Sewing

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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Sewing

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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Sewing

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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recycling, refashion, Repurposed

Recycled denim Felix jacket

In 2016 I made a recycled denim jacket as part of a refashioning challenge. My blog post at the time tells me that I used five pairs of jeans to make this jacket, as that weaving took a lot! If you want more details you can check out the post here. The jacket was really […]

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Sewing

A Sewing Life

No, this isn’t going to be an autobiographical post, but it’s about a small business of which I’ve recently become aware, and to my delight, I’ve become a brand ambassador. A Sewing Life sells patterns and kits for a range of stuffed animal characters, which are both sweet and loveable. Each of the characters has […]

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Sewing

Refebulous 2022

There’s an annual Instagram challenge that I really enjoy and I managed to get a bit carried away this year! It’s called Refebulous and it has three categories. Participants can choose any or all of the categories, so I decided to do them all – you expect nothing less, I’m sure! I began the challenge […]

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Sewing

Totally dress from Pattern Division

Yes, well, I did plan a dress but then found this short remnant and so I made a top! Ann from Pattern Division gave me the pattern for the Totally Dress and I made it as soon as I found the fabric with the necessary stretch and which would fit the pattern. It can be […]

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Sewing

Linear leggings

When Sheryll from Pattern Scissors Cloth did a call out for people to make her latest pattern, the Linear Leggings, I put my hand up pretty quickly as I had what I thought was the perfect fabric. Except, of course, it wasn’t! However, I had recently cut up my white Julie Eleonore Jeans as they […]

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Antique sewing and knitting machines, Circular sock machine, Machine knitting

Some circular sock success!

Quite nice alliteration in the title, which makes me happy. Thanks to Wendy from Corramook Cranky Socks and Karen from CSMLove, I feel mastery of my vintage Imperia circular sock machine is within my grasp. Low level mastery – I’m not getting ahead of myself here! I think a big difference was made when (coach) […]

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Knitting, Sewing

More baby makes

As you might imagine the baby makes continue apace. I’ve focused mostly on soft toys as I feel they are more appealing to the mothers and they probably last longer (I still have toys my Mum made for my children). However, I have made a couple of outfits, so I’ll document them first. I made […]

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