Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

New jeans and top

Following on the success of my first pair of bespoke jeans, I have made another pair. These jeans are the same yellow denim left over from my Ginger jeans, but which I don’t wear very often because they are a bit on the big side. I wore my bespoke jeans to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Light as a thistle: Bettine dress

I’ve been watching the Bettine dress by Tilly and the Buttons popping up on the internet, and I thought I would add to the examples as it seemed the perfect dress for our upcoming summer. In the meantime, I took it to India.    I wore it on my recent visit to the Taj Mahal. It […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Presto Popover hack

I’ve made a couple of these really useful Presto Popover tops by Savage Coco patterns (earlier versions here and here) but I think it is a perfect top for hacking. Whilst the construction of the front of the pattern is excellent for thin, transparent knits, it does use rather more fabric than I would wish. I enlisted […]

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one year one outfit

One Year One Outfit – Part 4

I’m nearly there with my One Year One Outfit project! Episode 4 is my shoes and bag, so I shall no longer be barefoot in the photos. The shoes have been a bit of a epic journey so this post is pretty media heavy – sorry! It all started with a log. This is part […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Bespoke jeans

I have tried several jeans patterns and always felt slightly frustrated, as none fit me the way I want them to fit. Then I did the jeans class at Workspace-FADS and it was a revelation. We all brought in our favourite jeans (I don’t have a favourite pair, but pulled out my “Not Your Daughter’s Jeans”), […]

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one year one outfit

One Year One Outfit final – Part 3

Here is the final (outerwear) garment in my One Year One Outfit challenge: a swing coat. This coat was self-drafted with the help of Sarah from Workspace-FADS and was loosely based on the Tessuti Sydney Jacket (previous make here), but evolved to a point beyond recognition. Here is the only part from the original pattern, which I really […]

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one year one outfit, Sewing

One Year One Outfit final – part 2

The second part of my outfit (part one here) is a corset, of sorts. At least that’s how it started out. However, the whole issue of boning was quite taxing. I had a friend offer to bring me some lamb ribs from her farm. Err, no, I don’t think so. Then there was a whole […]

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