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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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It’s all about tops

I’ve made the odd top since I’ve been home from holidays and thought I might highlight them here. First of all I have to show you my Pattern Union Molly Tee. This is a very fitted (read negative ease) boat necked tee with forward shoulder seams. It is perfect as a layering piece and is […]

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Sew Japanese in January

One of the Instagram challenges currently doing the rounds is Sew Japanese in January, and it is just the push I needed to sew up a couple of Japanese patterns that I’ve been keen to make for a while. I started with the Simply Sewn Gingham Button Down, which is featured on the front of […]

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Rain cape

I used to have a lovely ready-to-wear rain cape and then it did what they often do, which was to delaminate. All the waterproofing just shredded off and I was left with something that was quite useless. Rain capes are more useful in some ways than a raincoat because they can keep a bag or […]

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