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MMM ’14 days 1 – 7 and ‘Love at First Stitch’

1. Flocked wallpaper skirt/2. Blue brocade skirt/3. Blue and white striped knit top So far I’ve had it pretty easy. My commitment to wear 3 me-made items a week takes some of the pressure off and even more helpful, we … Continue reading

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Bejewelled sweater

Man I love this sweater. I could probably leave it there but I’ll expand a little. The pattern is the XS Raglan Sweatshirt from the Built by Wendy ‘Sew U: Home Stretch‘ book. If you want to start using knits, … Continue reading

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Festive fare: giving and receiving edition

Hope you’ve been enjoying the Christmas period! I have been doing close to nothing and boy it feels good. But New Year is almost upon us, so I thought I should cover recent sewing events in my universe. As it’s … Continue reading

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Colette Truffles and kind-of-Truffles

I’ve been perusing The Colette Sewing Handbook since it arrived in my hot little hands and am rather taken with the Truffle: Did you ever get confused about pigs-find-them truffles and chocolate truffles? No? Anyone else think they were the … Continue reading

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Santa Claus and the Sewing Handbook

Because this year I was a very good girl (apart from staging my own death for the insurance pay-out – why do you think I won’t show you my face?), Santa saw fit to bring me ‘The Colette Sewing Handbook’! … Continue reading

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Stripes and galaxies – Using ‘Sew U Home Stretch’

Well it seemed unfair to rave about ‘Sew U Home Stretch’ and not show you some of the things I’ve made with it so far. These are my favourites: a blue and white striped top  and the Galaxy dress. I … Continue reading

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Knits Reading: Sew U Home Stretch

Haven’t convinced you with the last post that knits can be your friend? You need to take a look at Sew U Home Stretch by Wendy Mullin. She specialises in easing you into projects, whether it’s an intro to sewing, … Continue reading

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