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Vogue 1689 – Marcy Tilton blouse

Or is it a jacket? I’ve seen it described as both. I think it’s a blouse. I finished it yesterday and almost kept it on for the rest of the … Continue reading

March 25, 2020 · 5 Comments

Make a garment from a book that you already own!

This challenge is probably over by now and I can’t remember who was running it, so I won’t be winning any prizes, but, I thought it was a good idea, … Continue reading

March 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Twists and Tucks

More Marcy Tilton….. This time I am trying out V9317, having waited for much of the spring for the pattern to be released in the UK. I’ve been pleasantly surprised … Continue reading

July 18, 2018 · 3 Comments

A blouse from vintage fabric

To be honest, I don’t know the origins of the fabric, other than it was in Mum’s fabric box. (Yes, my Mum had boxes of fabric, so am I allowed … Continue reading

April 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

‘Jacket’ blouse

I got this idea from someone who was on my trip to Gujarat last year. It was just a long sleeved cotton blouse with a bit of room for warm … Continue reading

April 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

#SewBrum top

This is another version of Vogue 9063, which I used when I had a go at tie dye work. I hadn’t sewn for several weeks when I went to #SewBrum … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Daisy – Afternoon blouse

This is my third version of Jennifer Lauren’s Afternoon blouse – the daisy version! The others are here and here. The beige one is very wearable, but the blue satin … Continue reading

August 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Simple Sew Chelsea Blouse – shirring

As a free pattern with Love Sewing magazine, this pattern is good value, but I would not want to pay £10 for it. I’m afraid that yet again I was … Continue reading

August 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

Elephants don’t travel well

  In my opinion, they don’t, except that this year they seem to be travelling OK…… I have thought for some years that certain ‘bo-ho’ garments purchased abroad, just don’t … Continue reading

July 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Vintage

I’m not really into ‘Vintage’, but this outfit is very much my vintage, and reminds me of a skirt that I made in about 1976. Its taken a bit of … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · Leave a comment