By Judith on August 5, 2018
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Yesterday we had a fun Scrap Busting Saturday up at the Mill.
The classroom was alive with scraps getting turned into beautiful bags, cushions and quilts! (You can read more about the projects being made here.)
Oh how satisfying it is to breath new life into unwanted or left-over fabrics!
And speaking of fabric rejuvenating!
No 2 The ’60’s Revival’ Tunic!
This is my hippy tunic (made using New Look pattern 6068), not hippy perhaps in style, but hippy because it is made from 100% unadulterated C.R.I.M.P.L.E.N.E!
Yes you heard right!
I LOVE CRIMPLENE!
I don’t even know where a love for this nasty nylon came from! I love it so much I’m thinking of starting a ‘bring back the housecoat’ revolution!
And I feel it’s only right that I tell you now, I HAVE MORE CRIMPLENE! What joy!
That’ll be a few more hippy tunics to add to collection then!
And see that mug there? That’s my new folksy mug! Isn’t it fab!
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By Judith on June 26, 2017
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Hi everyone, how was your weekend?
It was a jubilant weekend in the Hollies’ house, with my eldest daughter home for the weekend, and as we celebrated mine and my youngest daughter’s birthday!
What a fun time we had with our crazy family!
Sadly the sun wasn’t around much over the weekend, but I did manage a wee photo shoot last week when the sun was out.
This is my Liberty summer tunic. Approx. 6 years ago I found some yardage of liberty cotton in a vintage shop. It was so reasonably priced I snapped it up!
Then in April 2015 I made a basic tunic with it, using a New Look pattern 6068. I wasn’t so happy with the fit and finish of it back then, so parked it (for several years!).
The recent glorious sunny weather recently motivated me to unearth the tunic, fix the fit and add some finishing touches.
The simple additions of vintage lacey trim and patch pockets have transformed the tunic, and now I totally love it!
It has been a joy to wear it recently, and I’m pleased to report it has withstood the washing machine too!
I would love to make more of these simple tunics, but my sewing room is all packed up and won’t be unpacked until August! Let’s hope the sun is still shining then!
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