Foxy Coat – Twig and Tale

Hello readers! Yes I’ve been missing in action. My poor blog has fallen behind that large psychological wall where the gym pass and last year’s ballet classes are also hiding. Most days I consider pole-vaulting the wall and addressing all three situations and then it all seems too hard!

However, I still sew and I love recording my makes, so I rummaged through some photos today and found Hamster’s Foxy coat which is fitting for today’s wet cold day.

fox Twig + Tale winter coat

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Dinosaur Coat by Twig + Tale

Winter has arrived and it’s time to get out the Dinosaur Coat from Twig + Tale that I finished making at the tail end of last winter.

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New Pattern Release: Twig + Tale Forester Coat

Twig + Tale has released their new pattern this week – a men’s and women’s Forester Coat. I had the great opportunity of sewing up the jacket pre-release and although my husband possibly owns more clothes than me, it was a great opportunity to finally sew him something of substance beyond slippers and PJ pants.

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Makana Mermaid Tail

It’s March and I know we’re on borrowed time with the weather, because technically it’s Autumn, even though the days are still warm. Each weekend I have been scrambling to get us out doing ‘summery things’ before the chill in the air arrives and swimming is off the agenda for another year. So in a last salute to my favourite season, I show you our Makana Mermaid Tail which was included as a pattern in One Thimble’s Issue 16 magazine.

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Christmas PJs

Despite our crazy December that entails both kids’ birthdays (this year two parties!) in the lead-up to Christmas, I managed to sew Buggy’s Christmas PJs on time!

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New Pattern: Trailblazer Vest

Twig + Tale have released a new pattern this week called the Trailblazer vest. The vest is available in sizes 12m – 14 years and yes the adults version was released just the other day so you can make matchy-matchy sets if you wish! I decided to sew one a little roomy at size 6 to see us through a few cool spring days but mostly so it would have plenty of room next year over a jumper in winter.

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Bonfire Jacket – One Thimble Issue 5

Some years it is really hard to find lightweight cardigans or jumpers for cooler days and evenings in summer. This is one of those years, so it was great to try my hand at the Bonfire Jacket from Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns and Issue 5 of One Thimble sewing magazine.

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Loli Dress – One Thimble Issue 14

Buggy has been in my ear for some time now to make her a floor-length dress. Actually, I know she has something flamboyant in mind with layers of tulle and chiffon, sure why not? – we may have drooled over some pictures together once and if I get my act together this dreamy outfit will become reality. In the meantime, I thought the Loli dress from Issue 14 of One Thimble, was an excellent place to start her maxi dress wardrobe, using this bright floral spring fabric I picked up eons ago.

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Wild Things Hottie Covers

We recently got back from visiting my sister and her family in Sweden. In the lead-up to the trip I suddenly decided to make some hot water bottle covers, or hotties, for my nieces, thinking they’d make the perfect gift for a cold climate. In the end their house is so lovely and insulated and cosy, but the girls loved them and they are also perfect for sore tummies when you need someone to cuddle (Buggy gave them a little test drive before we gifted them!).

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