Monthly Archives: March 2013

Just No!

Ooo ugly no?  Yeah well I should have known really.  They are just leggings but with a zip and darts.  What?!  These are particularly awful as they are an unaltered size 38 and fit very very badly indeed but even … Continue reading

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Technical puzzlement

Hmmm invisible zipper in a knit. For your viewing pleasure I give you my second attempt to sew this zip into knit cotton T-shirting.  I’m pretty happy with the zipper insertion itself but very unhappy with the rest of the … Continue reading

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Boring housekeeping – please ignore

<a href=””>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> Apparently I need to claim my blog.  So apologies for flicking this out to you and please ignore it. I shall return in a little while with something more interesting, I’m sure :).

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Stretchy stretchiness

I have just discovered wool ponte and love the stuff.  There is an element of quiet luxary in it’s drape and the softness of the weave.  Very nice. Wool ponte is a fabric I have read about often since discovering … Continue reading

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‘Tis done – BurdaStyle Autumn/Winter 2012 #14

The fabric is a lovely crisp white cotton lawn from which I cut a size 38, but after all was said and done (and I fiddled with fit a lot) I’m just not in love with this shirt. Oh.  You’ll … Continue reading

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Patterns patterns patterns!

Oh my, this week is pattern intensive.  Very pattern intensive and in a good way. I have finally finished tweaking the BurdaStyle wrap blouse pattern and will tonight cut it out for real.  I am ever so proud of myself … Continue reading

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What a muddle

Yes I am doing a few alterations to this wrap top and enjoying it immensely.  I have never done “proper” alterations before and I find it very very interesting indeed. The count currently stands at five or six completed and … Continue reading

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