The Big C, World of Wee top transformation

In which I have an adventure sporting my new top featuring extreme bladder appliqué. Really? A … bladder? You betcha. “Ummmm”, said the lady in the shop staring at my chest (yes, I know this is not an unusual phenomena, although it is normally an affliction of the gentlemen in my world, however, I digress) […]

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The dress now standing on Platform One

Choo choo … is that yet another incarnation of the Lady Skater pattern on the tracks? Okay Pattern Police, hands up, I’m afraid it’s guilty as charged. In my defence, this dress is the ultimate quick fix for a bored wardrobe and in theory can be cut out and sewn in less than two hours […]

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The star spangled All American Girl dress

This confection of red, white and blue, complete with stars, stripes, half-naked wenches and glitzy USA typography, adorns my latest terribly understated  *embarassed cough* incarnation of the Lady Skater dress. As you’ll no doubt remember from my Intergalactic Planetary interpretation of the Lady Skater Pattern by Kitschycoo, I am head over heels in love with this pattern. It is […]

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Intergalactic planetary Kitschycoo-ish Skater Dress

Rockin’ it for all the intergalactic plus size women across the universe in my new dress and Men in Black sunnies combo. I will wear this dress for every single moment of the rest of my life and shall never take it off, no never, you hear me? LOVE the way this dress turned out. In my eyes it […]

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’Cause I am a champion & you’re gonna hear me roar

Oooh – what is this terrifying creature lurking in the long bamboo on a sunny afternoon? Okay, maybe not so big on the scary front but very cute. Check out the little pouchy cheeks on these guys! This king of the jungle and his entourage are the awesome wild side critters to adorn this fun print […]

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A bunch of Deer & Doe Plantains

Introducing my neon disco leopard print jungle january Plantain top, courtesy of those generous mesdames et messieurs at Deer & Doe. These are two more versions of their wonderful free top pattern … perfect for any knits lurking in your stash. This particular fabulous print looks like I shot and killed a spanglestastic disco diva big cat […]

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3 wurms, some magic wire & an island wrap

DECLARATION: This post features yarny goodness and fiddling about with some pointy sticks. Anyone with an allergy to knitting related blog posts should step away from their browsing device immediately (no, no, don’t look back, the knitting vibe will get you!) Please be assured that normal sewing service will be resumed shortly. Okey dokey, for […]

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Raindrops on roses & penguins on polka dots

Okay, okay, so I know they’re not quite the lyrics to acccompany Julie Andrew’s melody from the Sound of Music, but I strongly believe it is only because she didn’t have this enchanting fabric in front of her at the time. If they’d given her this fabric to make clothes out of for the troublesome […]

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Deer & Doe in the jungle

WARNING: this blog post features graphic photos of pattern slashing that some dedicated seamstresses may find distressing. I was smitten as soon as I saw this new pattern from Deer & Doe hit the Twittersphere. Not only did it look like an extremely useful everyday kind of top, but I already had some fabric in mind … […]

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Sewing a Christmas menagerie!

It’s Christmas Eve and there has been a veritable cavalcade of seasonal sewing in these parts. Yes, this time last year I absolutely promised myself that I would NOT put myself through these last minute deadlines and I would be sensible and actually go to the shop and buy some presents rather than try and […]

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