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Elbe Textiles Staley top

Last year I bought the Elbe Textiles Stayley top, printed out the pattern and there it sat. I decided to cut it out to sew up at the Fremantle Sewing Group retreat a couple of weekends ago. Then it hung around my sewing room as I wasn’t well enough to attend the retreat. I was […]

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Blue pinstripe suit

Last year I bought a piece of blue and white pinstriped wool, and a piece of beautiful, but slightly damaged, vintage silk from Martien van Zuilen, the convener of Fibres West and renowned felt artist. I knew I wanted to make a pair of trousers from the wool, and I wanted them to have that […]

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Knitting needle cases and Oslo pouch

I was recently inspired by Marjorie from @marjoriesews on Instagram when I saw she’d made a knitting needle case. I’ve experimented with a variety of cases over the years, both bought and handmade, and have never been happy with any of them. I followed up the tag that Marjorie provided and found the case from […]

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Making for babies!

Please note the plural; I now have a grandson, although he’s in London so I haven’t had a cuddle yet. I was due to go to the Fremantle Sewing Group inaugural retreat, but became unwell, and the doctor advised against mixing in close company. I had prepared a few things to make, including some baby […]

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A sew along for a Ukrainian designer

There was an interview on Seworganisedstyle podcast with Teresa Hardy who has compiled a list of Ukrainian sellers for people to buy directly from. These are people who desperately need not just money, but the knowledge that the rest of the world is trying to support and help them in whatever way we can. All […]

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A piece of work

I was having a look through some of my precious pieces of fabric and found some beautiful pieces of felting that I bought at the Fibres West garage sale. To be honest, when I bought them I had no idea what I was going to do with them as they were quite small. Anyway, in […]

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Fibremood Clover Trousers

I was lucky enough to be able to choose a Fibremood pattern for their Linkparty and after much fiddling around, I decided to choose the Clover cargo trousers. I rarely choose any sort of trousers as I have to make so many changes and these were no different. This is no reflection on the pattern, […]

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Making for baby, episode 8

Yes, I counted, although I may have missed a few! I’ve made a couple of things recently. Weeks ago I began to crochet Germaine the gorilla from Edward’s Menagerie and then left it with one leg to finish. I did finish the leg but didn’t assemble it until just before we went to our holiday […]

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Stokx Patterns Skater top

As an admirer of Lindy and her Stokx Patterns, I knew that the Skater top would be the perfect foil for the skirts I’ve made from her patterns – the Stokx Carla and Stokx Rock. I’ve wanted to make this top since I very first saw it and it hasn’t disappointed. I love so much […]

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Sub-zero-waste culottes

I bought the pattern for the Zero Waste Culottes from Liz Haywood pretty much as soon as it was released and then procrastinated on fabric. I wanted some for the cooler weather, and I wanted something in an interesting colour; and so began the hunt! I had some teal-y blue wool blend that was given […]

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