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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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V1419: Blue his house with the blue little window …

There are many reasons to sew rather than buy. Sometimes, for me, it’s because I have a body that doesn’t fit into any single RTW size. Sometimes it’s things I could buy, but where I have concerns about ethical production. And … 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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Somewhere to put the fabric

There is a subset of clothes with which the goal of the exercise is to display this fabric on yourself, and the actual garment is just a way of getting it there. This is a tiny corner of my favourite … Continue reading

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A jacket!

I MADE A JACKET. I love wearing jackets. They’re an extra layer, they’re smart, and they tend to emphasise the shoulders, which I like. Alas, they are hard to find in interesting colours (dishonourable exception: the orange-and-black floral Topshop effort … Continue reading

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Harlequin jacket – part two

Cutting the pattern for the Harlequin jacket was pretty uneventful. Comparing my measurements (a distinctly pear-shaped 39-33-43) to the sizes on the envelope, I came out as an 18 at the hip and a 14 at the bust. I was … Continue reading

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Harlequin jacket – part one

So, I am currently partway through making my very first jacket. The story begins with the jacket Rabbit (the singer) is wearing in this Steam Powered Giraffe video (you can get a good look at it full-length at 0.51): It’s … Continue reading

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