Knitting

White moebius

This is the white lacy shoulder wrap from Cat Bordhi’s “A treasury of magical knitting”.   Mine is a little different from the one in the book because I made it too big, so I simply threaded some shirring elastic through it, giving it a frilly air. I knitted it from a linen/silk blend yarn […]

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Sewing

Retro daisy dress

This dress is made from some very ’60s reminiscent fabric I bought from the Fabric Cave in Sydney last year. It’s a lovely cotton with a sheen on it, and I had absolutely no idea what to make with it, but couldn’t resist buying a metre or two (at $1 a metre, how could anyone […]

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Sewing

Bubbly silk

This is the Vogue 1247 top that accompanies the wonderful skirt that I’ve made several times. I felt anxious about this top – it is what attracted me to the pattern and then I read the endless reviews and just couldn’t bring myself to make it. I finally bit the bullet and decided to make […]

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cooking

Pink pants

These pants are a reprise of the summer cream pants (Vogue 8859 again), but in a lovely pale pink slubby cotton/elastine. It was slightly cooler in Perth so I took the opportunity to slip on my new Hitofude Cardigan. I forgot to say before that hitofude means “a single brush stroke” as this cardigan is knitted from a […]

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Knitting

Hitofude Cardigan

I’ve been knitting this for a while now, but have finished it just in time for the hottest part of the year! This is the Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu which I found on Ravelry. I knitted it in the Tili Tomas Voile de la Mer yarn previously used for my blue seaweed vintage jumper. I […]

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pattern review

Ponti dress

I bought this fabric online as a remnant from Tessuti. When it arrived I took an almost physical dislike to it and threw it in the stash cupboard, hoping that I could forget about it. The problem is that I kept coming across it and finally analysed my issues. I bought it for pants, and […]

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