Monthly Archives: November 2010

Stash building confessions

Look what followed me home from the Gay Naffine designer fabric sale yesterday As well as these lovely purchases I also met some Pattern Review members in real life. That was very cool! So what am I going to do … Continue reading

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Circle skirt that loves to swirl

This great circle skirt came preprinted on a panel. It’s been slumbering in my stash for several years, waiting for a sweet young thing with a yellow jacket and matching shoes to bring it to life. It particularly likes swirling, … Continue reading

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Yellow bolero

What a joy it was to make this jacket. The fabric was a pleasure to sew, the design was cute, and the final product looked great. And it is such a happy colour! The sleeves are particularly sweet And I … Continue reading

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Tea towel skirt

After my last complicated project I needed something easy. Why not make a straight skirt using my TNT (tried ‘n true) pattern (that’s Burda Magazine 07-2008-127)? That should be easy. Except that the fabric had a large pattern on it, … Continue reading

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Out of hibernation… into the oven

It must be spring; even the freezer got a clean out the other day. Try as I might to keep the freezer organized…. I try to label everything that goes into deep storage and have designated shelves for different things … Continue reading

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It’s a prawn cocktail Jim, but not as we know it.

Ages ago I spied a great looking entrée using avocado and prawns that I wanted to try but never got an opportunity. The dish that inspired me is from the Foodologist. Saturday evening I had a little time, some mangoes, … Continue reading

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A tribute to Paul Kelly

  I made so many mistakes that this dress got named “I done all the dumb things” and that was only half way through the project!   “Welcome, sewists, to the show I’m the one who should be lying low … Continue reading

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