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Sew Over It Emma Dress in our Wanderlust Safari XXL Jersey

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Sew Over It Emma Dress in our Wanderlust Safari XXL Jersey
I chose a striking jersey print for this Sew Over It Emma Dress – the Wanderlust Safari XXL Jersey In Pumpkin And Grey by Hamburger Liebe.  I’ve sewn with Hamburger Liebe jerseys before and the quality is great.  GOTS-certified organic cotton and enough elastane to provide excellent comfort and recovery.

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Mimi G for Simplicity s8890 jacket in our local Linen-Cotton blend

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Mimi G for Simplicity s8890 jacket in our local Linen-Cotton blend

This cropped trench jacket was a slow make and provided some much needed respite from parenting over the summer holidays.  I’m delighted with the end result and it has become my go-to jacket as we’re heading into Autumn.  I began the Curated Closet process at the start of Lockdown and while I didn't managed to complete it, I did at least discover that I was in need of a short, lightweight jacket.  I had dutifully documented my outfits for 2 weeks and a consistent theme emerged – I was happy enough with what I was wearing, until it came time to leave...

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Penny Dress in our Tulip Cascade Digital Print Viscose by Lady McElroy

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Penny Dress in our Tulip Cascade Digital Print Viscose by Lady McElroy

It was love at first sight when I spotted this gorgeous viscose at the CHSI Stitches show earlier this year.  The colours are so rich – I had to have it!  I wanted a pattern with minimal interruptions so the print could really sing and the Sew Over It Penny dress with its relaxed bodice and full skirt was a great match.  I bought it ages ago and had been waiting for the good weather to come around to make it up.  I’m really pleased with this dress and I learned a few things along the way to share … The...

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Closet Case Patterns Sasha Trousers in our Tan Stretch Cotton Suiting

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Closet Case Patterns Sasha Trousers in our Tan Stretch Cotton Suiting
I have just finished my second pair of Sasha Trousers from Closet Case Patterns, using one of our Spring Summer 2020 suitings – a tan stretch cotton blend.  I’m very pleased with how they’ve turned out – lots of challenges in the fitting, construction and finishing so I have plenty to say!

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Thread Theory Finlayson Sweater in our Discovery Knitting fleece back sweatshirting

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Thread Theory Finlayson Sweater in our Discovery Knitting fleece back sweatshirting

Let me take you back to mid-December, Christmas preparations are in full swing, and I’ve given all my good present ideas for my husband Mike, to other people.  Starting to panic ...      Thankfully, I remembered that one of our lovely pop up customers had bought some of our Discovery Knitting fleece-backed sweatshirting to make a Finlayson sweater for her husband.  Reader, I shamelessly copied her took inspiration from her wonderful idea and set out to do the same.  I was a little nervous about making a Christmas present but it was a great excuse to work with a higher-end, more expensive...

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