Nel Nan and Nora’s Shannon Collection Trousers and Shorts (x2)

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I’ve had the Shannon pattern since it was included with issue 31 of Love Sewing Magazine (September 2016) and have used the dress and top pattern on a few occasions, which was really quick and easy to make. For some reason I didn’t make the trousers or shorts until very recently, but then having realised how much I like them, …

Nel Nan and Nora’s Colour Block Tunic

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Spring has been rather unpredictable this year, swinging from snow to blazing sunshine and back to chilly rain, so layering pieces are essential. The Colour Block Tunic works well as it can be worn on warmer days or with lots of extra layers for the less cheerful ones. I’ve been wearing it over my light blue jeans and with a …

Nel Nan and Nora’s Classic Culottes

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I remember wearing culottes as a child in the mid 80s and loving them! If I remember correctly, they were white with a red and navy trim. Maybe there’s a photo somewhere… After a gap of about 35 years, I sewed a pair using a Butterick pattern from Love Sewing magazine last summer in a navy linen/cotton mix but they …