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Travels with a capsule wardrobe

We are currently in the UK and will be here for nearly two months, which is a long time to manage a smallish suitcase of clothes in a potential variety of temperatures. Already I can see that I brought too much underwear (I have a long standing fear of running out of clean underwear) and […]

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Best bib and tucker

I am happy to report that Pattern Union has published a new pattern and it is an addition to the free Phoebe jumpsuit pattern. It’s called the Bib & Tucker and I was lucky enough to be a pattern tester. My first one was made from some fabulous heavy cotton drill from the Morrison sale, […]

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Esme dress with almost no Esme!

This month for the Make a Garment a Month sewalong, it’s April Foolproof so I had a bit of a think and came up with two possibilities. I also have an annual theme of stashbusting, so I needed to get rid of some fabric as well. The first of my two foolproof makes employs the […]

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Paper Theory LB Pullover x3

Like many others I jumped on the Paper Theory LB Pullover pretty much as soon as it was released as, I have to admit, the description seduced me: “Inspired by the classic turtlenecks worn by the beatniks in the 1960s, and later by the political protesters of feminist and Black civil rights movements in the […]

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A bounty of Beverleys

My last post was mostly about the cape that I had made from the Pattern Union Beverley wrap and cape pattern, but I have a few wraps that I want to share. I mentioned in my last post that the Beverley wrap was modelled on my late Mother-in-Law’s 1950s (I think) fox fur wrap, which imparts […]

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The Beverley Wrap and Cape

There is a new pattern from Pattern Union and it’s a really good one! It is two in one, consisting of a wrap pattern and a cape pattern. The inspiration for this pattern came from my late Mother-in-Law whose name was Beverley. She bequeathed me a fox fur wrap which instantly made me feel fabulous […]

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