Vogue 2634 – as a flanno

I have just returned from the most amazing retreat at Muresk with Fibres West; more on that later, but the theme for the week was “Down on the Farm”, so I decided that flannel shirts and dungarees were de rigeur. My dungarees were duly made, and I set about making a couple of shirts. I […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Another birthday flanno

It’s fast becoming a tradition that I make Tom a flanno (flannel shirt) for birthdays and Christmas, and, as he’s just had a birthday, he got another flanno! This one is made from really thick, luscious flannel that I bought online and I was really pleased with the quality of the fabric. I went to […]

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family sewig, Sewing, Stashbusting

Summer flanno

I think we’ve established Tom’s obsession with flannel shirts, so I made him one for Christmas that was “flanno-like” but not actual flannel – it’s just a fine cotton which I bought in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong. I used my usual Kwik Sew 3422, which has been altered to fit Tom’s frame and extra […]

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family sewing, Sewing, Tom

Matching flannos

When I got home from all my travels, the first thing I made was another flannel shirt for Tom, as he was about to go camping. Bridgette, his partner, asked (jokingly, I think!) whether I could make Heidi, their puppy, a matching flanno. Er, not too good at pet clothes, but I did offer to […]

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