Tag Archives: how I make things

Beauty, etc.

Several years ago, Wizards of the Coast released shiny new corrected editions of the core Dungeons & Dragons sourcebooks. This prompted the GM of my weekly D&D group to, having bought the new copies, generously pass his old 2003 copies … Continue reading

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Top 5s for 2014: Misses

Happy New Year! I have not quite adjusted to this 2015 business, and am still finishing up what has become an annual tradition in le sewing blogosphere – looking back over the year in sewing, and picking out Top 5s … Continue reading

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A quilt for all seasons

This project is somewhat out of the ordinary for me, but then it’s not often that a dear friend passes her PhD viva with flying colours. So this is a combination Solstice/birthday/PhD completion present for Rhiannon, my erstwhile housemate and very good … Continue reading

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Top 5s for 2014: Hits

It’s 18th December already, which is just ridiculous; I’m sure Hallowe’en was only about a fortnight ago. Anyway, it’s time for what has become an annual tradition in le sewing blogosphere – looking back over the year in sewing, and picking out … Continue reading

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V1419: Toile and trouble

To be honest this post is mainly for my benefit and future reference – I find it’s easier to work this sort of problem out if I write it down. Comments/suggestions very much welcome though! So on a mad whim … Continue reading

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Arranging the blocks

My fabric stash, while I do my best to contain it, is still taking up all the available storage space (one small bookshelf, one small cupboard, one cardboard box, many bags) and threatening to expand. I am trying to keep it … Continue reading

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“D’you want to know how I got this jacket …?”

Once upon a time in 2008, I was browsing a charity shop for something good to wear for Hallowe’en, and I saw the jacket. Knee-length, shiny purple. And of course I bought it, and I wore it to the Fab Café Hallowe’en … Continue reading

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Adventures with sleeves

I recently made the By Hand London Victoria blazer, and I love it very much. It’s deceptively simple, it’s comfy, it’s swanky; I want to make it in every colour of the rainbow. The only thing that bugged me about … Continue reading

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Top 5s for 2013

I’ve been sewing all through 2013, but only started blogging about it in July, having discovered the sewing blogosphere and all its wonderful people. So now that the Top 5s of 2013 post meme has started going around, my list … Continue reading

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Dramatic Byrony

This post marks what I feel is one of those little rites of sewing passage, or at least it was for me – first time using a Burda pattern and therefore, by necessity, adding my own seam allowances. Spoiler: it … Continue reading

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