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The Eagle Cloak

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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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The Ski Jumper

… or, how I learned to stop worrying and learn that knit fabric is basically just fabric. I have been meaning to have a go with knits for a long time. I have a big knit project in mind that … Continue reading

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First commission! The Big Black Cloak

Newsflash: Actually sewing is way more interesting than blogging about sewing – for me, at least. Well, it’s not the blogging that’s a pain; it’s the photos. I have a whole pile of finished objects that haven’t been shown off … Continue reading

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Deep-pan, crisp and even

So it turned out that making the waistcoat involved a lot of long curved seams, which meant a lot of pinning during the sewing stage to stop them wriggling out of shape. I have been trying to get out of … Continue reading

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Chain mail and duct tape

Critical path analysis is one of the things my dad likes to bring up whenever any vaguely complicated household task needs doing. It’s a term/technique from project management, and is essentially a formalised and properly worked-out version of the vague reckoning … Continue reading

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Smarty pants

Full warning: that is pants = underwear. I’m not American. This is a post about underwear! There are no photos of underwear actually being worn, however, so it should be safe for work. I am going to talk about crotch … Continue reading

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