Sewing, Stashbusting

and hey Presto, it’s a cardigan

I had this cotton knit fabric cut out to make a summer Presto Popover top, when I had a sudden realisation that what I needed was a summer cardi – one I could layer at will and this colour, which doesn’t really suit me, would be perfect as it is so neutral.  The Presto Popover (previously blogged […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

Presto Popover hack #2

Following on from my first Presto Popover hack (here), I have made a dress. I didn’t set out to make this a real dress. I drafted it in my pattern making class with Sarah’s help, and used three different scraps of fabric to make a toile. I then lost my mind and started making all sorts […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Presto Popover hack

I’ve made a couple of these really useful Presto Popover tops by Savage Coco patterns (earlier versions here and here) but I think it is a perfect top for hacking. Whilst the construction of the front of the pattern is excellent for thin, transparent knits, it does use rather more fabric than I would wish. I enlisted […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Presto Popover #2

Having made my first Presto Popover by Savage Coco Patterns, I couldn’t wait to make another one, and had it cut out ready to go very smartly. This one is a plain textured wool blend, so no pattern matching required – what a relief! I bought the fabric at Textile Traders and it is soft and […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Presto Popover top

When I blogged my third Jenna cardi, I wore a top under it, and a couple of my keen-eyed followers spotted it. I can now show you that top – drum roll please – it is the newly released Presto Popover by Savage Coco Patterns, and it is a very clever top indeed. I love the shawl […]

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