Archie, Sewing, Stashbusting

White jeans to order

I was about to begin making my Ginger jeans when Archie asked me to make him a white denim pair and he wanted my best work (the cheek!). Naturally I didn’t have any white denim in my stash, so set about sourcing some. Easier said than done. I dragged him to Knitwit but he didn’t like […]

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Bubbly silk

This is the Vogue 1247 top that accompanies the wonderful skirt that I’ve made several times. I felt anxious about this top – it is what attracted me to the pattern and then I read the endless reviews and just couldn’t bring myself to make it. I finally bit the bullet and decided to make […]

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pattern review

Ponti dress

I bought this fabric online as a remnant from Tessuti. When it arrived I took an almost physical dislike to it and threw it in the stash cupboard, hoping that I could forget about it. The problem is that I kept coming across it and finally analysed my issues. I bought it for pants, and […]

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Y is for Yuletide

I found this really nice cotton/spandex mix in Tessuti and knew it would make a great shirt. I decided that Tom would be the lucky recipient and that it would be a perfect Christmas gift. Of course I had stripes to match – gah!    I did flat felled seams inside and can honestly say […]

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