Knitting, Sewing, Stashbusting

A line skirt block

During one of my pattern making classes at Workspace-FADS we all decided that we needed a good A-line skirt block. Now I think that Vogue 1247 is the quintessential A-line skirt. I love the shape and the fact that the pattern is pretty easy to hack. However, I think that this one might become my new […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting, Uncategorized

Presto Popover top

When I blogged my third Jenna cardi, I wore a top under it, and a couple of my keen-eyed followers spotted it. I can now show you that top – drum roll please – it is the newly released Presto Popover by Savage Coco Patterns, and it is a very clever top indeed. I love the shawl […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

How many shirts in a sheet?

So how many shirts can you get from a sheet? Surprisingly only two! This is my old favourite pattern, KwikSew 3422, made from a new flannelette sheet that was surplus to requirements. I must say that I chose the sheet colour knowing that I was going to turn the top sheet into shirts, but I […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Dressing gown for my mother

I’ve made my mother a dressing gown for her birthday! This garment had a few requirements – it needed to be super soft and snuggly, it needed to be blue (her favourite colour) and it needed to have a cuteness factor. Here it is on Doris, and please note that it doesn’t fit at all. […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

The Lilly dress: a new pattern!

Hello everyone, there is a new pattern hitting screens all round the world, and it is the Lilly dress. This dress is inspired by the Lilly Pulitzer dresses that everyone but me has heard of, and was designed by the incredibly creative Deby Coles at S0 Sew Easy. I was lucky enough to be a pattern […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Jenna cardi take three

I mentioned that I was inspired by Winnie from Scruffybadgertime to make the Jenna cardi by Muse patterns. I have made this cardi a couple of times (here and here), and of all of them, the black and silver one is my favourite partly because of the longer length, and in retrospect, I should have made this one […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Stashbusting knits challenge

June was knits month in the Stashbusting Sewalong group, and I thought I’d do a roundup of all the knits I’ve made this month but didn’t blog. All of these garments have been made whilst camping as I find that knits are really easy to put together in a fairly rough environment. In June I stash busted 15.7m of […]

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