Monthly Archives: August 2012


I am the proud owner of a new pair of socks! Inspired primarily by Carolyn, I got it in my head that I wanted some nice wool socks. Given that my knitting skills are non-existent, when I spotted this lovely … Continue reading

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purple floral skirt

This is version 4 of my pleated skirt design. Another quilting cotton print what was I had in mind before I made the navy one, but quilting cotton wasn’t in the stash and navy linen-cotton was. See how far that … Continue reading

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shirt shortening, round 2

OK, now to the good stuff – stuff for me! I bought these two linen shirts on sale (a few weeks apart) two, maybe three summers ago. My regular size seemed unusually narrow in the shoulders so I went up … Continue reading

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shirt shortening, round 1

Here’s another low-risk project to get the sewing juices flowing. My husband bought four linen-cotton shirts – same cut, different colours – something like 5 years ago. He once mentioned that he found them a little long and if I … Continue reading

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