Knitting, Travel, vintage pledge

1978 cabled jumper

I managed to knit myself a jumper for our trip, using a pattern from a vintage Vogue knitting patterns book that I bought for 20c in an op-shop – the patterns range from the 1920s to the 1980s; this one is from 1978. As you can see, it has pockets! I didn’t coordinate mine with pyjama bottoms […]

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family sewing, Sewing, Travel

Burda 7142 for Mark

I made Mark a coat for our trip to New York and other cold far flung places, and, although it weighs a lot, it is warm! Warning: you are going to get random photos all over NYC.. First up, in front of the Flat Iron Building. This is an iconic building and I see that […]

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Knitting, self-drafted, Sewing, Stashbusting

Travelling outfit

One of the problems with travelling from a warm climate to a cold climate is what to wear in that transition between countries. I chose to make some trousers from my knit trouser block which I used to make my One Year One Outfit trousers. I teamed the trousers with a funnel necked top made from […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

More Mayas

My bra making experiments continue, and I’ve been focusing on the Maya bra, which amazingly, is a free pattern. Firstly I made this black set. The green lace was an op shop find and was basically a bundle of pieces – perfect for embellishing underwear! I had planned to make a second black bra, but […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Fifty cent top

I bought this fabric for 50¢ in a local op shop with the intention of turning it into underwear, but when I pulled it out of the roll I found that it’s a bit on the bumpy side so it wasn’t really suitable. I had the fabric in my bag when I went to my patternmaking class […]

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Sewing

A plethora of Japanese knot bags!

  As you may know, I hosted November’s sewalong for Japanese knot bags and this is the roundup of all the wonderful bags which have been made around the world. We’ve seen lots of WIP shots, here is Dawn’s a child sized bag by Elinor Andrea produced this beautiful bag. Sonja made a bag from this […]

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