Sewing

Me Made May 2016: a quick overview

Well another year, another Me Made May. For the first time I’ve actually managed to not have repeats (except tights and underwear, and my made by me boots), and I am both proud and slightly ashamed of this fact. I could probably go for a couple of months without repeats, so it’s time I stopped […]

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Tights galore

I’ve made quite a few pairs of tights¬†for Me-Made-May and most of them required dyeing as the base fabrics were fairly terrible colours. The piece below is a minty green colour that was last fashionable in the noughties. It finished up being the indigo at the left of this photo, and the charcoal colour next […]

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Hand knitted wrap

I was in a shop (Heaven Wrapped, Claremont) the other day and I saw a wrap which quite took my fancy and immediately decided that I wanted to replicate it. It was knitted with two contrasting strands of wool, folded over and sewn. Here is my “interpretation” which is now completely different! I found lots […]

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dyeing, Sewing

Dyeing for some tights

In order to fulfil my Me-Made-May pledge (at the bottom of this post), I decided that I need some tights, stat! Unfortunately, a quick exploration of my stash revealed this as the most likely contender, and I didn’t think several pairs of hot pink tights would cut the mustard.¬† So, I did what most normal […]

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