handsewing, Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

Alabama Chanin on holiday

I have had a bit of a yearning to make the Alabama Chanin bucket hat, and when Gloria from Aube Nouvelle lent me her stencils and sold me some lovely AC organic cotton, I was set! I made the hat on the plane going to India and had to cut out the upper layer with […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel, vintage

1947 Vogue cocktail dress

I’ve had this Vogue pattern for a goodly while and decided to make it to take on holidays with me. As usual the sizing was all wrong for me, so took it to my pattern making class for the alterations. As the title of this post claims – this is a 1947 Vogue pattern (Vogue […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

Another pair of wide legged trousers

I loved my original pair of wide-legged trousers so much that I made another pair, this time from quite a crisp cotton drill that I bought in Spotlight last year . These are as lovely to wear as the first pair, but they are quite different. Unlike the first pair, they don’t have much drape, […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

Presto Popover hack #2

Following on from my first Presto Popover¬†hack (here), I have made a dress. I didn’t set out to make this a real dress. I drafted it in my pattern making class with Sarah’s help, and used three different scraps of fabric to make a toile. I then lost my mind and started making all sorts […]

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Travel

Gandhi’s Ashram and some cotton spinning

My followers on Instagram will know that I had a bit of a go at cotton spinning whilst visiting Gandhi’s Ashram in Ahmedabad. First though, I need to talk a bit about the Ashram. It is quite a large compound, immaculately kept in Gandhi’s honour. Guest houses are still intact, as is the room where […]

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stashbuilding

Buying fabric in Amritsar, Punjab

This is a pretty short post because whilst Amritsar is full of fabric I only went to one shop.¬† I had to go alone as Mark was working all day, and I had to pass the time somehow, right? I finished up going to a¬†shop that was¬†recommended by the hotel, and this was probably my […]

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