Sewing

Phoebe Flares are fabulous!

Pattern Union has recently released another really unique add on to the Phoebie collection and it’s the Phoebe Flares, which I am completely besotted with, and which I’m seeing popping up all over the place, so I’m thinking that others are in love with them too. I haven’t seen any other pattern that looks like […]

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Rain jacket for Mark

Mark had been wanting me to make him a raincoat for a while and I ordered this gorgeous oxblood Merchant and Mills oilcloth from My Fabricology in Perth and it didn’t disappoint. He was very specific about the type of coat he wanted – not too long and not too short, no hood, but a […]

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Three tops in a jiffy

I have made three new tops since I’ve been home, two qualifying for Jiffy June in the Make a Garment a Month challenge on Instagram as the fabric has come from my stash, and they were all pretty quick makes. The first one is self-drafted, and based on a top I saw in a shop […]

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Sewing

Assembly Line Cuff Top

My IG partners in crime and fellow Make a Garment a Month (Magam) hosts, Hélène and Suzy thought that we should all make the Assembly Line Cuff Top for the Jiffy June Magamsewalong theme. Piece of cake I thought. Then they wanted to use gingham and Hélène chose blue and Suzy yellow. By the time […]

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Sewing

Felted silk top

In May the Magamsewalong theme on Instagram was “May Mashup”, and I had to think long and hard about what I might do. I happened to be looking in a cupboard and noticed a whole box of silk samples and had a lightbulb moment. Could I somehow felt the silk into my own fabric? I pulled […]

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Sewing, Travel

The Great Glen

We reluctantly left our lovely Smithy’s cottage in the Cairngorms and set out for Inverness, driving through some of the most scenic spots in the Highlands, and Loch Ness monster spotting on the way! To get to our Great Glen starting point, we drove through Dunkeld, which I later discovered has a wonderful park called […]

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Sewing, Travel

Edinburgh

I think I mentioned in my last post that we were going to drive to Edinburgh via some of the border towns, but it wasn’t to be due to the traffic. Instead we drove into Edinburgh to do a quick reconnaissance before we caught up with our lovely hosts for the next couple of days, […]

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