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Cora bomber jacket

I think by now that my love for the Pattern Union Cora blouse is well established, so I really wanted to create a jacket hack from it. This is not the first time I’ve taken a top and created a jacket or cardigan (think Naughty Bobbins Presto Popover), but this time I had Sarah’s help […]

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recycled jeans Cora

I’m not going to write a post for every single Patten Union Cora Blouse I make, but I’m rather pleased with this one, hence the post. I found a pair of jeans from a stash I bought in an op shop in Hobart – six pairs of jeans for $5 – can’t say fairer than […]

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Another cluster of Coras

I have already published a blog post about my Pattern Union Cora blouses, but I have made a couple more that I thought it was worth blogging about as they all differ from the pattern in some way. I had already made a knit Cora blouse, but wanted to make a knit dress. I had […]

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Pattern Union Cora Blouses

A team of pattern testers have been busy making a new pattern from Pattern Union – the Cora Blouse! This is a really versatile pattern. It can be made in a knit for a casual look, in a fine fabric for evening wear, and anything in between! As is usual with Pattern Union, the patterns […]

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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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Phoebe Maxi

There’s a new pattern in the Pattern Union stable and it’s the Phoebe Maxi, which is an add on to the existing Phoebe Collection. ¬†In case you were wondering what the collection is about, here is a quote from the Pattern Union website: “The Phoebe Collection is an innovative PDF sewing pattern series starting with […]

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Pattern Union Lulu Tee

There’s a new pattern from Pattern Union and this time it’s the Lulu Tee. I was a pattern tester for this one, so, in the interests of full disclosure, I got the pattern free but all opinions are my own. There are two t-shirt patterns provided, a batwing tee, with an optional bottom band, and […]

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It’s all about tops

I’ve made the odd top since I’ve been home from holidays and thought I might highlight them here. First of all I have to show you my Pattern Union Molly Tee. This is a very fitted (read negative ease) boat necked tee with forward shoulder seams. It is perfect as a layering piece and is […]

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Phoebe Flares are fabulous!

Pattern Union has recently released another really unique add on to the Phoebie collection and it’s the Phoebe Flares, which I am completely besotted with, and which I’m seeing popping up all over the place, so I’m thinking that others are in love with them too. I haven’t seen any other pattern that looks like […]

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Felted silk top

In May the Magamsewalong¬†theme on Instagram was “May Mashup”, and I had to think long and hard about what I might do. I happened to be looking in a cupboard and noticed a whole box of silk samples and had a lightbulb moment. Could I somehow felt the silk into my own fabric? I pulled […]

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