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Maria Denmark Kirsten Kimono Tee

Here are some more Maria Denmark Kirsten Kimono tees.  I added pleats to the red/grey/cream floral to bring in the neckline.  I didn’t have enough fabric to make the neckband.  102 more words


Spots, Stripes and a Plantain Dress

There’s a bit of a theme going on with today’s post. These co-ordinating spots and stripes were part of my (quite extensive) haul from the recent Leeds meet up. 734 more words

All The Other Stuff!

Sometimes you just need a quick win

This week has been slow sewing wise. Actually, that’s not entirely true, the other day I had a mending blitz and replaced a broken strap clip on hubby’s favourite bag as well as replacing some stitching on a leather patch on the bag before it came off taking the other end of the strap with it. 647 more words

A foray into jersey

I have been procrastinating about sewing with stretch fabrics for some time now.

Yes, I have worked with stretch cotton; my pink top was a lovely success, but the fabric did not differ from cotton to work with. 466 more words


Zebras Crossing

Whoot, another make, another blog post!  I’m on a roll here…  This is the eighth incarnation of the Day to Night Drape Top made for the daughters.  336 more words

Commercial Patterns

Top 5 Hits - 2014 (or perhaps 4)

Before we even start this Top 5 blogging journey, I’d just like to say that I might not always blog ‘five’ things. It’s not that I can’t count, it’s just that I’d rather pick one thing, four things or maybe eight things or more… it’s just what feels right. 979 more words

Sewing Projects

Stashbust - Day to Night Drape Top

I am managing – just – to keep sewing through my stash.  The Maria Denmark Day to Night Drape Top doesn’t require much fabric so it’s perfect for using up bits!  251 more words

Commercial Patterns