Tag Archives: self-drafted pattern

Travelling sock bag

I mentioned in my 2015 roundup post that I’d been experimenting with sock-making using the ancient technique called naalbinding. I’ve done three test socks and am nearly finished with my first pair of real socks, which is very exciting. Before … Continue reading

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Tales out of Anchor

The preceding three costume posts were all for the same game, Tales out of Anchor Event 2, held at YHA Langdale in the first week of February. Here you see the finished outfit. My entire character, never mind the outfit, started with the tailcoat, which … Continue reading

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Cravatting

Long time no blog! September/October’s always mad busy at work, also the light is going and the Elf is a reluctant photographer. There are things in the to-blog queue, but hey! I made a cravat! I did buy a pattern … Continue reading

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Patchwork bag (+ pattern and tutorial)

My mum has a little squooshy bag she brought back from, I think, China (Edit: My sister tells me it was Korea), made of a patchwork of tiny silk squares. It’s quite delicate, and some of the seams are coming apart. … Continue reading

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My oldest UFO, in numbers

  I have a stash. I am seriously crunched for storage space. What I need to do is use some of it, but an interim palliative is reorganisation. In particular, I recently got fixated on one shelf that had remained quietly undisturbed … 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 to bottom: Equipment

After two years of demon-haunted mayhem, the current campaign for my once-a-month LARP club came to an end in July. On September 21st we kicked off an all-new sword-and-sorcery adventure, which means new characters, which means NEW KIT! My ambition for my … Continue reading

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Tentacular Ham

So this was made ages ago, but I am feeling a bit overwhelmed by the five (5) finished and un-blogged garment projects I made since my last post and wanted to write about something a) quick, b) silly and c) … Continue reading

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Stash Skirt

This was not a planned project. This was the impulse product of a frenzied Saturday afternoon at the craft table – I was restless, I wanted to make something already (I was halfway through cutting a pattern that’s too big for my craft … Continue reading

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I put on my robe and wizard hat

Another new character, another epic kit project. This time it’s my partner’s new character, a wizard, and a proper spectacles-on-nose, fussy, bookish wizard at that; the only thing he’s missing is the badger-losing beard, as in our setting at least … Continue reading

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