Category Archives: Knits

Kaleidoscope Coco

You might have seen a glimpse of this in my last MMM ’14 post; my second me-made sew for this month, and it’s the adorable Coco pattern from Tilly and the Buttons! I bought the Coco pattern back in March but … Continue reading

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Metal polka dot dress

Above is my first item made as part of my MMM ’14 commitment and it’s also the culmination of a long succession project. Off and on over the course of six months I’ve been tracing a Topshop midi-length woven dress to … Continue reading

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Blue tiger knit top and gifts

It’s pretty appropriate to post this on Mother’s Day since my model is my Mum. Hi Mum! Making a Christmas knit top for her is the piece of clothing I’ve tried to perfect the most. Christmas 2011 and 2012 saw mixed … Continue reading

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Velvet plaid Anna dress

It’s not every day that black velvet plaid stretch fabric comes into your life. But when that moment does arrive, you find yourself compelled to sew up a dress that’s perfectly proper but feels a little bit saucy. That dress … 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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Loose lips sink sleeves

After you’ve been sewing a while you start to carry out some steps without pausing. And then sometimes after you’ve been sewing for a while you start to carry out some steps without concentrating. Like talking to other people while … Continue reading

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Delegation and the bobbly sweater

While we weren’t looking, December has somehow turned up. Some part of me must have seen it coming though as a few months ago I picked up this bobbly knit fabric from my favourite shop, Simply Fabrics in Brixton. The … Continue reading

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