Monthly Archives: November 2014

FO: Breton Plantain – sewing with fine knits

This is my fourth plantain top this year, I’m absolutely addicted to this pattern. You’d think with it being my fourth iteration, everything would be plain sailing, but no, my machine had other ideas. It did not like my fabric … Continue reading

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FO: Simplicity 2931 white seersucker top

I’m backed up with sewn makes to blog about. This top was made in the summer for my holiday. One of my goals this year was to revisit patterns I’ve already made before. You save time on the fitting and … Continue reading

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Horst exhibition at the V and A

Last week I saw the Horst photography exhibition at the V&A. Horst was a fashion photographer who came to prominence in the 1930s working for Vogue. Most of his work is in black and white and shot in a studio … Continue reading

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FO: Spotty Renfrew

This is a make from back in the Spring. I was so taken with this coral jersey I bought in Berlin that I started sewing with it shortly after I got back. It looks very pink in the photos but it has … Continue reading

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FO: Portfolio weekend top

 This top was made in a weekend and is hacked from the Lisette Portfolio top. The original pattern is made from 3 front pieces, which I simplified by re-drafting so it’s just one piece cut on fold. When I made this … Continue reading

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Happy flower power hat

I needed a sun hat for my summer holidays and made this from a free pattern from Love Sewing magazine. I love the colours and funky flower print fabric, which I scored at a sewing meet up last year. It’s … Continue reading

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