Pattern giveaway, Sewing

Itch-to-Stitch: a giveaway!

Anyone who follows Kennis Wong from Itch-to-Stitch will know that she recently went on holidays and came home to find that her house had been burgled and almost nothing was left untouched. She lost all the tools of her trade, and needs help getting back on her feet (insurance in her home town isn’t what […]

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Sewing

Itch to Stitch Hvar Jacket

I was lucky enough to test another of Kennis Wong’s patterns and this time it was the Hvar Jacket. This is a short jacket that uses woven fabric and features An unlined bodice with optional Hong Kong seam finish A graceful waterfall collar Chic pointed front hem Long sleeves My first one was made from […]

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Sewing

In the pink

Many months ago my friend Suzanne gave me one of her old linen shirts with the comment that I might like to repurpose the embroidery on the front. I put it in my refashioning drawer and looked at it from time to time before taking it to the Fibres West retreat with a view to […]

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Sewing

Scrumble scramble

For two years I’ve been promising myself that I would learn to scrumble and make a jacket for my one year one outfit endeavours. I’ve had a few false starts. Everything I read/looked at took the approach of creating small knitted or crochet pieces or “scrumbles” and then joining them together. Sounds easy? Yes, well. I […]

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refashion, Sewing

Shirt to Apron

I’ve repurposed another shirt into an apron/smock (see the first one here), and whilst this one isn’t terribly different, I thought I’d give a brief rundown on how I did it. You want a shirt that is a fair bit bigger than you, but not ginormous. This one is a man’s size medium. Look for […]

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Sewing

Seamwork Astoria x 2

The September theme for the Make a Garment a Month Sewalong was “skirty shirty” and I decided to make two Seamwork Astoria tops, one for cooler weather and one more appropriate for spring. I made them whilst glamping recently and they are so fast and easy to make, they took minutes rather than hours to […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting, Tutorial

Scrappy Christmas tree

I am a co-host for the Stashbusting Sewalong Facebook group in October, along with Sonja from http://www.sewingalacarte.nl and the theme for this month is Christmas gifts and decorations. Sonja is hosting the giftmaking and I am running a tutorial on how to make a Christmas tree and perhaps a door wreath. If you are of a disposition […]

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