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Megan Nielsen community photo shoot.

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will have seen the Megan Nielsen Tania Culottes and Floreat top that I made in preparation for the community photo shoot organised by Megan.  I took a deep breath to make the “real” Floreat top  from the two pieces of precious peace silk provided by […]

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Dress like Frida Sewalong: episode 1

I’ve been participating in another fabrickated -along, this time a dress like Frida Kahlo sewalong. When I began this sewalong all I really knew about Frida was that she made the monobrow look stylish and that she had a rather gaudy bent. In other words, not much! Thanks to Kate I’ve now researched her pretty […]

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Golden Flints: never say never

I’ve made the Megan Nielsen Flints a few times now, always the shorts version, and even a skirt version a couple of times, and swore blind that I would never, ever make the long version as they would look ridiculous on me. Then I found this gold silk in my stash and it demanded to […]

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Marimekko Flint skirt take two

A tragic thing happened with my last post – none of my text and photos published and vanished from my history. I have no idea what went wrong but I shall rewrite it, even though it’s never as good the second time! This outfit is made from the Marimekko print known as “Unikko”. This is […]

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Flint fandom

When I caught up with my lovely friend Hélène in Montréal earlier this year, she showed me a pair of vintage shorts she had bought with a really interesting construction. The shorts were floral, made from rayon, I think, and had this really interesting pocket construction which included a hidden closure. I immediately wanted a […]

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