Monthly Archives: February 2016

Embossed Velvet to the Rescue

Not a brilliant week. The pup outgrew sitting in the front passenger well. A back seat cover to keep wet sand and mud contained was urgent. The available choice here didn’t include one with a separate, washable liner to the … Continue reading

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Watching Paint Dry

Have you a few patterns re-used so many times it’s almost embarassing? ¬†Daughter let drop that she could do with about five more pairs of trousers from Vogue 2981. In the spirit of stash-busting, the first three used:- a navy … Continue reading

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Beautiful Couture

What can I say. Chanel I’m sending my sewing machine and stash to Coventry.

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Mulling over the comfi trouser question brought me to the Dhoti pattern in a draping book I bought some years ago. The natural white jersey used in the zebra top seemed like¬†the ideal fabric to try the pattern out. There … Continue reading

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This bag is a winner. It’s not the easiest pattern to put together, being full of subtle curves, but it has a smooth logic and creates a great shape, large enough if you pick up a few bits of shopping, … Continue reading

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