Monthly Archives: April 2011

Skirt inspired by Christian Louboutin shoes

This was a fun project in between the seriousness of the RTW Tailoring Sew-a-long. I’d been wanting to try a tulip skirt with exposed zip for myself after having made one for Felicity. I didn’t have a metal zip the … Continue reading

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Anzac biscuits on Anzac Day

Anzac biscuits are a sweet biscuit popular in Australia and New Zealand, and the story goes that these biscuits were sent by wives to soldiers during World War I. The ingredients don’t go off easily, and there are no eggs … Continue reading

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Coat muslin #1

This is boring sewing with ugly fabric. But it’s all good, because, I have made some progress towards Felicity’s winter coat (keep saying that..keep saying that..). The muslin is now complete (well, no facings, but I think that would be … Continue reading

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A cautionary tale of fusible interfacing

Fusible interfacing is so easy to use. Right? I bought the fusible interfacing for Felicity’s winter coat that I am making in Sherry’s sew-a-long the other day, and the helpful assistant at my local fabric store reminded me to prewash … Continue reading

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Slowly sewing-a-long

Oh dear. Sherry is instructing us on block fusing. I haven’t even bought all the supplies… But, today, some progress was made. I traced off the pattern, adding in the extra steps that Sherry recommended. Then I cut the pattern … Continue reading

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Tissus parisien [fabric shopping in Paris]

Isabelle of Kitty Couture has a great guide to shopping for fabric in Paris on her blog. So does Charlotte of Chinese Frogs in Paris. I was lucky enough to have a day to get over jet lag in Paris … Continue reading

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