Travel

India holiday highlights

If you’ve been following my travels through India, you will have seen where I’ve been, but I thought I’d put together a traveblog with some new photographs and perspectives as a response to the several requests I’ve had for more. And a warning: this is a very media heavy post and also very long. Our […]

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handsewing, Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

Alabama Chanin on holiday

I have had a bit of a yearning to make the Alabama Chanin bucket hat, and when Gloria from Aube Nouvelle lent me her stencils and sold me some lovely AC organic cotton, I was set! I made the hat on the plane going to India and had to cut out the upper layer with […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel, vintage

1947 Vogue cocktail dress

I’ve had this Vogue pattern for a goodly while and decided to make it to take on holidays with me. As usual the sizing was all wrong for me, so took it to my pattern making class for the alterations. As the title of this post claims – this is a 1947 Vogue pattern (Vogue […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

Another pair of wide legged trousers

I loved my original pair of wide-legged trousers so much that I made another pair, this time from quite a crisp cotton drill that I bought in Spotlight last year . These are as lovely to wear as the first pair, but they are quite different. Unlike the first pair, they don’t have much drape, […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

Presto Popover hack #2

Following on from my first Presto Popover¬†hack (here), I have made a dress. I didn’t set out to make this a real dress. I drafted it in my pattern making class with Sarah’s help, and used three different scraps of fabric to make a toile. I then lost my mind and started making all sorts […]

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Travel

Gandhi’s Ashram and some cotton spinning

My followers on Instagram will know that I had a bit of a go at cotton spinning whilst visiting Gandhi’s Ashram in Ahmedabad. First though, I need to talk a bit about the Ashram. It is quite a large compound, immaculately kept in Gandhi’s honour. Guest houses are still intact, as is the room where […]

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Sewing

Buying fabric in Amritsar, Punjab

This is a pretty short post because whilst Amritsar is full of fabric I only went to one shop.¬† I had to go alone as Mark was working all day, and I had to pass the time somehow, right? I finished up going to a¬†shop that was¬†recommended by the hotel, and this was probably my […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

New jeans and top

Following on the success of my first pair of bespoke jeans, I have made another pair. These jeans are the same yellow denim left over from my Ginger jeans, but which I don’t wear very often because they are a bit on the big side. I wore my bespoke jeans¬†to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Light as a thistle: Bettine dress

I’ve been watching the Bettine¬†dress by Tilly and the Buttons popping up on the internet, and I thought I would add to the examples as it seemed the perfect dress for our upcoming summer. In the meantime, I took it to India. ¬†¬† I wore it on my recent visit to the Taj Mahal. It […]

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