Sewing

Rain jacket for Mark

Mark had been wanting me to make him a raincoat for a while and I ordered this gorgeous oxblood Merchant and Mills oilcloth from My Fabricology in Perth and it didn’t disappoint. He was very specific about the type of coat he wanted – not too long and not too short, no hood, but a […]

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Three tops in a jiffy

I have made three new tops since I’ve been home, two qualifying for Jiffy June in the Make a Garment a Month challenge on Instagram as the fabric has come from my stash, and they were all pretty quick makes. The first one is self-drafted, and based on a top I saw in a shop […]

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Assembly Line Cuff Top

My IG partners in crime and fellow Make a Garment a Month (Magam) hosts, Hélène and Suzy thought that we should all make the Assembly Line Cuff Top for the Jiffy June Magamsewalong theme. Piece of cake I thought. Then they wanted to use gingham and Hélène chose blue and Suzy yellow. By the time […]

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Travel

A capsule travel wardrobe for all seasons

As I’ve made my way around the UK and published blog posts and Instagram updates, I’ve had a lot of questions about how many clothes I took on holiday so I thought I’d do a flatlay of the whole lot as a matter of interest.  It’s all been washed, but not necessarily pressed, and laid […]

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Travel

Lovely London

We left my sister’s house to head to London, but thought we’d call in at Windsor on the way. Windsor has a lot to recommend it, most particularly the huge castle that looms above the town at one end. The flag was flying signifying that the Queen was in residence, I think. It’s hard to […]

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Travel

Marvellous Midlands

We left Wales and headed to Birmingham as I was desperate to experience the famed rag market. Yes, there was a lot of fabric! Yes, I was overwhelmed! No, I didn’t buy anything. We went over the road to the Fancy Silk Store, which wasn’t terribly fancy from the outside. But inside, oh my word! […]

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Felted silk top

In May the Magamsewalong theme on Instagram was “May Mashup”, and I had to think long and hard about what I might do. I happened to be looking in a cupboard and noticed a whole box of silk samples and had a lightbulb moment. Could I somehow felt the silk into my own fabric? I pulled […]

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