So Sew Easy Hoodie, take two

I made a second So Sew Easy Hoodie as part of the hoodie sewalong on Facebook . I’m a bit hopeless at sewalongs as I don’t wait for each stage but forge ahead, so I’ve managed to finish a couple of weeks early – oops! I bought the fabric at a lovely local shop called Materialise.  I […]

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Sewing, Travel

Hoodie hack

My most favourite ready to wear hoodie is on its last legs and I’ve been meaning to cut it up to turn it into a pattern for about two years, but as this year I am not wearing a single item of ready to wear clothing, the time has come to copy it. I am […]

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Japanese sewing books, Sewing, Stashbusting

Simply Sewn quilted jacket

I was going to entitle this post “Japanese sewing books for beginners” because if anyone is nervous about Japanese sewing patterns, then this is the book for them! First, however, my jacket. What can I say? I adore it! Back view first so that you can see the awesome hood. Then a rather untidy front view, […]

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