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A frilly shirt

Every LARPer should own one! I made this for Tales out of Anchor, an indoor LARP for which the kit brief is approximately Regency with touches of 1930s China. Links to other kit pieces for this event to go here … Continue reading

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Top 5s of 2015

‘Tis the season! Tis the season for the annual sewing roundup hosted by Gillian at Crafting a Rainbow. Reflections I haven’t sewn as much this year as last year, and I’ve blogged much less. Some of this is for good … Continue reading

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Small projects

It’s summer and I have a hunger for projects I can do in one evening. Also I recently threw a mostly-finished button-up shirt into a corner and am a wee bit burned out on wovens and their fitting woes; I … Continue reading

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V8772: Rocket Edition

Necessity is the mother of invention. In this case, when I spotted this light blue fabric on the Pin It & Stitch stall at the Knitting & Stitching Show, it was suddenly extremely necessary that I make a shirt out … Continue reading

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Dragonettie

After working on a complicated project for ages (hellooooo V1419!) I desperately needed something quick and fun before diving headlong into another complicated project (… er, V1419 again).

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Red Nettie

I made this in August. The weather is different now! So, I originally picked up the Closet Case Nettie bodysuit pattern with underwear in mind – specifically, an undermost layer that would protect the crucial zone just below the waist … Continue reading

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The Winter Coco

So! I do love my superhero movies, and the current Avengers-centric movies have IMO been pretty good as the genre goes (except Iron Man 2.) The second Captain America movie was released earlier in April, and it’s not a spoiler to say that the Winter Soldier … 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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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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A Parcel of Vogues

Some time ago, I was bemoaning the lack of smart button-up shirts in interesting colours, and my mother, wonderful as she is, offered to make me one up if I brought her the fabric. I hied me to Samuel Taylor … Continue reading

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