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Giraffe – Simplicity 2613

Morning everyone! I’m slowly getting photos sorted of the items I have made since we’re finally getting some good light with the sunshine. I made this for my friend and her new bundle of joy back in December. It’s the giraffe from Simplicity 2613. I used a yellow dot minky that I’ve had in my stash for years, blue safety…

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Christmas Stockings

I have had two Christmas stocking panels sitting in my stash for a good few years now. I had always put off making them as I had mistakenly thought quilting would be involved and it was not long after I had made a few quilted duffel bags. I was quilted out. It was so long ago, I can’t even find…

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Teeny Beanie

I am in the process of making myself a summery top made with the pineapple fabric that you saw in a previous post. I sent a progress photo to a friend asking her opinion on how I should finish the top as it has a couple of options. She was telling me how much she loved the fabric so I…

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Fabric Haul

I may not be good at getting things sewn up but I am good at buying the materials so here is a look at some of the fabrics I have bought recently. I had my first trip to BST Fabrics which is based in South Shields, UK. I bought some cotton lycra, swim fabric and power net to line the…

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Reviews, Sewing

Review: Swedish Tracing Paper

As I don’t particularly like sitting, taping patterns together, I started getting them printed in a A0 format. My printer guzzles ink so for me it’s not more expensive than printing A4 at home. However, I did not want to cut those patterns up (I don’t like cutting patterns in general) so wanted to find a good material to trace…

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Mama Isabel Dress/Duster

Back in 2017, my graduation was coming up in the summer and I needed an outfit. I decided to try and make my own, I had Made for Mermaids‘ Mama Isabel already printed and had enough black viscose jersey on hand so started to make a toile. I went with the tulip hemline to add something different to the dress…

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