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Zero waste and Fibres West 2019

If you follow me on Instagram you will know that I’ve recently been away for a week staying at an agricultural college called Muresk in the wheatbelt region of WA. It’s normally freezing cold at this time of the year but we were blessed with quite mild weather and beautiful misty mornings. I was enrolled […]

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Sorrento Bucket Hat

You know when you see a pattern that appeals but think of all the reasons why you don’t need to make it – a whole pile of other hat patterns jostling for space, a need for more sun protection, the fact that bucket hats don’t suit me, and so on. However, that didn’t stop me […]

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Pattern Union Lulu Tee

There’s a new pattern from Pattern Union and this time it’s the Lulu Tee. I was a pattern tester for this one, so, in the interests of full disclosure, I got the pattern free but all opinions are my own. There are two t-shirt patterns provided, a batwing tee, with an optional bottom band, and […]

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Butterick 2704: vintage shift dress

There’s another challenge happening on Instagram at the moment and it’s the sewover50 so50vintage, so I thought I’d make this dress which has been on my list for some time. As can be seen from the line drawing it’s a simple shift with gorgeous French darts. It has darts in the back neck, a short […]

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It’s all about tops

I’ve made the odd top since I’ve been home from holidays and thought I might highlight them here. First of all I have to show you my Pattern Union Molly Tee. This is a very fitted (read negative ease) boat necked tee with forward shoulder seams. It is perfect as a layering piece and is […]

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