Category Archives: coats and jackets

THIS TIME OF YEAR BRINGS UNCERTAINTY.

Here in England our unpredictable weather becomes even more unpredictable and certain items of the wardrobe tend to yo-yo in and out of the closets. Unless we are very organised the agenda for Winter sewing becomes a moveable feast with … Continue reading

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FINISHING TOUCHES. BURDA 01/03/M104

Good finishing touches take almost as long as making the jacket itself. In fact making this jacket was probably quicker than trying to figure out what it was in the first place or the finishing touches.  Unfortunately the linen-type fabric … Continue reading

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THE MYSTERY BURDA – #01/03/M104

If you’re a hoarder, take heart from this post! Bear with me it’s a bit convoluted. It started with reading this post from Kristy Chan. A lovely skirt to die for, and it started me thinking about skirt patterns and … Continue reading

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DID I NOT LIKE THAT?

No I blooming well didn’t!!  Although I do love this pattern [Islander Jacket Express] [and this is the third time of making, so far and will not be the last] this particular version was just like sewing a candlewick bedspread. I … Continue reading

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SUN’S OUT ~

and the tantrum is over. I can’t blame Lucie [http://lovelucie1.wordpress.com]  for my own shortcomings really, but she is so clever at such a lot of things that I can’t resist just peeking to see what she is up to. I … Continue reading

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JACKET EXPRESS #2

  I so enjoyed the process [and result!] of Jacket Express #1, shown here, that I immediately hunted around in my fabric pile[s] for another suitable fabric to cut out #2. I found this fabric, bought in 2006 to make … Continue reading

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ANOTHER TA-DA MOMENT.

Jacket Express finished all but the buttons and buttonholes, ta-da!   My lovely daughter Abigail agreed to pose for me, provided I cut off her head. The times I’ve wanted to do that when she was a teenager!   The reason … Continue reading

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