Sewing

Me Made May 2016: a quick overview

Well another year, another Me Made May. For the first time I’ve actually managed to not have repeats (except tights and underwear, and my made by me boots), and I am both proud and slightly ashamed of this fact. I could probably go for a couple of months without repeats, so it’s time I stopped […]

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Sewing

Am I wearing a picnic blanket?

  Well, yes, in a way I am! This Woodland stroll cape began life as a blanket which was on sale in Bed, Bath & Table, and it is the snuggliest thing ever. The inside is that fluffy polyester stuff that isn’t really woven in – more like compressed into the fabric and when it’s cut […]

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Sewing

Sneaky shrug ‘stravaganza

I needed to make a couple of shrugs to test the pattern for the tutorial, and these are the result. The first one is made from a wool blend from Textile Traders. It’s pretty stretchy and drapey and I thought it would be just right for the pattern. I added the long pieces to this […]

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Sewing, Tutorial

Sneaky shrug tutorial

This is a tutorial to make the shrug below which I blogged here. It’s called a “sneaky shrug” because I got the idea and (ahem) dimensions from one I tried on in a shop, and which cost, I should mention, $600! Mine is slightly different because the RTW shrug didn’t have those extra flaps at the […]

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self-drafted, Sewing

Self-drafted shrug

I saw a lovely shrug in a high-end shop near me and immediately whisked it off to the change rooms for examination. It was basically three rectangles, two of which were folded in half and the third folded to form armholes. I got out my measure tape and made some rough sketches, took it all home […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Woodland stroll cape

I’ve made a couple of capes – the Woodland Stroll cape from Liesl & Co to be precise, which has been malingering in my pattern stash since it was first released. The first to be worn was this navy blue one made from left over wool flannel from trousers I made Mark last year. The lining is […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Sirena: a new release from Itch to Stitch

I was lucky enough to test this lovely dress from Itch to Stitch. It is the Sirena dress and it is going to be one that I will wear often when the weather permits. I made the version with the flounced sleeves, although I wasn’t sure I would like them Bottom line? I adore them! […]

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