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Silk and modal top from scraps

I had a silk pillowcase that was past its useful life and a gorgeous tee-shirt made from modal and cashmere that was no longer wearable, and kept thinking that there was enough fabric to harvest from each to make something, but had no idea what so they languished in my stash until I happened to […]

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More linen refashions

I’ve had a happy time this year refashioning quite a lot of old linen but I haven’t been very good at documenting some of them, so hopefully this post will begin to redress this omission. My first exhibit is this very simple tank, using Vogue 8062, which I bought in the late 1980s. I also […]

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Sorrento Bucket Hat

You know when you see a pattern that appeals but think of all the reasons why you don’t need to make it – a whole pile of other hat patterns jostling for space, a need for more sun protection, the fact that bucket hats don’t suit me, and so on. However, that didn’t stop me […]

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