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Charlie ditches the Seventies…

As a child of the 70’s, hearing a pattern released with the word caftan in the title just didn’t send me. Don’t get me wrong, the seventies gave us some wonderful things. Fondue, thankfully enjoying the revival melted cheese deserves. Brown and orange , one of my favorite colour combinations ever…for clothing. Approach with caution…… Continue reading Charlie ditches the Seventies…

Curvy Sewing · Indie patterns · Papercut Patterns · Scarves

Winter in Sapporo…

I made a coat. A real, proper, grown up coat. So naturally all of a sudden the temperature rises and it almost feels like Spring around here, typical! When I first spied the Sapporo pattern by New Zealand independent company Papercut Patterns I really liked the style, but assumed as I was out of their…… Continue reading Winter in Sapporo…

Curvy Sewing · Dresses · Indie patterns · Jennifer Lauren Handmade

Pippi is no school girl now…

Winter. It’s the end of July here at Plum Towers & feels like Spring is a looong way off. However seeing the images of those poor people in Greece & California struggling with wild fires it would be rather churlish to complain about a bit (or a lot) of rain. It might make my deck…… Continue reading Pippi is no school girl now…

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Celia in the almost tropics…

  Hello from steamy Auckland. By steamy I mean 99% humidity steamy. That’s not a joke, in fact it was leading news on the main daily’s website this morning (to be fair, you’d be surprised what makes a headline on the NZ Herald). Thank goodness I have the news to tell me its hellish humid,…… Continue reading Celia in the almost tropics…