Archive for June 2017

Free pattern: Large beach bag

I know, it’s crazy: I don’t live anywhere near a beach and it’s wintertime.  However, a beach bag this size is endlessly useful for things like swimming lessons (in an indoor pool right now), sleepovers, laundromat visits, taking parcels to the post office and taking fabric around to your mum’s.          …

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My ex-favourite skirt just became favourite again

Some time ago I went through a phase of using cotton fabric for skirt linings.  I made three skirts this way: a dark brown corduroy skirt I wore for Me-Made-May, a long grey wool skirt also worn for Me-Made-May and a red corduroy Clothkits skirt. I thought a cotton lining would make the skirts warmer…

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3 Things I Learned From Me-Made-May

Me-Made-May is over and I enjoyed it!  My challenge was to “endeavour to wear at least one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2017 AND to wear my clothes with imagination and thoughtfulness and get out of the rut of wearing the same few things all the time.” Did I achieve this? …

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