Designin’ December 2021

I’ve been entering the Designin’ December challenge since 2016 and I often get inspiration from exhibitions I attend when I’m travelling, but this year was different of course! I began to get rather anxious as I had no idea what I was going to make until Ryliss Bod from the Sewing and Design School (@rylissbod […]

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Sewing, Sewing for a cause

Kimono coat from scarves

I was given two scarves to turn into a kimono coat by Gabi from a local store (Heaven Wrapped).  Pinterest is full of similar kimono coats, many of which are being sold for $200 or more. The money made from the sale of this garment and others to follow will go to the Broomy Memorial Fund to help support […]

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Repurposed, Sewing, Stashbusting

Vogue 1291

  I’ve had this pattern in my stash for a long time and for some reason decided to make it up using a silk scarf I’ve also had for a while. A very fragile silk scarf! The pattern is Vogue 1291, a Sandra Betzina design and I bought it, I think, to make up one of […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Another scarf Coco

Hot on the heels of my previous Coco from scarf tops (here and here), Gabby gave me another two scarves to turn into tops. These are also fine shirred wool, but this time they had a pattern that needed to be matched. Gah! In spite of my best efforts, I didn’t do the most perfect […]

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refashion, Sewing, Stashbusting

Two scarves make a Coco

The lovely Gabrielle who owns the shop Heaven Wrapped gave me four scarves a while ago to make a top for her and a top for me. Terrifying! They are pure wool, shirred and quite fine and I wasn’t sure how they would make up. The label said Dry Clean Only, and how can you have […]

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