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Getting ready for summer!

I am preparing the girls wardrobe for the summer, thus realising that the girls also need more practical tees and as I really want to work more with knits, I’ve decided to try making some for them. 425 more words

Princess and the Pea Nightgown

E needed a spring nightgown.  I turned to my Japanese pattern books for ideas, as I think they tend to look like nightgowns more often than not.   206 more words

Square Top (2 ways) from She Wears The Pants

In complete contrast to my Gathered Blouse with its multitude of construction details, today I have much simpler garment from She Wears The Pants. I thought this garment was an interesting comparison. 816 more words

Sewing Projects

The delayed dress

This dress was supposed to have been done for Kid’s Clothes Week!! Yes, I know that was a long time ago. I don’t know why it took so much time to actually make it, but every single part of the process took ages to make and even the weather was not helpful for the photos with so much wind and rain! 236 more words

'She Wears the Pants' a review, a blouse and a giveaway

I’m not a country girl… it really gets up Willy’s nose…

Given my current fascination with Japanese pattern books, when Tuttle Publishing contacted me about reviewing a couple of their titles, it was an irresistible offer. 1,518 more words

Sewing Projects

Jacquard Knit Top & Review of Kana's Standard

日本語が英文の後に続きます。(The post in Japanese will follow below.)

We interrupt our quilting program with a new post!

Yes, I am currently trying my hand at quilting right now:-)  To be precise, a quilted jacket, but more on that later! 681 more words


Basic Black Pattern N

I have made the shirt Pattern M from Basic Black recently and I wanted to make Pattern N which is a shirt dress, using pattern M as the basis. 369 more words