Sewing

Rain cape

I used to have a lovely ready-to-wear rain cape and then it did what they often do, which was to delaminate. All the waterproofing just shredded off and I was left with something that was quite useless. Rain capes are more useful in some ways than a raincoat because they can keep a bag or […]

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Sewing

Protective case for my Singer Featherweight

Anyone who owns a Singer Featherweight sewing machine will know that it is fabulous for taking to classes as they are small and light-ish. Not exactly featherweight, but certainly portable. Every time I take mine out and about I find myself stressing about the case. Keeping the case in good condition is as important as […]

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Sewing

Squadron Leader quilt

A few weeks ago I did a short quilt workshop with Carla Morris at Calico and Ivy. I’ve been thinking about doing one for a long time and then they advertised this squadron leader quilt and I was there! I can’t resist a plane! Some of the fabrics used are from my stash and they […]

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Sewing

Little grey jacket

I bought this beautiful grey ponte in Melbourne years ago, from Astratex I think, and I planned to make trousers, but changed my mind as it’s a bit light-weight and instead decided to make a cropped moto-style jacket. I began with my hacked Itch-to-Stitch Lisbon cardigan pattern (and another here), so I thought I would […]

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Knitting

Striped Elizabeth Zimmerman

I have been participating in another Elizabeth Zimmerman knitalong hosted by the lovely Kate from fabrickated, and this time we did the raglan sleeve version from Knitting without Tears. I finished it a few days ago, but the weather wasn’t conducive to wearing warm jumpers – it’s been glorious! Anyway, today it went a bit […]

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Sewing

Lander pants at last

I think everyone has heard of/seen/made the Lander pants by True Bias, and I’ve had the pattern assembled, traced and hanging around my sewing space for weeks while I admired those made by all the other sewists out there. Then Megan from Meggipeg gave me this rather lovely black wool blend fabric and I instantly […]

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Sewing

Mystery blogger award

Linda from Nicedressthanksimadeit has nominated me for a Mystery Blogger Award, for which I thank her. I had never heard of this award and suspect that many readers won’t have either, so I have lifted the following information from Linda’s post: Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog […]

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