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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Use Nine 2019 – Pippa

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Well, it looks like February might be the month I return to blogging and hopefully I manage to keep it up throughout the year. Part of my problem in the main part of the year is that I don’t like WordPress’s mobile app at all and I have issues uploading images to it as well! And I just don’t have… 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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Nerly Hat – Finished Object

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So this month I did my first test knitting for a knitwear designer and tested a cable knit hat, in fingering weight wool. Looking back on it I probably should have just stuck to pre-planned Christmas Knitting but this is probably going into the Emergency Christmas Presents box. Which just seems to contain knitted things at the moment! This hat… Read more »

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Planning a Knitted Vest

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In an oddly organised turn of events, I am already planning a Christmas make. Admittedly it is quite a complicated one so I thought I should sink my teeth into it. That and Shelia inspired me to start on the Christmas makes already. I am planning a fair isle knit vest for my Uncle so hit Ravelry for some inspiration:… Read more »

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Pippa’s Make Nine Update

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Now that I’m back from sailing the whole time I am thinking about what I want to sew, so I have had a look at my progress on my #makenine plans. So far I have managed to finish my blanket and my Sasha trousers (minus hemming them) and started on a nice floaty blouse for me. I am switching out… Read more »

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