Sewing, Stashbusting

Another Jenna cardi

I was so pleased with my first Jenna cardi, that I immediately made a second one. This version is a little different as I added 6cm to the length and I am so pleased with it. This cardigan/jacket, fits me so well, it was comfortable to wear and I felt quite elegant in it, so […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Jenna cardi

I’ve been looking for a cardigan to sew rather than knit, and I was inspired by Scruffybadgertime to make the Muse Patterns Jenna Cardi. The pattern did not disappoint. It was so easy to sew that I made it in an afternoon when I was camping recently. This is one of the most comfortable cardigans I […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Trousers that fit – finally!

I have mentioned on several occasions that I can never get trousers to fit me, so I gave the problem to Sarah at Workspace FADS and we set about remedying the situation. Here is a closeup of the finished product (no rude remarks about the letter A being strategically placed, it’s been mentioned, it was an […]

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handknitting, one year one outfit

One Year One Outfit top

I’ve had this sweater finished for some time now but haven’t worn it before for some reason and therefore haven’t blogged it. It’s cold now, so the situation has been remedied. I made this for the One Year One Outfit challenge set by Nicki from Thisismoonlight. It is the same pattern as this sweater, but as […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Sydney jacket

One of the gaps I identified in my wardrobe during Me-Made-May’15 was handmade coats and jackets. I had one, which got a bit overused, so when I saw the Tessuti Sydney Jacket pattern, I knew that I had just the fabric in my stash to make it. I was further enabled by my fellow classmates in […]

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felting, Knitting, Stashbusting

More adventures in felting

I have previously blogged the boots  that I made for Mark and alluded to the fact that I had made some for myself for the One Year One Outfit challenge. They look rather Rastafarian with those felty fringes, but I really like them. They are knitted, then the fringes woven in with a crochet hook. […]

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felting, one outfit one year

Felting adventures

Having had a lesson in felting from Thelma, I offered to help Megan from meggipeg get started with her felting for the One Year One Outfit challenge. Megan had practiced felting her dog’s fur, and I had copious notes from my lesson, so it was a case of combining our mutual inexperience and having a […]

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