Elle pants, Sewing, Stylearc

Stockholm blouse and bleached skirt

Have you seen the Stockholm blouse from atelier scammit? No? Well I hadn’t either until my lovely friend, Hélène, drew my attention to it because it has bell shaped cuffs, and I declared a love for bell shaped cuffs when I made my Itch to Stitch Sirena dress.   I got myself into a bit of […]

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Sewing, underwear

New underwear

My undies drawer has been looking a trifle tatty so I decided to make some new sets. I really wanted to improve the fit of my bras, so I used scraps of various sorts. My first effort was a set from tricot but I forgot to take photos, so here is set number two, made whilst […]

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Sewing

Free fabric Friday

No, Free fabric Friday isn’t a thing and nor am I giving fabric away (although I should). I simply used some free fabric in these two garments and I’m blogging on a Friday, and it alliterated, so it was a no brainer for a title. Sorry (not sorry)! So… the free fabric comes in the form […]

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Sewing

Finlayson Sweater from Thread Theory

One of my prizes from the Sewalongs and Sewing Contests group was a pattern from Thread Theory. As these are mostly men’s patterns, I let Archie choose the pattern and he chose the Finlayson Sweater, with the warning that the fabric had to be “just right”. Right! Anyway he bunked off on a 4WD odyssey […]

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self-drafted, Sewing

Stylearc Estelle Jacket

Oh yes, I am on the long jacket bandwagon and this one was inspired by Megan from Meggipeg – thanks for enabling Megan! This of course, is the Style Arc Estelle jacket and I made it from a beautiful taupe ponte from Knitwit. I love Knitwit’s ponte as it holds it shape really well, and their wool pontes make […]

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Sewing

Sew a seasonal wardrobe: Sleepwear edition

The new Sew a Seasonal Wardrobe is to sew six pieces of sleepwear. My heart did sink a bit as sleepwear doesn’t do a lot for me, but I wanted to participate, so I thought about what was needed in the household. I need a light summer something to duck out and pick up the paper […]

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Repurposed, self-drafted, Sewing

Rapt in my wrap

Having been inspired by the wrap from Heaven Wrapped I set about making one for myself. This wrap is also from Heaven Wrapped and is the most luscious cotton/viscose/cashmere blend, which is both light and warm.   I made the holes round for this one and actually did it in my pattern making class at Workspace-FADS, as […]

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