Sewing

Zebra hoodie

The October edition of Sewalongs and Sewing Contests on Facebook is a hoodie sewalong, hosted by Crystal from Sewing Vortex. Any hoodie pattern can be used, but many of us are using the free pattern from So Sew Easy. This is a fairly simple hoodie, with front pockets, a separating zip, and of course, a hood. […]

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Sewing, Travel

The ultimate souvenir fabric

Followers on Instagram will have seen that I created some fabric from a photograph of a rock I took on our recent holiday to Broome [later add: I was inspired by the magnificent fabric that Meggipeg created from one of her mother’s paintings]. Because of the colours, I found that I am well camouflaged against […]

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Sewing

Vogue 1524 skirt

There’s been a bit of a challenge on IG lately to sew the latest Marks and Spencers autumn skirt which has not even been released yet, but taking the world by storm. Close examination reveals it to be a 1970s inspired A-line skirt with an inverted pleat. I’ve made this type of skirt many times […]

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Sewing, Travel

It’s nearly time for beach wear!

I like to have several lots of beach wear and tend to get a couple of new sets every year. For the last couple of years I’ve gone old lady tunic style, but this year I decided I was going to go two piece – not quite bikini – style. I already showed you my […]

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Sewing

Itch to Stitch Aveiro Cardigan

I seem to be making a lot of Itch-to-Stitch at the moment as I was able to test Kennis’ latest creation – the Aveiro Cardigan. This is not just a pattern for a single cardigan; there are a fair number of permutations, all of which I have a yen to explore. The line drawing shows […]

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Knitting, Sewing

More on the ITS Bonn shirt and North Point trousers

Readers of this blog will know that I have been participating in the It’s Time to Sew Itch-to-Stitch blog tour and I made both the Bonn shirt and North Point Trousers for my entry in the tour. I didn’t include in the last post the fact that I also made a short sleeved version of the […]

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