Time Capsule from the 1960’s

Time Capsule from the 1960s

Recently I was given a gift of two bags and box containing fabric from a friend of our family, Will.  The fabric had belonged to four women: Will’s mum, her two sisters and their mum. The fabric had been sitting in a caravan for years, untouched by mice or moths, and Will’s mum was having…

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Free pattern: Large beach bag

Free pattern Large beach bag carried by Liz

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

My ex-favourite skirt just became favourite again Cloth Kits red skirt

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

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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