Category Archives: Tops

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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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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Animal print Hemlock

So, what’s new? My Summer hiatus ended up rolling into the Autumn for various reasons, one being a second house move. When I was scouting out places to live, I kept returning to a sticking point with my future-flatmate: natural … Continue reading

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Snowdrift stash: Black, white and blue sweater

The snowdrift stash-busting project continues on and so does the Winter. It snowed again this week! So snug sweaters are still a necessity, hence my black, white and blue sweater, a tweak of Dixie DIY‘s free PDF pattern, the Hot … Continue reading

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Snowdrift stash: Earl Grey sweater

When I was at home over Christmas, I had a crystal ball moment when in my Dad’s study. It was packed with precariously stacked piles of stuff which make up his various collections. Standing next to a teetering display of Godzilla figurines … Continue reading

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