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Sewing projects

Sew sew sew, lots to finish:

1. Another Rag Doll


I finished this rag doll in record time for a first birthday present but I still have another to make for my own daughter. All of the body pieces are cut out from a special quilting cotton I bought in Edinburgh but no further.


2. Liberty Print Anna Bag


A gorgeous present for Christmas that I immediately ripped open and started the paper piecing front with lots of different Liberty hexagons. Unfortunately there wasn't enough material to make the bag front so I am waiting for the extra hexagons to be sent out so I can get back to this bag.


3. Oliver + S Pinwheel Tunic


The Pinwheel dress was completed with seconds to spare for my daughters birthday but the tunic has yet to be started. I have a lot of fabrics picked out for this pattern so I may have a cutting session and make a few at the same time.

4. Sorbetto Top

I have made a test version of the Sorbetto top (free pattern from Colette) with a FBA (my first) and hope to make more of this top as soon as I tweaked a couple of things. This material is earmarked for this pattern.



5. Kwik Sew 3760 Dress
I picked up a few patterns for myself in a recent Spotlight Sale and Kwik Sew 3760 was one of them. I'm tempted by view B in this gorgeous dragonfly fabric.









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