Sewing, Travel

Broome wardrobe

I mentioned in my Broome Dreaming post that I made a few things to take to Broome – just because I could! New things coming up then! I made Mark a new shirt from some fabric salvaged from the local recycling centre. It was a ball of screwed up scrap when I picked it up, […]

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Travel

Broome dreaming

A few weeks ago Mark and I were having lunch and a bit of a moan about the cold, wet weather. “Let’s go to Broome for a quick excursion”, we thought and before I knew where I was I had booked flights and accommodation. All I had to do was make a wardrobe, because, of […]

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Sewing

Kaftan creations: an international challenge

A little over four weeks ago, Hélène (@hportemanteau), Suzy (@sewing_in_spain) and I thought we might run a short Instagram challenge whereby people could make the free Stitch Sisters patternless kaftan. We planned it as a kind of international sewing challenge and called it “sewing sans frontieres”. We thought we might get a few people joining in […]

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Sewing

Marnie corset apron

I’ve had a lovely time this week making a couple of Marnie corset aprons, which is the first pattern from Pattern Union patterns. I have been watching the evolution of this pattern with interest as it has a lot of appeal for me. I really dislike having aprons hanging off my neck, especially in the […]

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Sewing

Dress like Frida Sewalong: episode 2

  Having made my first two huipils I started to consider the bottom half as I’m not really a fan of full, long skirts, but was slightly inspired by Kate’s skirts. I didn’t have any fabric that was appropriate, so I put the whole project on the back burner for a few days. During this […]

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Sewing

Stitch Sisters free kaftan

My friends Hélène (@hportemanteau) and Suzy (@sewing_in_spain) and I are currently running a challenge to make a kaftan from the Stitch Sisters free pattern. We did have a bit of a discussion as to the spelling of kaftan/caftan, but historically I think kaftan is correct as it is probably derived from the Turkish “kap ton”, […]

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Sewing

A no-knit flower crown

My previous flower crown feels rather heavy to wear so I turned my thoughts to a more delicate one that would be easier to replicate for the non-knitters amongst us. This is very similar to making pom-poms, but quicker and easier, and probably uses less wool, although might not look quite as spectacular. Kate from […]

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