Monthly Archives: February 2015

Crop top or Formal dress muslin #1

I hope you’re not sick of reading about my WIPs (works in progress). This time its Felicity’s Formal dress: BurdaStyle 12/2013 #130 Whilst going through my fabric stash for something else, Felicity spied this polyester woven and wanted to know … Continue reading

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Coat muslin, IKEA style

I’ve listened to you and worked hard this weekend on my coat. I know you are expecting something like Burda’s vision of elegance for this pattern (BurdaStyle 11/2014 #111) But, I’ve made a muslin and it’s not an elegant coat … Continue reading

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Lime balls

Have I told you about my great new cooking book? One of my Christmas presents was the My Petite Kitchen Cookbook. I love Eleanor’s blog and have been very happy with how her gluten free recipes have turned out (here … Continue reading

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The tale of two “muslins”

Are you a muslin (toile) maker? Or do you get straight into the pattern with your fabric and fit as you go (or, like me, hope for the best)? Felicity’s Big Winter Coat, 2011 I have made muslins in the … Continue reading

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Jungle January Swap Dress

Dark chocolate and white stripes. My favourite type of Zebra. Lightweight linen. My favourite summer fabric. Loose fitting dress pattern. Another summer favourite. Piping and a metal zip in the right colours. I love my notions stash! A fabric swap … Continue reading

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