Sewing, Travel

Raincoat version 2

Stellar title for this post folks so clearly I have run out of inspiration (only for titles, not for my sewing – luckily!). I totally love my red raincoat, but noticed a few little things that could be improved, namely, a more substantial stormflap with something to stop it blowing up, and a better hood […]

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Sewing

Lisbon cardi hack

Since being named by Pattern Review as one of the best patterns of 2016, the Itch to Stitch Lisbon Cardigan pops up everywhere and I’ve made a couple myself. So imagine my joy when I turned up to my patternmaking class and Sarah suggested that we hack the pattern! The inspiration was this IVKO shawl collar […]

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Sewing, Tutorial

Coverstitching a corner: tutorial

Some weeks ago I was asked if I would do a tutorial on how to coverstitch a corner after blogging the top in the feature photo. Of course I said yes and then got distracted. However, it’s played on my mind, so here is a rather basic tutorial on how to turn a corner using a […]

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Sewing

Jamie jeans take two

Last time I blogged about my Named Clothing Jamie Jeans, I expressed a certain discontent with the fit and alluded to the fact that I thought I had it sorted out. Well I hadn’t, but I thought I would show you my progress, so that when I do crack the fit we can all party! Most […]

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Sewing

Coco loco

I’ve now made four pairs of the Ralph Pink Coco trousers, and I think I’ve finally got them pretty right. My biggest issue with them was the back, so you’re going to see a few shots of my backview. I wore my previous version to my patternmaking class at Workspace Fashion and Design School and I […]

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Sewing

Named Jamie Jeans

My friend Megan from Meggipeg has been nagging gently suggesting that I make these jeans, so, being the submissive sort, I finally got round to it, but it took a while as I traced off a size 12 and kept tracing new patterns until I settled on the size 6 – that’s a lot of […]

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felting, Machine knitting, Sewing

One Year One Outfit outer wear

I made two lots of things for my one-year-one-outfit effort in 2016, and I think they are worth two posts. So post one was about my dress, and this post is about my outer wear, which consists of a coat and a bag. This jacket did not have a good start to life. I made it from […]

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