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La Maison Victor Arnold and Morris

I made Mark the La Maison Victor Arnold shirt for Christmas using fabric that he chose (which I had earmarked for me!). Although the shirt is called “Arnold”, it is tagged “Super Trooper” on the cover of the magazine, so yep, I had Abba playing in my head the whole time I was making both […]

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Sew Japanese in January

One of the Instagram challenges currently doing the rounds is Sew Japanese in January, and it is just the push I needed to sew up a couple of Japanese patterns that I’ve been keen to make for a while. I started with the Simply Sewn Gingham Button Down, which is featured on the front of […]

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A bunch of bags

A few months ago I saw the Patterns by Annie Double Zip Gear Bag and thought it would be a really good knitting bag. Unfortunately it only came as a printed pattern and the postage to Australia was 65USD!! After I recovered from that shock I checked the postage to domestic USA and it was […]

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Slings and arrows: first make for 2019

I never thought these words would emanate from my mouth, but my first make for 2019 is a bag for a bow and arrows! Yes, Mark got archery stuff for Christmas and, as he likes to look after every one of his possessions, he wanted a bag for it all. I can do that easily […]

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Some Sumekko hackery

One of the things that I’ve really enjoyed about Pattern Union’s new Sumekko pattern is that Sarah has urged makers to hack the pattern. I made the long dresses as per the pattern, and also made a short dress, but the time came to make a couple of tops. I had bought remnants from Woven […]

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Sobi belt

Many years ago I made a belt that reminded me of an Obi, so I always called it my Obi belt. I didn’t really have a pattern, having done my usual copying from a high end store trick. I recently wore it with my short black and white Pattern Union Sumekko dress and my friends Hélène […]

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Designin’ December: Marimekko knockoff and brand new pattern

Blog update: My apologies if you’ve already read this, but somehow the post got deleted (I was fiddling with settings) and so I’ve had to republish. Last year for Designin’ December I copied a Dior outfit that I had seen at the Dior Exhibition in Melbourne, and this year I decided to copy another dress […]

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