Sewing, Stashbusting

Bespoke jeans

I have tried several jeans patterns and always felt slightly frustrated, as none fit me the way I want them to fit. Then I did the jeans class at Workspace-FADS and it was a revelation. We all brought in our favourite jeans (I don’t have a favourite pair, but pulled out my “Not Your Daughter’s Jeans”), […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Nettie bodysuit for me and jeans for Mark

I had a substantial piece of baby pink two-way stretch knit that I bought because it was really cheap and it’s quite hard to find the two-way stretch. I dyed it blue, and made a Nettie bodysuit from Closet Case Files. I won’t go on too much about this bodysuit, as I’ve already blogged my […]

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Archie, Sewing, Stashbusting

White jeans take two

       After the success of Archie’s white jeans, I thought I’d have time to make my planned Ginger jeans, but no, Archie asked begged pleaded for another pair, but this time with an elasticated cuff round the bottom of the leg. I acquiesced on the grounds that all this practice will improve my own jeans when I […]

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Archie, Sewing, Stashbusting

White jeans to order

I was about to begin making my Ginger jeans when Archie asked me to make him a white denim pair and he wanted my best work (the cheek!). Naturally I didn’t have any white denim in my stash, so set about sourcing some. Easier said than done. I dragged him to Knitwit but he didn’t like […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Lutterloh jeans

    About 18 months ago I enrolled in an online course to make jeans with a Lutterloh trainer. I paid good money because the course promised to resolve issues of fit, and I got quite excited because I always have issues of fit. First we had to send our measurements to the teacher and […]

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