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Silk scarf delicousness for winter warmth

I love to wear wool in the winter – everywhere except around my neck. But I also like to be warm so I have made several scarves from silk chiffon. This pale grey 100% silk chiffon is my latest and it is so dreamy. It was very kindly gifted to me by http://www.Minerva.com. The fabric […]

Size perfect with Cashmerette Alcott dress

All dressed up and nowhere to go! Anyway, I’m really pleased with my wearable muslin of the Cashmerette Alcott dress.I got this ‘Small Paisley Baby Scuba’ from the Textile Centre some time ago, but it is still available £5.99 a metre. The description on the website says it has a ‘tight’ stretch, but I found […]

Tilly and the Buttons PJs – and my Covid brain

All’s well that ends well with these PJs from Tilly and the Buttons. The pattern is from Tilly’s ‘Make it Simple’ book and I got a free printout of the pattern in a sewing magazine. It was printed on both sides so I had to trace the pattern.I made a few mistakes along the way […]

Another Donovan skirt – this time for winter – and a Wiksten top

I got this beautiful pure wool for €10 a metre in the sale at http://www.thefabricstore.com a while ago. It stayed beautiful even after I washed it on the woollen cycle. These are the Helen’s Closet Donovan skirt and Wiksten Shift top.https://helensclosetpatterns.com/product/donovan-skirt-pdf-pattern/https://shopwiksten.com/products/womens-modern-shift-dress-top-sewing-pattern The Donovan skirt fits me straight from the pattern at size 22; and the […]

Mandy Boat Tee in viscose jersey

The beautiful colours were what attracted me first to this Lady McElroy viscose crepe jersey knit. And I’m trying to coordinate my wardrobe a bit better. I knew a top made in this would go with both my StyleArc Bob Pants that I made recently in wool. I’m wearing the grey Bobs here in the […]

Stylearc Bob Pants (2) in black wool

I had already made the Stylearc Bob Pants in Minerva’s (https://www.minervacrafts.com/) grey, pure new wool suiting and really love them. So I decided to make them again, this time in their black wool, which was gifted to me as a Minerva Maker. I know! But they will both go with everything.The black has some lycra […]

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