Sewing

Rubbing off a pattern: a tutorial

A while back I posted that I had copied a RTW exercise top by using the rubbing off method and several people asked me what this was and how to do it. A few conversations back and forth and I found myself promising a tutorial! I have had this nice RTW jumper made from 100% […]

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self-drafted, Sewing

Another Muresk top and a tutorial

I wasn’t going to blog this latest Muresk top (others are blogged here) and then I thought it had a little story which deserved to be told, namely that this top is partly made from the ponte given to me by my lovely friend Hélène when we played together in Montréal and uses the scraps from […]

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Sewing

Scarf wraps and a pattern

This winter I keep wanting outer layers that can be worn at least a couple of ways. Cue these scarves that are actually for sale in Heaven Wrapped, but which I borrowed to, er, copy. The scarves are quite big and they actually have armholes built in, which I’ve never seen before, so they are perfect […]

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self-drafted, Sewing

Ruched cuffs and collar: a tutorial

I was quite pleased with my recently made tops with the ruched collar and cuffs, and I thought I’d share my trial one as a mini-tutorial. I am doing the cuff, but the collar is exactly the same process. The first thing to do is to make a pattern piece. I loosely measured my wrist and worked […]

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