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Gaye Proctor
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Flat Bottomed Flos
I've just posted this over at my new address  http://notionallybetter.wordpress.com/ Like many others I was very excited to see Style Arc release this pattern and I am very pleased to say that it has lived up to expectation.   First I made a pair of shorts ...

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I'm moving
Hi all I'm moving over to Wordpress. Hopefully, those of you who follow on Bloglovin will be automatically redirected. If not, or if you follow on some other way, you can find me at  notionallybetter.wordpress.com I'm sure it's going to be an improvement so...

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Celebration!
Last Thursday was Loy kratong, which is one of my favourite Thai celebrations. You can read more about it here , but basically you float kratongs down the river and release khom loy into the air. It is truly beautiful to see. I didn't take any pictures (whi...

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Barb skirt
Yes, you did read that right. Maybe you remember that I made these as a muslin for my Barb pants. Well, it turns out that I don't actually have much use for bright red shorts. But it seems I do have a use for a bright red skirt. Although it looks bright pin...

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Finally finished
Yep, H's shirt is finally done. As I mentioned in the blog hop post, just about everything that could go wrong with this did go wrong. I have sewn just about everything twice (at least). So first, the finished product... I probably could have ironed it befo...

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Blog hop
The blog hop baton has been passed to me from the lovely Lara of Thornberry . Lara is a prolific stitcher who makes fabulous clothes for herself and her gorgeous daughters. One (of the many) things I appreciate about Lara's blog is that she experiments with...

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A Black Thai Affair
I ended up with this Thai mudmee cotton quite unintentionally. I had bought it for the shop but on closer examination discovered that it had a couple of faults so I had to use it myself. What a shame, eh? M6702 in Thai mudmee In the photo above you can quit...

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A quick and colourful result
Sometimes you just need a quick and simple make. Especially when you have that "I want something new to wear tonight" feeling at around lunchtime. So I whipped up this colourful skirt. Took no time at all. Just take one metre of cotton sateen, one centre ba...

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To cowl or not to cowl?
That is the question. I've made M6604 twice now. The first time I ended up with bewbsmiles... M6604 As someone else said, "It is too tight but with too much excess fabric at the same time". (Sorry don't know who said it but from now on I will try to remembe...

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It's not you. It is the pattern.
Warning: Long (potentially boring) rant to follow. And it doesn't even have pictures. I've been meaning to write this for a while but didn't quite get around to it. Then yesterday I saw a post by someone who discovered that the finished garment measurements...
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