Sewing, Stashbusting, Tom

Birthday flanno

I have previously made my son, Tom, a couple of flannel shirts (here and here)  but he has asked for more (he would really like one for every day of the week – I have considered agreeing to this and embroidering days of the week on the pockets. Who can remember the underwear that had […]

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Liebster award nomination

Helen from justsewtherapeutic has nominated me for a Liebster Award (with a nice button and everything), and I have to say I was very chuffed. I did have to do some research into the award and it seems to be an award by bloggers for other bloggers. Not something that I can put on my CV […]

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Mark, Sewing, Travel

Polka dot shirt

Sometime ago Mark visited a fabric store sale with me and we came away with more fabric for him than for me! The fabric that he wanted was four different versions of the same spotted fabric – just the colours varied. This is the first of the shirts made from this fabric (although I’ve decided to […]

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Mark, Sewing, Sewing retro, Stashbuster, Travel, vintage

Scuba skirt

When my eldest sister was visiting me from the UK she bought me this piece of scuba fabric, and I even managed to make it up. I used the same pattern that I used for my vintage skirt, Style 4232, and because of the drapey nature of the fabric, the look is quite different. I […]

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Sewing, Stashbuster, Stylearc

Charcoal Susan top

So we had the day where I kept adding clothes and today I had to duck into bathrooms to remove them! It was 16° today (Sunday), but it was warm, and I had worn thick tights, a silk top under this cotton top and assorted other jumpers. Our conference started today and we walked to the Karalinksa […]

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