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I don’t have much time lately; I’ve been busy. When I do get down time, I’m reading or making clothes- here’s something I made recently on a day off:

Not technically outstanding but my most accomplished piece to date, with a pocket, collar, buttonholes, and sleeves. And side darts. It’s alright I think, for no pattern (I guessed measurements using the white Gap shirt) and no drawings/plans!

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Making stuffffffff

Here’s what I made earlier.

The worst machine stitching of my life on this! It really is a challenge sewing leather on my domestic sewing machine, even when it’s this thin nappa leather. It’s still skin, I guess.

And this because the other day at work I saw a girl wearing the most perfect polkadot jumper (I think from COS), and then trying on a super slouchy sweat; the inspirations which I have sort of combined here using fabric I bought when I was 11, from Singapore that I never got round to using for anything. Until now. See! Everything has a use eventually!