one year one outfit, Sewing

Totally local jumper

I’m still pursuing the One Year One Outfit endeavour and I am again going to complete the outfit from totally locally produced materials. I have had my first piece completed for a couple of months now, and felt it was time I blogged it. For once I have produced something eminently wearable and to prove […]

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self-drafted, Sewing

Another Muresk top and a tutorial

I wasn’t going to blog this latest Muresk top (others are blogged here) and then I thought it had a little story which deserved to be told, namely that this top is partly made from the ponte given to me by my lovely friend Hélène when we played together in Montréal and uses the scraps from […]

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Sewing

The Muresk tops

This pattern has been dubbed the “Muresk top” because it’s based on a copy of a top that I got free on the last day of the garage sale at the Fibres West retreat held at Muresk, and I used fabric that I eco-dyed during my sojourn there. The original top is by a well-known […]

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Sewing, vintage, vintage pledge

McCall’s 7045: another jacket

I have my two wool jackets (here and here) which I use instead of fleece jackets, but I wanted one which wasn’t quite as warm and even more casual, so I had a burrow in my stash and came up with a piece of bamboo knit leftover from two pairs of tracksuit pants, and a […]

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Sewing

A vintage jacket: B5652

I wanted to take two wool jackets to the Fibres West retreat as I knew it would be freezing, but only managed to get this one finished. I got Butterick 5652 from 1990 cut out but realised very early on that there were no pockets included in the pattern, which needed to be remedied very fast. […]

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Sewing

Fibres West retreat

Followers on IG will know that I have recently been at the Muresk Institute where I attended a Fibres West six day workshop. For those readers not from Western Australia, Muresk is an agricultural college, but began life as a farm belonging to the Dempster family. I stayed in Dempster Hall (sounds grander than it […]

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Sewing

A fleece alternative

I’ve been away on a Fibres West retreat and a couple of days before I left I decided I needed some jackets that weren’t fleece. I had a small wool remnant  in my stash and made the Itch-to-Stitch Lisbon cardigan but wanted to hack it like this one.   I was thrilled that a zip I […]

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