Sewing

Issey Miyake challenge

Megan (meggipeg.com), Katherine (sewblooms ) and I caught up for coffee the day after Issey Miyake departed for that great atelier in the sky, and we decided that it would be lovely to make one of his patterns to pay him homage. We went home and started digging and we each found that we had […]

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Sewing

Fibremood Rhonda blouse

I’ve participated in another Fibremood Link Party and chose to make this lovely blouse – Rhonda. I really like the style lines and feel that it’s sufficiently different to be a useful addition to my wardrobe. I also love anything buttoned down the back! These line drawings from the pattern show the longer front and […]

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Sewing

A new again dress/top

I had no idea what to call this post, but the November theme for Make a Garment a Month sewalong (Magamsewalong) over on IG is New Again November and this garment certainly qualifies. This lovely blue double gauze arrived in my stash as a donation from Jenny (@joeandroxy) – I think! When I opened it […]

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Sewing

Sew Japanese in January, 2020 edition

I love Instagram challenges such as  Sew Japanese in January  as they really do spur me on to make all the things I’ve been planning from my Japanese sewing books. Having said that, it looks as though I will only have one make for the challenge this January, but I am motivated to get on […]

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refashion, Sewing, Stashbusting

Blue White Russian

Having made the pink White Russian, I immediately wanted to make another one. I had a piece of lovely blue knit fabric in my stash that my friend Thelma donated to me last year. I’ve been really keen to make this fabric into something, but it was too small to make anything appropriate until I looked at […]

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Me-Made-May '14, Sewing

Me Made May Day 4

Sorry about the title – no imagination today! This top is made from yet more fabric donated to me by my most generous friend Thelma. I used Vogue 8793 without the fancy bits at the neck. I notice that the fabric has bunched up under the arms, but when I had another look, I just […]

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