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Named Jamie Jeans

My friend Megan from Meggipeg has been nagging gently suggesting that I make these jeans, so, being the submissive sort, I finally got round to it, but it took a while as I traced off a size 12 and kept tracing new patterns until I settled on the size 6 – that’s a lot of […]

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Named Clothing Helmi tunic dress

When Named Clothing released their new collection I knew I had to buy the Helmi tunic pattern. Immediately! This is a terrific pattern with a  concealed button closure and a curved uneven hemline. It also has a stand up collar and three quarter length sleeves. Given that winter has made a reappearance, I had to […]

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Named Talvikki

When Named Clothing released their newest collection “Evolution Theory” I knew I had to have the Talvikki Sweater. It is everything I’ve been looking for: casual, yet reasonably elegant. My second version is from this lovely cotton knit from Textile Traders that I’ve been hoarding, but thought I’d make a trial version using a Potter’s remnant. Thank […]

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Named Kielo wrap dress

The Named Clothing Kielo wrap dress has been popping up literally everywhere and it was in the back of my mind to make when my friend Hélène proposed that we both make it (merci Hélène!). I had the pattern printed and traced super quickly, but then faffed around trying to decide what fabric to use. […]

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Named Kanerva blouse

This was one of the patterns I chose as part of my prize for the Sew a Seasonal Wardrobe challenge. I already have a couple of the Named patterns and thought I was going to struggle to find another one that would fit into my wardrobe needs. Then I saw this pattern and knew it would be […]

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