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Best bib and tucker

I am happy to report that Pattern Union has published a new pattern and it is an addition to the free Phoebe jumpsuit pattern. It’s called the Bib & Tucker and I was lucky enough to be a pattern tester. My first one was made from some fabulous heavy cotton drill from the Morrison sale, […]

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A bounty of Beverleys

My last post was mostly about the cape that I had made from the Pattern Union Beverley wrap and cape pattern, but I have a few wraps that I want to share. I mentioned in my last post that the Beverley wrap was modelled on my late Mother-in-Law’s 1950s (I think) fox fur wrap, which imparts […]

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The Beverley Wrap and Cape

There is a new pattern from Pattern Union and it’s a really good one! It is two in one, consisting of a wrap pattern and a cape pattern. The inspiration for this pattern came from my late Mother-in-Law whose name was Beverley. She bequeathed me a fox fur wrap which instantly made me feel fabulous […]

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Crystal Cove cami is golden

Kennis, the designer behind Itch-to-Stitch has come up with another fabulous pattern for summer, the Crystal Cove Cami, which is designed for woven fabrics and has the following features: Options for A, B, C, D and DD cups Relaxed fit bodice Spaghetti straps Overlapping back with curved hem for a unique look I have to […]

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Bellavista top: latest from Itch to Stitch

I was one of the people who tested this new and quite excellent pattern from Itch to Stitch and I have to say that it sews up like a dream! I was asked to test the scoop neck with full length sleeves, but given that it’s summer here, I chose to use some crinkle knit […]

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The Uvita top: a free pattern!

Kennis, from Itch-to-Stitch has just released this awesome new pattern, the Uvita Top. The Uvita is one of those designs that becomes a wardrobe staple and, the good news is that it’s free! Features (taken from the ITS website) are: Relaxed fit Dropped shoulder Wide neckline Two sleeve options—long sleeve and three-quarter sleeve Layers feature […]

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Itch to Stitch Paro Cardigan

I was lucky enough to once again test a pattern for Itch-to-Stitch. This time it’s the Paro Cardigan, and this one promises to become an absolute wardrobe staple. If you haven’t seen the Itch-to-Stitch designs, go and have a look – they are well drafted – just look at the way all those pleats align […]

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