Tag Archives: Simplicity 2443

MMJ23 – Stop! Children Crossing

Most weeks for the past ten years I have cycled past Sabbir, but we’ve never spoken before. Until today. There I was, cycling to work, my brain empty of any thoughts other than anticipation of the extra hot wet grande … Continue reading

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MMJ17 – Drawing Attention To Myself

This is me with Steve, the Postie. We managed to snatch the 30 seconds of today when it wasn’t tipping with rain. Yes, I’m wearing a wool skirt and thick tights. Yes, it’s June. This is England! I love the … Continue reading

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Simplicity 2443 Jacket

Back at the start of January, I asked for opinions on some black linen with a silver pin stripe. It was pretty opaque and I wanted to know if you thought it could work with the Simplicity 2443 jacket. Many … Continue reading

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The One-Armed Bandit

Yeah, my toile only has one arm. What you gonna do about it? Look. It’s a minor miracle that I now make toiles at all, but I’ve learned from bitter experience that toiles do have two values: The ‘Does this … Continue reading

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Toile-Tastic!

Is there any greater reward in life than to come home and climb into your (handmade) pyjamas? Forgive me if I write this in my casual attire, but it’s been a helluva two weeks. With various family and friends staying … Continue reading

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Deep Breath and Dive In

Bow Blouse Alright, make yourself a cup of tea and get comfy. We have a lot to get through. First off, the bow blouse. This was based on my remake of a shop-bought blouse, as blogged about here. This version … Continue reading

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The Einstein or Eeyore Giveaway

Can you squeeze in one last present after Christmas? I think it’s time for a giveaway, don’t you? I wandered down to Saeed Fabrics today and bought two metres of this jersey. It’s a wonderful khaki themed varied stripe, also … Continue reading

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Class Creep

Mandy Shaw Wasn’t Kidding This is another make from Mandy Shaw’s ‘Quilt Yourself Gorgeous’ book – the Strippy, Stripy Bag. Another project made out of scraps and therefore ‘free’. I’m starting to see how truly economical quilting is. Those cut … Continue reading

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