Monthly Archives: December 2010

Ruffled shoulders

Yes, definitely second time lucky! This one is a keeper! Technical details Pattern: BurdaStyle 07-2010-121. Size: 36 Fabric: A lovely cotton batiste with a shiny surface. It was one of Gay Naffines fabrics and I had previously used it, unsuccessfully … Continue reading

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Panettone trifle

Last weeks Australian Review recipes section had a great recipe. Even She who Sews could make it. And she and Felicity did.   Ingredients Panettone (we used one with dried fruit in it, but any sort would be fine) 250-300 … Continue reading

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Paté pronto

Paté is one of my favourite starters. ‘She sews’ and I often order pate to share at a restaurant to start. I am surprised how easy it is to make… I must say that sometimes it works better than others, … Continue reading

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Second time lucky?

  [image from BurdaStyle] I’m a bit uncertain about whether my daughter will like this style blouse on her, but I think it will suit her better than one I’ve just made. This one is BurdaStyle 07-2010-121. No, she is … Continue reading

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Sewing for Granny

How do you learn which styles suit you and which don’t? For me it’s always been trial and error, and I have got better at recognizing the obvious losers before I sew them up. I think….most times…. well perhaps only … Continue reading

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Fruit mince tarts

I was having a conversation yesterday and I said “I have just popped some fruit mince pies in the oven…they better be good …with all the ingredients I don’t think I have saved much money”. I have to say these … Continue reading

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$9, a vintage piece, and one very happy seamstress!

Let me tell you my sewing machine story. My sewing machine used to be my Mums. It’s a wonderful Elna TSP Air electronic. Made in Switzerland in 1978. I learnt to sew on it. You get the picture? The machine … Continue reading

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