New shorts: Mood Fabrics Piper shorts (free pattern)

It’s been a strange kind of month sewing-wise, because I’ve been flitting around a little more than usual, adding little projects here and there. There’s nothing wrong with that of course, and I in no way feel I have to stick to any schedule, but this latest project – these Piper Shorts from Mood Fabrics – are a good example of what I mean. I received an email about this new free (yep – free!) pattern on Monday night and had them finished Wednesday afternoon.

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Partly it’s because the warm weather has arrived and I’m thinking about cool clothes in the heat; the fact that it’s Me-Made-May has also contributed – I’ve made a few TNTs to fill wardrobe gaps I’ve identified, but will write a combined post about those later. The arrival of a baby girl also caused me a little diversion from my plans, as per my last post. All fun diversions and all rather successful, which brings me neatly back to these shorts. Continue reading “New shorts: Mood Fabrics Piper shorts (free pattern)”

New makes: Three t-shirt comparison – Plantain, Metro and Elise

I’ve had a bunch of t-shirt patterns sitting around in my patterns folder for ages and now that I’ve managed to (hopefully) crack the twin needle hemming issue once and for all, I thought I’d go ahead and try some of them out. All three tees are slightly different in style and since none of them took terribly long to put together, it was a fun experiment. Here are my findings!

The t-shirts

Your Honour, I present to you the three t-shirt patterns in question:

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Giveaway: duplicate patterns and Shape Shape 2

A short but hopefully sweet post from me today. For a variety of reasons (mostly related to my terrible memory) I recently realised I have a few duplicate patterns and a duplicate pattern book (all unopened) in my collection. I can’t say they are very similar to each other, but I thought it might be a nice little giveaway to anyone who is interested.

They comprise:

1. Shape Shape 2 book: a Japanese pattern book for women

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