recycling, Repurposed, Sewing

Detachable Collar

I’ve had a bit of a yen for a detachable collar and found one in the local COS store that really appealed, so set about replicating it. I wanted to use some small table napkins I have, obviously morning or afternoon tea versions. I have a large number of these, as I suspect they are […]

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Sewing, Zero waste

Xanthea zero waste top

Liz Haywood from The Craft of Clothes has released a new zero waste pattern, the Xanthea top. It’s a tee shirt style designed for both knit and wovens and has long (minimal waste rather than zero waste) and short sleeve options. The body is formed from a square and two diagonal seams are constructed at […]

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dyeing

Dyeing experiments

At this very moment I am supposed to be at the Muresk Agricultural College to participate in Fibres West, a week long, residential, mordanting programme with Julie Ryder, but thanks to a snap lockdown and ongoing restrictions, the programme was cancelled and I’m at home. I had packed all the clothes and materials required for […]

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Sewing

A lovely SUNrise

No, I’m not talking about the dawn, I’m talking about the bag pattern from In Complete Stitches, which I won on an Instagram giveaway. I took this description from the In Complete Stitches website: “The SUNrise is a versatile pouch pattern. It comes in two heights, cropped and tall, with LOTS of options (13 basic […]

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Travel

A public art trail

For nearly three years Mark and I have been trying to do the FORM silo trail but things kept getting in the way; however we are finally doing it, but it has turned into so much more than just the silos; we find ourselves zigzagging around the place to find all the public art and […]

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recycling, Sewing

Cosmos Pinafore

There is a bit of a story behind this pinafore dress, so if you are sitting comfortably, I shall begin. I saw a rather interesting pinafore in the local COS store, and immediately wanted to replicate it. It’s made from some sort of felted wool and I really like the style lines. As luck would […]

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Sewing

Fibremood Sean Jacket

It’s almost the last day of May and I’m just squeaking it in for Maybe Menswear for Magamsewalong over on Instagram, as well as My Makes for the Month, also on Instagram. As the title suggests I’ve made a Fibremood Sean jacket for Mark, to replace one that he managed to lose somewhere (this is […]

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Knitting

Marled Mania Cardigown

I saw that Calico and Ivy had a Knit-along for this cardigan/secret dressing gown but it ran over several weekends and I knew I wouldn’t be able to make them all so I bought the pattern and did it by myself. The pattern is by Stephen West and is available on Ravelry. I really wanted […]

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Sewing, Zero waste

Zero Waste Sandie Shirt

The Sandie Shirt pattern is the latest release from Liz Haywood, and the minute it came out I bought it as I’ve been working up to a new shirt. I had two pieces of fabric in mind for it, with this beautiful vintage Japanese Kanebo cotton, which I bought in an op shop for $5 […]

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Sewing

Wildergown tops with friends

I won the Friday Pattern Company Wilder gown pattern in the My Makes for the Month competition on Instagram. I didn’t want to makethe dress, but I did like the idea of a couple of tops, so made the first one from some Indian cotton I won from FiberstoFabric, so it seemed a nice bit […]

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