Sewing

Waffle patterns Malaga top

We have a suburb in Perth called “Malaga” but it has nothing to do with this top! I bought the Yuki Waffle Malaga pleated hem top pattern whilst I was in the US recently and knew the minute I saw it that it would fit right in with my very retired lifestyle. Then I went […]

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Turia Dungarees

Whilst I was in Montréal I met Hélène’s daughter Raphaëlle and she was wearing the Pauline Alice Turia Dungarees made by Hélène. She looked gorgeous and I remembered that I had planned to make myself some last winter, so thought I’d make them this winter instead. Coincidentally, I am part of a couple of challenges, one […]

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Stylearc Taylor skirt

When I was with Hélène in Montréal she very kindly gave me some gorgeous khaki ponte leftover from a StyleArc Taylor skirt she had made. I decided that it would honour the gift by making an identical skirt. I had seen a few of these skirts around the interwebs and loved the striped ones but […]

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Sewing, Travel

I love Liberty!

I’ve been posting photographs on Instagram of me wearing a couple of tops whilst on my recent holiday, so I thought it might be time to talk about them. They are both made from Liberty knit fabrics that I bought at Shaukat & Co on Old Brompton Road when I was in London with the […]

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Sewing, Travel

Lisbon cardigan

I made the Itch-to-Stitch Lisbon cardigan to take away on my recent holiday, as I was aiming for layers. This is the second one that I’ve made, the first one was the one that I hacked at my pattern making class. I think I mentioned before that this was one of the top patterns named by […]

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Sewing, Travel

Thoughts on Me Made May 2017

I wasn’t going to do a roundup post on Me Made May this year because I am just so tired and, yes, jet lagged. However, as I did the vast amount of laundry that I managed to bring home with me I thought about the clothes I took on my holiday and those that I […]

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Nothing LAX about Los Angeles!

I’ve visited LA a few times over the years, but think I saw it for the first time this trip. My overwhelming memory is that this is a city dominated by cars with almost no public transport, so I had warned Mark that we had to take taxis everywhere. How wrong I was. It seems […]

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