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Early Christmas preparations

I started thinking about Christmas gifts quite early as I’ve already had a few Christmas events and before I know it I’ve made quite a few things, upon which I felt the urge to report. First up are the Christmas decorations made for my grandchildren. This has become something of a tradition and of course […]

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Vogue 1543 – again

Having made the Emanuel Ungaro top from Vogue 1543 from a lovely soft Indian cotton, I immediately wanted another one, this time at the proper length and with the armholes dropped a little. To refresh your memory, here is the pattern envelope. it’s a pattern from the 1990s, so still a bit oversized as per […]

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Fibremood Zinnia

Fibremood Edition 26 has now been released and I chose to make the Zinnia which is a batwing sleeved top with a round neckline, elasticated sleeves and a long slit at the back which is closed with a button and loop. It has the usual big range of sizes, 76 – 146 cm bust, and […]

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Vintage Vogue top

I bought Vogue 1543, a vintage Vogue Emanuel Ungaro pattern in an opshop in Launceston, Tasmania several years ago and have been wanting to make it for a while, especially the top. The pattern is from the 1990s and most surprisingly it was in my size. I chose a lovely Indian Ikat from Woven Stories […]

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