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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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Some Sumekko hackery

One of the things that I’ve really enjoyed about Pattern Union’s new Sumekko pattern is that Sarah has urged makers to hack the pattern. I made the long dresses as per the pattern, and also made a short dress, but the time came to make a couple of tops. I had bought remnants from Woven […]

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Sobi belt

Many years ago I made a belt that reminded me of an Obi, so I always called it my Obi belt. I didn’t really have a pattern, having done my usual copying from a high end store trick. I recently wore it with my short black and white Pattern Union Sumekko dress and my friends Hélène […]

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Designin’ December: Marimekko knockoff and brand new pattern

Blog update: My apologies if you’ve already read this, but somehow the post got deleted (I was fiddling with settings) and so I’ve had to republish. Last year for Designin’ December I copied a Dior outfit that I had seen at the Dior Exhibition in Melbourne, and this year I decided to copy another dress […]

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More Sumekko dresses

You may have caught my last post where I made a dress for Designin’ December, which has given rise to a new pattern created by my friend Sarah of Pattern Union, which I think is better than the original Marimekko one we copied because this one doesn’t have side seams. After I had made that […]

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