pattern review, Sewing

Hudson v Anima

If you’ve been reading along you’ll know that I made the Papercut Anima Pants (here), and loved them, although they seemed too big. Instead of making another pair (which I will may do), I thought I’d give the True Bias Hudson Pants a try and see if I liked them better. Well I didn’t! Am I the only […]

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Sewing

Esme dress for some special fabric

Whenever I am given fabric as a gift I experience a kind of paralysis. What will I make that pays homage to both the fabric and the giver? How can I avoid a disaster? How can I highlight the fabric? These are just some of the doubts and questions that go through my mind. This […]

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self-drafted, Sewing

New tops are the tops!

I’ve been pretty busy this month and I’ve made a couple more tops, both of which I really like – hence the statement that my tops are the tops… I had another go at Kwik Sew 4175, going down a size and raising the neck a little. This time I used a remnant from Knitwit […]

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Sewing

Itch to Stitch Paro Cardigan

I was lucky enough to once again test a pattern for Itch-to-Stitch. This time it’s the Paro Cardigan, and this one promises to become an absolute wardrobe staple. If you haven’t seen the Itch-to-Stitch designs, go and have a look – they are well drafted – just look at the way all those pleats align […]

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Sewing

Jungle January 2017 with props

I made a new top for summer from some leopard print rayon knit that I have had in my stash since before I retired. I bought it for an entirely a different purpose, but as is often the way, I got distracted and the fabric has been malingering ever since. I think that one of […]

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Sewing

Where did you get that hat?

I do like that song :). I wasn’t going to blog this hat as it’s pretty basic, but I couldn’t find any reviews, so thought I’d write one. I’ve made quite a few hats in my time and not one of them has been what I call a good fit, so I decided to have yet […]

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Sewing

Candy cane top

The whole time I was making this top I thought I might look like Where’s Wally, and then I put it on and thought, nup, I’m a candy cane! The pattern is Kwik Sew 4189 and I made view B without the roll neck and with shorter sleeves, using fabric from Potter’s. This pattern is […]

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