*87* Wiksten Shift ‘Top’

Jenny does it again. A gorgeous pattern with detailed simple instructions that comes together easily and fits perfectly. The pattern itself (you can buy the paper version or if you can’t wait, the pdf format. Easy peasy) comes with three variations and it’s very good value for money. There is a gorgeous summer dress, a […]

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– 2018/89 – Cecilia yoga bag

During my middle school years Cecilia was one of my best friends.  She lived near town and cycled everywhere and I was very jealous of that because we lived miles away and couldn’t.  In fact every time I visited her we used to both get on her bike and just roam… me siting way back […]

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– 2018/84 – flamingo pants

It’s May and May on Instagram is #memadeMay… the hashtag of awkward selfies and and beautiful handmade clothes.  Combine this with soon-expiring stash-points from the Village Haberdashery and what do you get? Yup, flamingo pyjamas pants. And why not? Years and years ago I owned the most comfortable pair of pjs bottoms ever… they were […]

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– 2018/78 – Athina Top, by Tessuti

I literally stumbled upon this pattern whilst numbingly surfing Instagram when the school bus was late… how did I miss it before? You can buy the paper version from the website (Tessuti) or you can download it for free which has the double benefit of being immediately available – if you have that itch to […]

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– 2018/72 – Esme tunic no 2

What can I say… if it ain’t broken… I love this pattern, (the Esme tunic/top, from this book by Lotta Jansdotter)… it fits me without having to make any adjustments, I can make it into a top (I made two) and a tunic/dress… just brilliant, the instructions are easy to follow (although not as detailed […]

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– 2018/18 – a simple table mat

It’s amazing what you can do with a bag of scraps! I’d ordered a couple of bags of scraps from the Denyse Schmidt’s website a few months back and the other week when the sewing itch needed to be scratched I cracked open one of them and just started sewing pieces together.  Like a puzzle. […]

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– 2018/11 – pencil case

I finally  made something!! Two weeks into the new year and I finally had time to sit at my sewing machine and make something!!! You can totally tell I’m out of practice… this baby is WONKY… but No 2 liked it and is using it and, let’s face it, there is no better compliment than […]

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– 180 – too big maybe?

First thing first… I’m having a terrible hair day.  No, I’m serious, it looks like a cheap wig.  I haven’t any idea why… I haven’t done anything different in my routine.  (Joking, I don’t have a ‘routine’… it gets washed, it gets dried… end of). Back to today’s agenda. (Joking… I didn’t have ‘agendas’ in the […]

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– 121 – pencil roll

Remember these? I lost count of how many of these I made and sold and given away as presents and made for my children when they were young.  Such a clever invention. So useful to take on holiday or at a restaurant and keep the children entertained.

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– 100 – computer sleeve

Sometimes I wonder about karma. The karma that found me less then 24 hrs before our taxi collects us for the airport racing through town to find shoes for No 3 whose feet have seemingly overnight grown too long for his walking shoes.  I have officially the shortest feet in the household.  Weird. The karma […]

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