knitwit Fabrics as it’s been in my stash for a few years, taking up a lot of room. It has a […]

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Zero waste

ACT zero waste trousers

I saw the MILAN AV-JC zero waste trousers advertised and fell a bit in love with them. They have a paper bag waist which does absolutely nothing for my waistless body, but I couldn’t resist. By the way, the black bits on these are the belt loops – so cool! The pattern says to use a […]

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Sewing

Two new tee shirts

I’ve made two new tee shirts, a summer and a winter version. I was given a men’s t-shirt by a friend, which had a hole in the front and was sort of shapeless, although the fabric is lovely. I took it apart completely, saving the neckband and shoulder binding to reuse, and recut it using […]

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Sewing

Colour blocked Southbank Sweater

I decided to make one more plain colour blocked garment, something I’ve been wanting to make for a long time. I chose the Nina Lee London Southbank sweater as I’ve had the pattern for at least two years and I thought the simple lines would make it easy. There are three versions, the longest version […]

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Sewing, Zero waste

Zero waste spiral trousers take 2

Although I entitled this post “take 2”, I think it’s 3 as my second attempt ended in disaster – I forgot that the fabric has to be the same on both sides and so I had one leg with the fabric inside out! The first pair are blogged here. If you do have a wonderful […]

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Sewing

Colour blocking challenge

The Sewover50 team are currently hosting a colour blocking challenge. The lovely thing about this challenge is that participants can show previous colour blocked makes – so good! The only rule is that it must be a garment and it must not have any patterned fabric. I could not think of a single colour blocked […]

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Sewing

Jalie Vanessa red trousers

I’ve been wanting a pair of red trousers for a very long time and I had some cotton drill to make a wearable toile of the Vanessa trousers. They are described as “Lightweight woven pants with full elastic and drawstring waistband, tapered leg, slanted hip pockets and faux fly. A waistband inset keeps center front […]

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Sewing

Making for babies: Episode 9

In the last little while I’ve made a few things for the babies in my life – it’s so exciting to use the plural! I’ve made two of the little felt toys from A Sewing Life , both of which are completely hand sewn. First up is Gladys Duck. Gladys is a very lovely little […]

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