Knitting, Machine knitting, Mark, Sewing

Layer up!

Today was a strange day clothes-wise. It was beautifully sunny, but the wind was ferocious and freezing. There was no choice but to layer up. I began the day in my second Nettie bodysuit – a grey one this time. When I made the red leopard Nettie I decided that next time I would make a few […]

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Mark, Sewing, Sewing retro, Travel, vintage

Black and grey rugby

Well, we are in Stockholm and I made this rugby top for Mark literally at the last minute before we left – I actually thought I would be sewing the buttons on when we got here, but I managed to finish it 10 minutes before the car came to take us to the airport. Here […]

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Sewing

Red Leopard Nettie

  I have to confess that I was not going to jump on the Nettie bodysuit bandwagon – I have this bodysuit pattern that I’ve had since the ’80s – Vogue 2371 but it’s just a bit too ’80s, so jump on the bandwagon I did!   So introducing my red leopard Nettie! I had no idea […]

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Sewing

Reversible jacket

During May I fell off the wagon big time by buying 25 metres of fabric in the Knitwit sale, nearly all of it for $5 a metre. I did manage to offload 5 metres on to my sister before she headed back to England (hehe!), but I still have a crazy amount of other fabric […]

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Scout tee, Sewing

Silk Gabriola

I hadn’t really planned on making another long Gabriola skirt this quickly, but then I found some amazing silk and knew what it wanted to be! The skirt swishes most appealingly – because of the construction and because of the fabric. It felt perfect for the autumn weather we have been experiencing, due to the […]

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Sewing

Another Coco!

I have three lots of this remnant in my stash (go figure – I liked it so much, I wanted it all!) and thought I would use one lot on a Coco with a neckline modification. Basically I reduced the boat neck a bit so I wouldn’t get such a cold neck in the winter. I […]

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vintage

Edelweiss belt

When I was cleaning up my mother’s possessions after she went into the home, I found this belt. It belonged to my eldest sister, Gill, who received it as a gift from a boyfriend, 54 years ago. The belt was bought in Austria when said boyfriend went there with his family. I have to say […]

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