Sewing, vintage, vintage pledge

A modern twist on the 1937 dress

Whilst I was making the Lutterloh dress for my vintage pledge, I made another one out of ponte, which gave it a completely different look and feel. I really wanted to highlight the lovely lines of the dress and so I needed to use contrasting fabric. I was tempted to put a collar on this one, but […]

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Sewing, Travel

A fistful of Finlaysons

I  made my first Thread Theory Finlayson for Mark, but had to face the fact that it was a bit small. This was bad, but also good because it meant that I could have it! However, it also meant that I needed to make him another one (or two). Mark took them on his recent holiday to […]

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Sewing

Lounging pyjamas

It’s the Sleepwear Edition of the Sew a Seasonal Wardrobe challenge on Facebook and I decided to make lounging pyjamas reminiscent of the 1930s, rather than something I would actually go to bed in. I imagine myself draped languidly on a chaise, maybe with a glass of something splendid in my hand, as I twirl my […]

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Sewing

My vintage pledge

I’ve done the vintage pledge for the last couple of years, but was quite surprised to receive an email inviting me to participate this year, so of course, I blithely said yes not realising that the game had changed a little bit and that my efforts would receive a day (18 July) and be featured by […]

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Sewing

Sewing Workshop Odette

During Me-Made-May I kept seeing some fabulous clothes and a lot of them seemed to be from The Sewing Workshop. Now I do already have a couple of their patterns and they are all a little bit edgy, so I wasn’t surprised that I was tempted by more. I bought the Odette & Ivy pattern […]

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Sewing, Tom

Almost perfect flanno

It seems that I now make Tom a flannel shirt for his birthday every year and this year is no exception. I wouldn’t normally blog yet another birthday flanno, except that I’ve been asked for photos of Tom’s dog Heidi (thanks Heather!), and these photos showcase the boy, his dog and the flanno pretty perfectly (look […]

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crochet

First foray into crochet

I may have mentioned that this year I was going to teach myself to crochet and have doggedly carted hooks and yarn around the countryside with me. All I have to show for this enthusiasm  effort are some misshapen squares and a few dodgy looking rosettes. Then one of my friends showed me a flyer […]

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