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Fancy Shirts

I made a shirt last year and I loved it so much that I decided that 2020 would be the year of the shirts. The shirt I made was the Byrdie Button up by Pattern Scout, I was testing again. I made this shirt from a cotton lawn and trimmed it with navy dobby. ItContinue reading “Fancy Shirts”

Pattern Testing the Lulu Cardigan

This make is giving me all the autumnal feels which is very apt as I both finished it and am writing this blog on the first day of autumn. I was very excited a few weeks ago when Casey of @patternscout contacted me and asked if I would like to be a tester for herContinue reading “Pattern Testing the Lulu Cardigan”

Africa, a different story

Last summer I was at an event hosted by Abjel Communications. The aim of the evening was to network, brainstorm, think and hear stories with the goal of getting a better story of Africa out there. A story of rich diversity, creativity, beauty, strength, struggle and hope among other things. Rather than just the hackneyedContinue reading “Africa, a different story”

Sew that stash

Hi, my name is Lena and I’m a fabric addict. My last fabric purchase at the time of writing was on March 1st at the knitting and stitching show. Almost 3 months now of no new fabric. In that time I have bravely walked into fabric stores like Sew Over It, Ray Stitch and DalstonContinue reading “Sew that stash”