Sewing News VII – Les Quatre Cents Couts


Well, hello strangers!  Sorry if I appeared to drop of the face of the Earth there – we’ve been away for 2 weeks and while I did intend to post via my iPad, the less said about that the better….  So anyway, lots of pretty stuff’s been happening – some of these will be older than a week now, because why limit myself…?

Sewing News
Quilting News
Knitting News
  • The Bowline Gansey pattern is new from Tin Can Knits (read about it here) – seemingly available in every size ever, it’s a simple take on a traditional fisherman’s gansey, knit up in Aran-weight yarn.  Super-cute, especially if you don’t fancy knitting with 5-ply wool 😉
  • Visit The Twisted Yarn for a 30% discount on knitting patterns by Kari-Helene Rane.  They’re gorgeous.
  • In case you missed it, I’ve rounded up 5 great sweaters to knit if you love the open-back trend.  With summer and winter options, in the course of my research I’ve realised I need to make them all…
DIY News

And I’m done!  Obviously 3 weeks is a long time in blogs, and there are tons of other awesome things I also loved, but we could be here for ever!  You all have a lovely weekend and see you next week,



P.S.  French-speakers, I apologise a thousand times for the terrible mangling of your language in the name of film title puns.  I couldn’t resist.  I’m sorry.



  1. PsychicSewerKathleen
    August 18, 2017 / 11:06 pm

    Thank you for including that link to The Pattern Pages. I’d not heard of it before and it was definitely fun to browse through 🙂 I was also amazed at how “vintage” Simplicity Patterns has gone. I remember when I started sewing (in ’72) there was only a couple of pattern companies to choose from and Simplicity was always my favourite then. Now I only have 1 Simplicity pattern! But that might change now seeing the direction the company is taking 🙂

    • Lucy Turner
      August 21, 2017 / 11:10 am

      I only heard about the Pattern Pages very recently too! I haven’t had time to go back and look at the first issue, but it’s quite cool to have a glossy-magazine-style layout with a sewing focus! I do love the repro vintage patterns – think I might have to get the dungarees…

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