Sewing

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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Sewing

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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Sewing

More Marimekko

This is another souvenir remnant of Marimekko from our trip to Stockholm in 2014. I bought it thinking I would make a Japanese style apron, but didn’t have enough fabric – who knew they took so much? I could have made a regular apron, but having made the shirt aprons, I had second thoughts. When […]

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dyeing, Sewing

Pillowcase to dyed top

The fabric for this top was dyed during the Fibres West Retreat I attended in July, and was a pillowcase in its previous life. It was a pretty fancy pillowcase with lines of pintucks, some of which had come adrift and I discovered that I don’t have a pintucking foot so had to do the […]

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