Category Archives: sewing

50s-style dress

This dress is a lot bolder in colour than I would usually wear. I was seduced by a market stall selling African wax prints, and this was by no means the boldest design. In fact it was one of the … Continue reading

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Saint Rémy sweater revealed

This week I finished a jumper that I cast on nearly three years ago, a modified version of the Saint Rémy design that appeared in Knitty in 2015. My knitting projects don’t usually hang around that long, but I lost … Continue reading

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Wax print fabric from Amsterdam

We spent a few days over the bank holiday weekend in North Holland and Amsterdam, where it was unusually hot – as you can see from the blue sky in the photo above. We did a lot of touristy, cheesy … Continue reading

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The finishing touch

After making the cushions for our new window seat earlier this year, I was left with a small amount of fabric left. There was a rectangle of the striped linen union and a couple of small triangles of green velvet … Continue reading

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Socks and cushions

I’ve made the first of the cushion covers with herringbone-stitch fronts. The pattern was Fisherman’s Pillow and the yarn a super-chunky from Hobbycraft called Group Hug which is no longer available. I’m not entirely happy with this cover, because the … Continue reading

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Replacing a jeans zip

I’ve just put a new zip in a pair of jeans, an incredibly time consuming job. The trouble is, unless you are prepared to unpick virtually every seam, you have to work on the fly while the jeans are in … Continue reading

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