Sewing

Scarf wraps and a pattern

This winter I keep wanting outer layers that can be worn at least a couple of ways. Cue these scarves that are actually for sale in Heaven Wrapped, but which I borrowed to, er, copy. The scarves are quite big and they actually have armholes built in, which I’ve never seen before, so they are perfect […]

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Repurposed, self-drafted, Sewing, Stashbusting

Green wool scarf

  Gabi from Heaven Wrapped donated another couple of wool scarves for me to play with and I chose this gorgeous emerald one to start with. Gabi did tell me that I could refine my technique with this one and I was most indignant because I’ve already refined my technique. We all laughed. Then I […]

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Repurposed, self-drafted, Sewing, Stashbusting

Twenty minute transformation

Oh I do love me a bit of alliteration! As it happens, this took slightly longer than twenty minutes – but I decided that poetic license was in order. Gabrielle from Heaven Wrapped gave me this scarf to refashion/repurpose and I decided that I would not do another Coco, but would try something a bit more […]

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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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refashion, Sewing, Stashbusting

Coco double act

I was going to entitle this blog “Two little maids are we” but thought better of it, however we do look rather, er, twinlike! (only in the clothing department!!)   Hot on the heels of Gabby’s Coco top, I made one for myself from the other two scarves that she kindly donated. I made her […]

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refashion, Sewing, Stashbusting

Two scarves make a Coco

The lovely Gabrielle who owns the shop Heaven Wrapped gave me four scarves a while ago to make a top for her and a top for me. Terrifying! They are pure wool, shirred and quite fine and I wasn’t sure how they would make up. The label said Dry Clean Only, and how can you have […]

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