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Pattern Review: Stay Cozy Jacket

I found Ellie and Mac’s Stay Cozy Jacket pattern and saw the potential straight away. No, I wasn’t too inspired by the photos on the website, I have to say, until I saw the monochrome versions. It had an asymmetric hemline I liked, and the hood I wanted. The pattern was inexpensive, printing the pdf and assembling it was a bit annoying but not terrible.

Making of: zill pouches

These were afternoon projects (one for each I made) that ended taking a life of its own, and as usual generated a few variations along the way. I wanted a small pouch to hung...

Not a Choli Dress

While I was doing General Skills, I got a second hand Choli Dress from a friend, and Carolena herself helped me into it for the first time. I like it, and I’ve used it often, but it’s very obviously patterned for a straight or hourglass figure. The cut is great for moving in, but with my very wide hips and a narrow ribcage, the shape has room for improvement if I’m going just on the looks. So after I did my own choli pattern back in 2020, I started thinking of expanding it into my own take on the choli dress.

Mozuna Ropes

What are Mozuna ropes? They have metal sequins strewn in tiny loops along their length. They are wonderfully versatile as adornments. They can be wrapped around hips, layered over skirts, tied with hair. Learn how to make them!

Hair Flowers

I love wearing a big hair garden, but I am rather particular with the colours and flowers I like to use. I haven’t been too keen on the flowers I’ve seen available for purchase,...