Sewing

Mountain View from Itch-to-Stitch

I am not really a fickle person but I am throwing over my Jalie Éléonore pull on jeans in favour of the Itch-to-Stitch Mountain View pull on jeans – for the moment! You might ask why, and it’s a good question as they have a lot of similarities. The description of the Mountain View pull […]

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Sewing

Itch to Stitch Nottingham Top

You know that saying about going up the stairs to Bedfordshire when it’s time for bed? Well, this top reminds me of that saying – am I weird? – because the Nottingham top has a knot! This is another beautifully drafted top from the Itch-to-Stitch stable, and, although I wasn’t able to test it because […]

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Sewing, Travel

Farewell Tasmania and other travels

You may have noticed that we have been in Tasmania, sorting out lots of things as it may be a long, long time before we return. We decided to drive Mark’s mother’s car home, which was a fairly big undertaking. Before leaving we packed the car with personal things such as paintings, photographs and odds […]

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Sewing

The RDC Nellie Shirt

Yes, dear reader, I am about to once again eat my words because I’ve always said that I am not a ruffly person and always steer clear of the things, but I really like this little top – the Nellie by Republique du Chiffon. I was inspired and encouraged to make it by my friend […]

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Machine knitting, Sewing, Travel

Kyoto vest

When I was in Launceston in February with my friend Suzanne, we visited Ruche Fabrics, which is the last remaining fabric store in Tasmania (with the exception of quilting shops and Spotlight). Ruche Fabrics obtains some of their stock from Tessuti and I recognised lots of the fabrics they have, but didn’t buy too much […]

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Sewing

Exercise gear

I’ve been doing quite a lot of exercise lately and found that the loose t-shirts I’ve been wearing just don’t cut it, particularly when I’m upside down. I decided to address this problem and dragged a top out of my drawer that I never wear but really like the design. This top was designed and […]

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Sewing

Itch to Stitch Danube jeans skirt

Kennis from Itch-to-Stitch has just released “Danube” which is a classic five-pocket jean-style skirt. I was a tester for this skirt and it’s always such a pleasure to test Kennis’ designs as they are almost perfect with enough small issues to make the testers feel like they are earning their keep! The first skirt I […]

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