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New knitting pattern - the Tegwyn Cowl!
Hi friends! I so happy today to be able to share with you my latest pattern - the Tegwyn Cowl! The Tegwyn Cowl is a super textured open work cowl - perfect for cosy winter layering! Looking equally good wound cosily around your neck or left to hand loose, t...

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Asymmetrical blue dress
Dear Your Royal Majesty the Queen, I would like to respectfully ask Your Highness for some sort of royal recognition for services to sewing (and thus, of course, therefore to your empire. A well dressed empire is a happy empire, I always say). Now, I know t...

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Chunky Cable Cowl - now available from both Ravelry and Etsy
Boy oh boy, did I have a busy weekend. Pics were taken, modelling was gamely attempted, knitting was arranged just so around my neck, patterns were pdf'd and an Etsy store set up. Woo hoo! I am beginning to feel that my life as a knitting pattern designer h...

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The brightest pink halter neck dress you ever did see! Vintage Advance 9393
Put your shades on, people - this dress is as bright as they come! If you squint closely, you can also see that the envelope claims it is "Sew Easy!" Aw, how cute - they even added an exclamation mark to boost your confidence. Don't make a muslin - just div...

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Banana choc chip muffins
Some people get really excited over a pair of shoes. Others, it's the perfect handbag that melts their ice cream. However, I save the pounce and the emitting of happy cries for when I spy some super ripe bananas, because once I have my hot little hands upon...

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TNT - Another Vogue 8184
I think anybody who sews for any length of time ends up with a TNT - a tried and true pattern that they turn to again and again. Fashion archivists will look through my sewing history one day far (hopefully really far) in the future, and start to log the Vo...

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So nice she made it twice! Vogue 9100
"Put your bets on, ladies and gents, put your bets on!" hollered the bookmaker, as the crowd surged forward to see which pattern Jorth would choose. Bets were placed left, right and centre, as Jorth spread her TNT patterns (tried 'n' trues) out on the table...

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The Vintage Green Dress: McCalls 7208
I had considered buying fireworks. Or at the very least a massive amount of confetti to throw gleefully around. And popping of champagne corks felt like a must! Because after years of lusting, and yearning, and pressing my greasy nose against the computer m...

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Liberty Tween Dress: New Look 6444
Genetics are a wonderful thing. My daughter has inherited, via a random combination of nucleobases zipping around at the moment of conception, not only my teeth (er, sorry about that one, Tyger), my dark hair and pale skin but also - and let me assure you f...

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Frocktails 2016 Dress aka Lady In Red
Chris de Burgh was, all things considered, rather proud of his back catalogue. He'd had some big hits in his day, but the one song he slightly regretted writing was that ever popular classic, Lady In Red . It wasn't the song itself that was the problem, but...
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