Monthly Archives: January 2013

Drape Drape Book 1 Loose Top 1. Back to grey.

Drape Drape 1, No. 1. Cowl neck top. One of my Works in Progress is finally done. This is my second Drape Drape cowl neck top and, like the first one, this came together easily. The only problem was me … Continue reading

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Works in Progress.

With any luck this will serve as a way to kick my own arse into actually completing these three projects soon. Maybe even this weekend. I’m thinking of this as a way to bully myself into getting things done. These … Continue reading

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The Hollywood Costume Exhibition at the The Victoria & Albert Museum

The Hollywood Costume Exhibition at the The Victoria & Albert Museum. (End Jan 27th) Sewing can be such a solitary pursuit and sometimes that’s a good thing. There’s no denying that there’s a certain solace in your own company and … Continue reading

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Crochet, my portable alternative to sewing.

Every year, I am lucky enough to spend about a month in early summer working in Italy or Spain. I complain about it when I’m away but it truly is wonderful, lots of stuff to see, being put up in … Continue reading

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Taking Liberties. One metre of Liberty Print x 2

What can I make with 1 metre of fabric? (Or a meter, or a yard and a bit) A while ago I lost my head and wandered into Liberty’s of London. I told myself I’d just go in to “look … Continue reading

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Cold Turkey January* (in Cynthia Rowley for Simplicity 2250)

Of all the things I’ve made, this is my absolute favourite. Every time I put it on I feel good. I first became aware of the Cynthia Rowley designs on the Burdastyle site sometime in 2010 and I’ve been a … Continue reading

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Less stuff, more pockets.

Last week, while E was getting his hair cut, I had to entertain myself in the West End for a couple of hours. It was dry and mild, I fancied a bit of a walk and I love this city … Continue reading

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