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Craft a choir of angels

When I made my Christmas wreaths I mentioned that I was making angels and several people asked me to show how. I managed to give all the good ones away, but I’ll use these for the tutorial even though they are slightly dodgy. I found the pattern in a box of my Mum’s stuff and […]

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Designin’ December 2019 edition

This is my fourth year of participating in Designin’ December, which means I’ve been participating since its inception.  This year I decided to go simple with this 1960s Marimekko shift dress. Designin’ December is a challenge organised by Linda from Nice dress, thanks I made it, with the tagline of “Why buy when you can […]

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The Phoebe Flounce

Sarah from Pattern Union has released another element in the Phoebe collection and I was lucky enough to be asked to be a tester. This latest pattern is the Phoebe Flounce and it’s a top which goes with the Phoebe Maxi skirt and the Phoebe Pockets (trousers). It can be made as a top and […]

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A festive wreath, or two!

When I was in Purl Soho in New York City recently, I bought a pattern for a Winter Wreath. They had kits but I felt that I had all the materials at home, and so it proved to be. I made a red one first using some felt that I found in an op shop, decorating […]

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More linen refashions

I’ve had a happy time this year refashioning quite a lot of old linen but I haven’t been very good at documenting some of them, so hopefully this post will begin to redress this omission. My first exhibit is this very simple tank, using Vogue 8062, which I bought in the late 1980s. I also […]

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