Free pattern, Sewing

March Sewing challenges

March is the month of a couple of challenges: SewOverAgeism, which I’ve already mentioned, and SewFrugal, where we are challenged with finding and making a free pattern. I’m wary of free patterns, and I also don’t like to download free patterns unless I am paying for something as designers have to make a living. First […]

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Free pattern, Op shopping, pattern review, recycling, refashion, Sewing, Stashbusting, underwear

More t-shirt refashions

This was my last hurrah in the repurpose, reuse, refashion month – I took 3 t-shirts and made 4 pairs of undies. While having an idle wander around the internet I came across this free pattern from indigorchid and thought I’d give it a go. I started with this t-shirt which Bridgette had thrown out and I’d […]

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Free pattern, Knitting, Perth city views

Miette cardigan

This is my second Miette cardigan, knitted from wool I bought from Litet nystan in Stockholm (and finished with buttons from Hong Kong). This is fabulous wool, soft and easy to knit. It is Alta Moda Alpaca – baby Alpaca. I extended the length by two pattern repeats and also added several inches to the sleeves to make […]

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Free pattern, Knitting

Dropped stitch top and pattern

You will remember when I posted my any colour top that I promised that I would put up a pattern for a modified version. Well here it is! Dropped stitch top I’ve also created a page which is accessible from the top menu. When I was knitting it I was nervous that the neck wouldn’t be […]

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