Sewing

A favourite dress saved from ruin

Almost exactly four years ago I made the Blueprints for Sewing Cabin dress from some fabric which I had dyed with oxalis or sour grass, and eucalyptus. This is a favourite dress that I wear multiple times in the summer. I love the colours and I love the patterns I achieved with sourgrass and eucalyptus […]

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Sewing

Blueprints for sewing: Cabin dress

I bought this pattern whilst I was in the US recently and have been dying to try it, I think because it reminds me of a tent dress (remember them?) I had in the 1960s. The pattern states that the  “Cabin is easy, comfortable, and flattering shirt or shift dress.” and “Both shirt and shift […]

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Sewing, Travel

Geodesic sweater

I’ve had this pattern from Blue Prints since it was first released but every time I got it out I put it away again. I originally bought it to make a sweatshirt from scraps, but lost the will to live with the thought of cutting out so many small triangles. No matter, I have finally […]

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