Monthly Archives: October 2010

Japanese pattern magic

I first discovered the Japanese Pattern Magic books on.. somewhere in blog land (I read so many I am not sure which now but I think it was Claire Kennedy but it has been mentioned by numerous sewing bloggers). I … Continue reading

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I’ve been wanting to make this pattern for a while. Frocktober was a great reason!  Plus I had some very cute stretch cotton sateen from Italy. And it would match my favourite shoes. Perfect outfit for looking at the sky … Continue reading

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Not much cooking or sewing happening because…

..we are painting the front of the house instead. By the look of these knees, some sewing SHOULD be happening!

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RIP my old friend

Dear Trident Cooks Knife, You died today. Although I was saddened, I wasn’t entirely surprised… I knew your time was coming. Together, we’d chopped diced sliced and cut thousands upon thousands of carrots, potatoes, onions and garlic, and I knew … Continue reading

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One dot wonders

BurdaStyle magazine rate the difficulty of their patterns in dots. One is ‘quick and easy, great for beginners’.Four is ‘challenging, detailed and time-consuming, for pros’. Most of the one dot patterns are ho-hum. But not this one! Two pattern pieces … Continue reading

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Vintage fabric stars again

I love this skirt. It’s been hanging on the outside of my wardrobe for a day now and it makes me smile every time I look at it. It doesn’t matter even if I never wear it! ( and since … Continue reading

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Another cardi

This time it’s a wrap for Felicity This is a PR Best Pattern of 2009. There are lots of different ways to wear it. Here is another one. Technical details Simplicity 2603 made in size XS-S. The fabric is a … Continue reading

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Gifted with fabric!

The best sort of gift! Jann noticed I like purple and wear it quite a bit. She decided she didn’t. But she had a blouse already cut out of deep purple satin and a silvery purple bengaline for a matching … Continue reading

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