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The Shire: Tee 1 Toile
Following on from the  Viking Dress toile , I made some changes to the pattern and commenced toile 4 (of the collection): widened sleeves a bit (though evidently not enough) took it in at the body shortened to make it tee-length added lace inserts Looking a...

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Twisted Seams in Jeans
I know I haven't mentioned it on here yet, but I'm onto my final collection of my BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Production at York College. It's called The Shire and is based largely on The Hobbit and LOTR ( follow my Instagram for better updates ). I've more ...

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Viking Dress in Jersey
As the Hobbit and LOTR are largely inspired by Nordic legends, I thought I'd put a Viking dress into my final collection. It's pretty much zero-waste too. I recently got an overlocker on eBay (Toyota SLR4D) and finally have it working properly! And learning...

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I love free-motion work!
As part of my most recent module at college, I started doing more free-motion work. I'd done some before, without a free-motion foot, but not very much. I think I decided to do it more here because the concept seemed to suggest embroidery and I was NOT goin...

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How to measure yourself (or anyone else) for a skirt draft
This is a throwback to a post I did a while ago on how to draft a skirt pattern. A reader messaged me and asked for a post on how to properly measure oneself, so I said I would do one. And here it is :)   The first thing to do is to tie some tape round your...

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Summertime Shorts
We've been having a heatwave here in Britain, and I needed some more shorts. I had what I thought was a pretty good pattern, but measuring the waistline I wonder how on Earth I ever managed to zip my un-stretched shorts up! I must have made some colossal mi...

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Lace-Blocked Tee
This is a 'quick' project that has taken me about a month or so because my guitar kept distracting me and begging me to play it ;). It's based on my TNT French Woven Tee pattern (self-drafted), but adapted to have a yoke-kimono cap sleeve, a separate bodice...

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How to Make a Saddle Cover from a Bag-for-Life
This is a quick and easy project. I made my saddle cover this afternoon because my old one has holes in it, which renders it somewhat less useful as a way to keep my saddle dry. You can download the pattern for free  here in A4  and  here in Letter size . I...
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