Tag Archives: fabric

Victoria Blazer with silk from the orient.

I’ve the By Hand London Victoria Blazer on my ‘to make’ list for ages. I knew I wanted to make a brown linen version but had found difficulty sourcing the right kind of brown linen until I went to the Knitting … Continue reading

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V9275 – A comedy of errors

I had never heard of this pattern until I saw it on The Fold Line’s blog and I really like Kate’s finished garment. A long line bomber jacket, how perfect ! Then I saw Karen’s version and that clinched it. A must have. … Continue reading

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Designin’ December Part 2…The Dress

Well at the end of Designin’ December Part 1. The pattern….I noted that I had not sewn with velvet before and now that I have I won’t be rushing to do it again in a hurry… To recap, I decided … Continue reading

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Great Granny’s Skirt

When I first met OH way back in 1980 I also met his grandmother Gladys, who, as we became parents became known simply as Great Granny. She was born in 1900 so was elderly even when I first met her … Continue reading

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The winter coat

So, at the GBSB live show I bought too much fabric but some of it I just couldn’t resist. Take this wool/silk mix from Fabworks Mill with flecks of all my favourite colours. I fell in love with it as soon … Continue reading

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Patchwork progress…

In February OH and I booked a long weekend in Cornwall for the summer, one of the objectives being for me to stop off for a visit to Truro Fabrics. I saved up for the visit and was pleased to get … Continue reading

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Waffle patterns Dropje vest

I don’t know how I’ve managed to miss this Dropje Vest pattern up ’til now . I love a sleeveless overlayer and this one has pockets AND a hood…AND…AND…It has gorgeous darts around the neckline. I have used a loose weave speckled silk … Continue reading

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