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Pattern Union Hannah Culottes

A new pattern has been released into the wild and I was one of the lucky ones to test it. It is of course by Sarah from Pattern Union and it’s for the Hannah Culottes, which look like trousers but don’t have all the fit issues. I made three pairs in total – two winter […]

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The Phoebe Flounce

Sarah from Pattern Union has released another element in the Phoebe collection and I was lucky enough to be asked to be a tester. This latest pattern is the Phoebe Flounce and it’s a top which goes with the Phoebe Maxi skirt and the Phoebe Pockets (trousers). It can be made as a top and […]

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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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Itch to Stitch Belize skort

I didn’t think I’d ever have a skort in my wardrobe again. I wore them in the ’70s and the ’90s and possibly several points in between, and here I am trundling around in them with some delight, and a bit of trepidation – am I too old for this look? When did I start worrying […]

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