Sewing, Stashbusting, Tutorial

Scrappy Christmas tree

I am a co-host for the Stashbusting Sewalong Facebook group in October, along with Sonja from http://www.sewingalacarte.nl and the theme for this month is Christmas gifts and decorations. Sonja is hosting the giftmaking and I am running a tutorial on how to make a Christmas tree and perhaps a door wreath. If you are of a disposition […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Woodland stroll cape

I’ve made a couple of capes – the Woodland Stroll cape from Liesl & Co to be precise, which has been malingering in my pattern stash since it was first released. The first to be worn was this navy blue one made from left over wool flannel from trousers I made Mark last year. The lining is […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Sirena: a new release from Itch to Stitch

I was lucky enough to test this lovely dress from Itch to Stitch. It is the Sirena dress and it is going to be one that I will wear often when the weather permits. I made the version with the flounced sleeves, although I wasn’t sure I would like them Bottom line? I adore them! […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting, Stylearc

Jasper sweater dress and tights

A couple of posts ago I blogged my tight dyeing activities and here is the first pair. I am wearing them here with my new Jasper sweater dress which I originally made for my Sew a Seasonal Wardrobe challenge and then realised that I couldn’t wear it with a single other item – doh! I […]

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Sewing retro, Stashbusting

A doll for the sweetest baby

I’ve made a rag doll and I am totally besotted. Sadly she’s not for me – she’s for a very special little newborn girl, who I hope will enjoy playing with her as much as I enjoyed making her.  She is from the book by Jess Brown which was kindly lent to me by Carolyn, after […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

Sew a seasonal wardrobe

I’ve taken up the Sew a Seasonal Wardrobe (SSW) gauntlet, with my first make being the Calvin Klein top (which I’m wearing here), and my second is this Seamwork Oslo cardigan Before I talk about the cardigan, I’ll just go over the SSW challenge. It began on 1 February, and ends on 31 May. I am […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel, vintage pledge

Challenges Ca’ching

I’m currently engaged in a number of challenges, so trying to double/triple dip as much as possible. I’m doing the Sew a Seasonal Wardrobe (SSW1) with the Sewalongs and sewing contests Facebook group, I’m still trying to scrapbust, I’m doing the vintage challenge, and March is knits month in my Stashbusting Sewalong Facebook group – […]

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