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Forest, Trees and BurdaStyle 10/2012 #116

Sewing my way through multiple muslins to fit BurdaStyle 10/2013 #116 was at times very frustrating, but it was also a pretty interesting process.  Interesting now that hindsight has edited out the worst of the swearing and sulking! I have … Continue reading

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Well what d’ya know!

Will you look at that!  Lookie look look look. Those are my skinnies – BurdaStyle 2012/10/116.  Finished.  Passable fit?  Hell yes and I am very, very pleased with myself. Picture quality is OK (just) …. sorry …. but I guess … Continue reading

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Stretch Calico

Did you know stretch calico exists?  [Oh I could do with a pun or two here but I’ll restrain myself.  Just for you] Well, I had never heard of the stuff until mum gave me a short length.  She bought … Continue reading

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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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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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