Sewing

Lisbon cardi hack

Since being named by Pattern Review as one of the best patterns of 2016, the Itch to Stitch Lisbon Cardigan pops up everywhere and I’ve made a couple myself. So imagine my joy when I turned up to my patternmaking class and Sarah suggested that we hack the pattern! The inspiration was this IVKO shawl collar […]

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Sewing

Tops with ruched collar and cuffs

I used to own a top with ruched cuffs and collar and, although it’s long gone, I thought I’d have a go at copying it. Because I was working from my rather sketchy memory, I have experimented a little. My first try is this simple black top with the collar and cuffs (and my original was black). […]

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Sewing

GBSB Drapey dress

Megan from Meggipeg told me that the drapey dress from the Great British Sewing Bee was now available free on the internet and I remembered that I had made it when I acquired the book. However, my version looked like what a clown would wear should she choose to wear a dress instead of trousers. I looked ridiculous, […]

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Sewing

Coco with a twist

Some time ago I set out to make a Tilly and the Buttons Coco dress from a striped knit, and decided that I wanted the fronts on the bias to get a chevron effect. All well and good, but found it too clingy and put it to one side. I didn’t want to waste the fabric […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Brief Encounters dress – slightly hacked!

This is yet another awesome free pattern, this time from Deby at So So Easy, and it’s called the Brief Encounters dress and it’s supposed to look like this It is a skater dress with a close fitting bodice and a full circle skirt. Adorable non? As soon as I saw it I knew I had to […]

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