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Little black twirly dress

In an earlier post I described a black wrap dress I made for Bridgette’s hen’s party. Well that was the second dress I made; this is the first one, which I decided wasn’t quite fancy enough. It is the So Sew Easy Brief Encounter dress, which I made once before in wide stripes. Did I […]

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Loose covers for the win

For at least the last five years, and perhaps even longer, I’ve been thinking I need my furniture reupholstered, and it was going to be the first thing I organised when I retired. Three years on and many phone calls, emails, and frustration later, I was no further advanced and stopped inviting people to my […]

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Wrap dress with a difference

  There are a couple of IG challenges that I am participating in, one of which is for a wrap dress for Sew together for summer, and the other is the Make a garment a month sewalong, the theme for April being “Alternative April”. I thought I might combine the two challenges and make an […]

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Helen’s Closet in my closet

Helen’s Closet is a new to me pattern maker and I instantly loved her Blackwood Cardigan and Avery Leggings so of course, they had to be adopted. I made the Blackwood from a quite lovely piece of fabric from Knitwit. It is a wool blend and is nubbly but not a bouclé, I don’t really […]

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Another Lisbon hack

I was just thinking that I have hacked the Itch-to-Stitch Lisbon cardigan three times now (here and here for the previous hacks) but only made it straight from the pattern once! I shall remedy that situation eventually as it is a fabulous pattern. I made such minor changes to this one that it possibly can’t […]

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Carbeth cardigan for the win!

I was having a lovely time in Tasmania when my friend Hélène asked me if I was going to knit the Kate Davies Carbeth cardigan. Er, I hadn’t thought about it, but immediately went off to Ravelry to check it out. Next thing I know, I had the pattern downloaded to iBooks on my phone […]

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Cassandra dress

Let me introduce the Cassandra dress from Valentine & Stitch. I made this dress as part of the Facebook Group Sew Alongs & Sewing Contests “Something New: Breaking Ground” challenge. The idea is to challenge members to try a new to them pattern company and, although I have followed Valentine & Stitch for a while […]

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