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A sew along for a Ukrainian designer

There was an interview on Seworganisedstyle podcast with Teresa Hardy who has compiled a list of Ukrainian sellers for people to buy directly from. These are people who desperately need not just money, but the knowledge that the rest of the world is trying to support and help them in whatever way we can. All […]

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A piece of work

I was having a look through some of my precious pieces of fabric and found some beautiful pieces of felting that I bought at the Fibres West garage sale. To be honest, when I bought them I had no idea what I was going to do with them as they were quite small. Anyway, in […]

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Fibremood Clover Trousers

I was lucky enough to be able to choose a Fibremood pattern for their Linkparty and after much fiddling around, I decided to choose the Clover cargo trousers. I rarely choose any sort of trousers as I have to make so many changes and these were no different. This is no reflection on the pattern, […]

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Making for baby, episode 8

Yes, I counted, although I may have missed a few! I’ve made a couple of things recently. Weeks ago I began to crochet Germaine the gorilla from Edward’s Menagerie and then left it with one leg to finish. I did finish the leg but didn’t assemble it until just before we went to our holiday […]

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Stokx Patterns Skater top

As an admirer of Lindy and her Stokx Patterns, I knew that the Skater top would be the perfect foil for the skirts I’ve made from her patterns – the Stokx Carla and Stokx Rock. I’ve wanted to make this top since I very first saw it and it hasn’t disappointed. I love so much […]

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Sub-zero-waste culottes

I bought the pattern for the Zero Waste Culottes from Liz Haywood pretty much as soon as it was released and then procrastinated on fabric. I wanted some for the cooler weather, and I wanted something in an interesting colour; and so began the hunt! I had some teal-y blue wool blend that was given […]

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Harmony Wallet by Zipperzoo.be

There was a call out on IG for people to test this wallet and Mieke, the designer at Zipperzoo.be was offering to send the pattern and leather. Postage to Australia is so expensive (and slow) that I said I’d use my own supplies, and the pattern was delivered via email. One of the things Mieke […]

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Making for baby, Part ??

I’m beginning to lose count of the baby make posts, so will need more imaginative headings. Anyway, I’ve had a fun few weeks, making clothes and stuffed toys. I made (and fell in love with) the A Sewing Life Benjamin Bear Cub. This has to be the most fun to make. I made the first […]

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A Felix vest

I was wandering around the local shops recently and saw this vest and knew instantly that it was the Pattern Union Felix jacket without sleeves. I went home and began looking for fabric. This vest has a matching skirt and I might do another version for spring as it’s rather cute as an ensemble. In […]

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A Sewing Life Florence Piglet

Mark gave me this pattern for Valentine’s Day. Not very romantic, I hear you say? Perhaps flowers and chocolates are more traditional, but I have a felt toy I can keep forever, gave me a lot of pleasure to make and has added nothing to my hips – and I didn’t miss out as I […]

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