Sewing

Marnie corset apron

I’ve had a lovely time this week making a couple of Marnie corset aprons, which is the first pattern from Pattern Union patterns. I have been watching the evolution of this pattern with interest as it has a lot of appeal for me. I really dislike having aprons hanging off my neck, especially in the […]

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Dress like Frida Sewalong: episode 2

  Having made my first two huipils I started to consider the bottom half as I’m not really a fan of full, long skirts, but was slightly inspired by Kate’s skirts. I didn’t have any fabric that was appropriate, so I put the whole project on the back burner for a few days. During this […]

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Stitch Sisters free kaftan

My friends Hélène (@hportemanteau) and Suzy (@sewing_in_spain) and I are currently running a challenge to make a kaftan from the Stitch Sisters free pattern. We did have a bit of a discussion as to the spelling of kaftan/caftan, but historically I think kaftan is correct as it is probably derived from the Turkish “kap ton”, […]

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A no-knit flower crown

My previous flower crown feels rather heavy to wear so I turned my thoughts to a more delicate one that would be easier to replicate for the non-knitters amongst us. This is very similar to making pom-poms, but quicker and easier, and probably uses less wool, although might not look quite as spectacular. Kate from […]

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Sewing

Dress like Frida Sewalong: episode 1

I’ve been participating in another fabrickated -along, this time a dress like Frida Kahlo sewalong. When I began this sewalong all I really knew about Frida was that she made the monobrow look stylish and that she had a rather gaudy bent. In other words, not much! Thanks to Kate I’ve now researched her pretty […]

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Shoe making with The Shoe Camaraderie

I’ve been lucky enough this week to attend not one, but two, workshops and they couldn’t be more different. First up was a shoe making workshop with The Shoe Cameraderie, and yes, I made a pair of sandals! I chose this design as I felt that it would be the most flattering on my foot […]

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Knitting

How to make a Frida Kahlo style flower crown

I have to say at the outset that there are probably a million ways of making a flower crown and my favourite would be with real flowers. However, I’m not very skilled with flowers and the only ones available in my garden at present are grevilleas and other assorted spiky things or camellias which have […]

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