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Liberty Linden in Manning fleece

This is my sixth Linden sweatshirt. It’s also my favourite Linden and is made from an extremely cosy Liberty fleece that I bought from Goldhawk Road. If you’ve seen fleece or loopback jersey in Liberty, you’ll know it’s pricey stuff … Continue reading

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Reflections and goals for 2017

Last year was all about slow sewing and I finished twenty items, far fewer than 2015 when I was on a mission to blitz my UFOs. I didn’t take on a grand project as I wanted to sew simple and … Continue reading

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Liesl and Co. Maritime tops

I wasn’t really looking out for patterns when I went to Kirsty’s Handmade Fair last year but this little top had wardrobe staple written all over it. The design is similar to a Whistles jersey top that I wear all the time and looked like … Continue reading

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Pinafore top pattern hack McCalls 3618

I made this top ages ago for Karen’s gingham-along but failed to make the deadline. However, I did finish it in time to wear on holiday. My holiday sewing plans were a bit too ambitious. There are only so many outfits you can wear … Continue reading

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Top five hits of 2016

I’ve sewn fewer items than last year but I’ve had a good hit rate with only one dud. Pattern of the year has to be the Linden sweatshirt. I’ve sewn five this year including one for my sister. I’ve enjoyed … Continue reading

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In the folds Peplum top

The moment this pattern popped up on my Instagram feed, it elbowed its way straight to the top of my sewing queue. I had an October holiday to Seville coming up and this top looked perfect for the 30 degree heat. I actually finished it the day … Continue reading

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A Linden for my sister

Just a quick post to show off the Linden I made for my sister’s birthday. Isn’t it gorgeous. You know you’ve done good when you don’t want to hand it over! This was sewn against the clock one weekday evening. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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