Summer 18 round-up.

It's been an eventful Summer! In my last blog I described the making of a dress to wear for my retirement party. Well, I am now well and truly retired..... I loved the feeling on the first Monday in September, when I didn't have the first day of term stress! But lots has been happening … Continue reading Summer 18 round-up.

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Double Willow.. and a hack too far!

From what I have read about the Willow tank and different people's versions of it, it should have taken an afternoon at most, including pattern tracing. Well.... Oh dear.... we've been on quite a journey, my Willow and I, so it took much longer than that for my version. Considering the mistakes I made along … Continue reading Double Willow.. and a hack too far!

Blackwood mark 2……. questions about fabric choice….. and stretch !

The experience of making of my first Blackwood was very positive. (You can read about it in its own My Blackwood Story┬áblog) But I still learned important lessons about working with neckbands and general management of knits and jerseys. Or so I thought. I did make mistakes, but I learned from them... not stretching the … Continue reading Blackwood mark 2……. questions about fabric choice….. and stretch !