Knitting, Sewing, Stashbusting

A line skirt block

During one of my pattern making classes at Workspace-FADS we all decided that we needed a good A-line skirt block. Now I think that Vogue 1247 is the quintessential A-line skirt. I love the shape and the fact that the pattern is pretty easy to hack. However, I think that this one might become my new […]

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Knitting

Black Miette

All winter I kept thinking that I needed a black cardigan to throw over whatever I was wearing when the weather was cold and I was inside and therefore a coat wouldn’t do the job. Enter my third Miette – in black Alpaca with a touch of merino. I should say here that I didn’t […]

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Free pattern, Knitting, Perth city views

Miette cardigan

This is my second Miette cardigan, knitted from wool I bought from Litet nystan in Stockholm (and finished with buttons from Hong Kong). This is fabulous wool, soft and easy to knit. It is Alta Moda Alpaca – baby Alpaca. I extended the length by two pattern repeats and also added several inches to the sleeves to make […]

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Sewing

Long Gabriola skirt

This is the first of the Gabriolas that I made, and it seemed to come together more easily than the second, even with the stripe matching. I have to say that there is a lot of fabric in this, but not as much as the pattern stated. Out of the 3.2 metres I bought, I […]

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Knitting

Crumby cardigan

I made a Miette cardigan and had a notion that “miette” meant something small and sweet, but my recent investigations show that it means “crumb”. Hmm. Whatever. I’ve made a crumby cardigan!! The weather is clearly too hot for wearing said cardigan, but I couldn’t wait for autumn (could be months away) to show it […]

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