recycling, Sewing, Stashbusting

Sewing for a cause

When Tom gave me this sign, I decided that I would form my own one-person Dorcas Society and make some bags which could be sold for charity. My chosen charities are Pet Rescue (in memory of our beloved dog, Roxie), Royal Flying Doctor Service (in memory of my Dad), and Unicef for Children with Ebola. Of course […]

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Archie, Sewing, Stashbusting

White jeans take two

       After the success of Archie’s white jeans, I thought I’d have time to make my planned Ginger jeans, but no, Archie asked begged pleaded for another pair, but this time with an elasticated cuff round the bottom of the leg. I acquiesced on the grounds that all this practice will improve my own jeans when I […]

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Stashbusting

Camping Christmas

I’ve made a Christmas tree to take camping  glamping at Christmas. This is the best travel Christmas tree (except it sheds a bit) because it is light, soft, and completely unbreakable. The tree is based on a piece of green hessian, and then small pieces of fabric are pushed through in an action known as […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Weekend Getaway Blouse

I totally forgot that I had this Weekend Getaway Blouse & Dress pattern until I had an email  asking me if I’d like to write a review. Well, I’d better make the blouse first! I duly printed out the pieces and then wondered if my printer had experienced a little hiccup. The numbers were strange and the […]

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Repurposed, Sewing, Stashbusting

Vogue 1291

  I’ve had this pattern in my stash for a long time and for some reason decided to make it up using a silk scarf I’ve also had for a while. A very fragile silk scarf! The pattern is Vogue 1291, a Sandra Betzina design and I bought it, I think, to make up one of […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Spotted Moneta

I’ve been reading the reviews of this Colette Patterns dress for some time and decided that it might be a really useful addition to my summer casual wardrobe. I bought the pattern a few months ago and forgot about it until the weekend, when I spent a happy Friday night cutting and sticking and then […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

First Coco dress

Although I’ve made quite a few Tilly and the Buttons  Coco tops (here, and here), and some scarves refashioned into Cocos – here and here, I hadn’t made the dress. I don’t know why. I have been inspired to do so by Jean of Sew Jean Margaret, whose latest dress blew me away with the chevron stripes, and […]

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