Category Archives: Covid

More Masks

More masks, acknowledging the arrival of Covid Delta, and recognizing that we’ll be wearing them for quite a while yet. Both of these masks are Mr. Noile’s, and both are the Marfy free pattern.

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Taylor Tailor Canvas Wine Tote

This was a quick little fun project: a tiny tote bag for . . . just about anything. I whipped it up in a lightweight, canvas-like fabric that looks like a basketweave.

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Burda 6765 — Linen Top

This project turned out to be more “blouse” than the woven “tee” I’m always searching for.   But I’m really happy with it! Perhaps predictably, I did change things up a fair bit from the pattern.

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I AM Pan – Second Version

I’ve previously panned (heh, heh) this pattern in this post, but have attempted another version. It’s I AM Pan, from the French company I AM. The allure of a woven tee was apparently too much to resist. But I’ve changed … Continue reading

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Burda 6124 The Summer Tweed Version

I liked wearing these pants a lot when I first made them, but ended up pretty much hating the super-deep clown pockets. The pattern is Burda 6124. For my second pair, I drafted in-seam pockets, and I’m a lot happier … Continue reading

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Simplicity 2482, A Hoodie Dress Mash-Up

My beloved robe is falling to pieces and resisting all attempts to necessitate it. This is what I made to convince myself to retire my beloved old friend: “Very Benedictine” said Mr. Noile. To make it, I hauled out Simplicity … Continue reading

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Green Pepper F559 Full Moon Baglet

It’s a baglet because, even though I made the largest size in the pattern, it’s still quite compact. But for my purposes, it’s a great size, and the design is just plain fun. Contrary to what you see here, this … Continue reading

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Vogue 1486 Fungi Version

There’s a wonderful store in Montreal called MycoBoutique, which is all about the marvelous mushroom. Along with fungi, one can buy all kinds of foraging and collecting equipment, mushrooms themselves, and an assortment of lovely fabrics, all related, in some … Continue reading

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Burda 6579 Pieced Top

A circle-style skirt like my Adri Vogue 1524 wastes a lot of fabric, which left enough to make this Burda top. So I did. Burda says it’s a one-spool “easy”, and technically it is, but naturally I had to complicate … Continue reading

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Burda 6124 Stretch-Top Slacks

Covid, and a long post-surgical recovery, have put me off clothes entirely. Yet, they somehow seem necessary, even in these weird days. How to wear clothes that don’t feel like clothing? That is the question! As a start, I settled … Continue reading

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