Sewing

Little grey jacket

I bought this beautiful grey ponte in Melbourne years ago, from Astratex I think, and I planned to make trousers, but changed my mind as it’s a bit light-weight and instead decided to make a cropped moto-style jacket. I began with my hacked Itch-to-Stitch Lisbon cardigan pattern (and another here), so I thought I would […]

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Knitting

Striped Elizabeth Zimmerman

I have been participating in another Elizabeth Zimmerman knitalong hosted by the lovely Kate from fabrickated, and this time we did the raglan sleeve version from Knitting without Tears. I finished it a few days ago, but the weather wasn’t conducive to wearing warm jumpers – it’s been glorious! Anyway, today it went a bit […]

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Sewing

Lander pants at last

I think everyone has heard of/seen/made the Lander pants by True Bias, and I’ve had the pattern assembled, traced and hanging around my sewing space for weeks while I admired those made by all the other sewists out there. Then Megan from Meggipeg gave me this rather lovely black wool blend fabric and I instantly […]

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Sewing

Mystery blogger award

Linda from Nicedressthanksimadeit has nominated me for a Mystery Blogger Award, for which I thank her. I had never heard of this award and suspect that many readers won’t have either, so I have lifted the following information from Linda’s post: Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog […]

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Sewing

Black wool trousers

A couple of years ago, with Sarah’s help I drafted a pair of wide legged trousers using the Winifred Aldrich book, Metric Pattern Cutting for Women. I’ve made a few pairs of these trousers so knew the fit was pretty good but they are all summer versions, so thought I’d cut a pair of winter […]

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Sewing

Making life more beautiful: my take

A couple of posts ago I reviewed Kate Davies’ newly released book “Making life more beautiful”, and I mentioned that I was going to write a post relating the book to my particular style and personal attributes. I thought this would be worth doing otherwise part of the point of the information contained within the […]

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