Category Archives: Sewing

Wardrobe Basics: Rachel Shirt

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One of the things that I have been planning on making for ages is one of the biggest wardrobe staples there is, a buttoned-up collared shirt. I have made a couple of shirts before and even a full-length buttoned shirt dress but never a “simple” shirt. When Seamwork released the Rachel Shirt I downloaded it straight away and printed it… Read more »

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Wardrobe Basics: Sasha Trousers

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Carrying on my theme of making (and blogging) basics for my wardrobe I present to you the ultimate in wardrobe staples – Dark Trousers! I have made the Sasha Trousers before but in a very stretchy very plasticy feeling fabric, they fit nicely and look ok but tbh I don’t wear them because they just feel odd, and I don’t… Read more »

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Wardrobe Basics: Brit Jumper

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Following on from my MakeNine and UseNine posts I have been trying to make useful items for my wardrobe, well one of the things that I listed was a bishop sleeved jumper. I have always convinced myself that I am not influenced by fashion trends because tbh I find most of them are just ridiculous but I am finding more… Read more »

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Wardrobe Planning – Pippa A/W 18/19

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So I have been thinking about what I am going to sew this year and what I was going to try to use up and have been expanding this into actually trying to plan out my wardrobe and what I need to make to fill the gaps that I am identifying. One of the first things that I have been… Read more »

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Make Nine 2019 – Pippa

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Pippa's Make Nine grid

Despite publishing my #MakeNine list on Instagram I never got round to putting anything up here and have generally been very lax about writing blog posts lately. It seems that I have been struggling for motivation for both creating content for the blog and for creating in general. Since finishing sewing Christmas presents I have sewn the sum total of… Read more »

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Sew Frosting Dress

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So I was considering joining in the Sew Frosting challenge hosted by Closet Case Patterns and True Bias but didn’t really get that far in thinking about what I was going to sew and then I got thinking about possibly sewing another Christmas outfit* for this year and I can’t get deep forest green out of my head at the… Read more »

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Pippa’s Summer of Basics Plan

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I have been planning to take part in the summer of basics this year and have planned some of my makes out and even started the knitting but have yet to write them up in any form, so here are my plans: The idea of the Summer of Basics is to create the garments that will fill some holes in… Read more »

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Nikki’s 2018 Make Nine – update

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So it’s somehow got to 6 months through the year… quite how I’m really not sure. It’s has just whizzed by. But I thought it would be a good idea to do an update on my Make Nine challenge that I posted about at the beginning of the year.   In Progress Blanket – my red lounge blanket – this is… Read more »

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Nikki’s Summer of Basics Plan

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So this year I’ve decided to try and join in with the #summerofbasics organised by Fringe Association after Pippa told me about it last month. This post is a little bit delayed as I have been super busy finishing off all my PhD stuff, but late is better than never! The idea of summer of basics is to plan, make and… Read more »

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