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Cambridge and surrounds

To continue from my last post we had a wonderful early morning walk in Cambridge, right round the river to The Backs where Mark continued his trespassing tendencies. This photo was taken inside the grounds of Trinity College, in the most delightful garden full of tulips. Trinity really does have the most exquisite buildings Along […]

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Travels with a capsule wardrobe

We are currently in the UK and will be here for nearly two months, which is a long time to manage a smallish suitcase of clothes in a potential variety of temperatures. Already I can see that I brought too much underwear (I have a long standing fear of running out of clean underwear) and […]

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Best bib and tucker

I am happy to report that Pattern Union has published a new pattern and it is an addition to the free Phoebe jumpsuit pattern. It’s called the Bib & Tucker and I was lucky enough to be a pattern tester. My first one was made from some fabulous heavy cotton drill from the Morrison sale, […]

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Esme dress with almost no Esme!

This month for the Make a Garment a Month sewalong, it’s April Foolproof so I had a bit of a think and came up with two possibilities. I also have an annual theme of stashbusting, so I needed to get rid of some fabric as well. The first of my two foolproof makes employs the […]

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Paper Theory LB Pullover x3

Like many others I jumped on the Paper Theory LB Pullover pretty much as soon as it was released as, I have to admit, the description seduced me: “Inspired by the classic turtlenecks worn by the beatniks in the 1960s, and later by the political protesters of feminist and Black civil rights movements in the […]

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A bounty of Beverleys

My last post was mostly about the cape that I had made from the Pattern Union Beverley wrap and cape pattern, but I have a few wraps that I want to share. I mentioned in my last post that the Beverley wrap was modelled on my late Mother-in-Law’s 1950s (I think) fox fur wrap, which imparts […]

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