Monthly Archives: October 2011

More skirts: getting good value from my BurdaStyle subscription

Peace and flowers Two simple cotton skirts. One sweet daughter. Third time this pattern has been used. The first time was red stripes in the New Year. Technical details Pattern: BurdaStyle 02-2010-104B. Size: 34-44. I made a 38. Fabrics: Cotton … Continue reading

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Skirt failure (or should that be sewist failure?)

Yes, this is a UFO (un-finished object), crumpled up, in the corner, in disgrace. This should have been an easy project. I was using a pattern I had made a few years ago. The fabric had stretch, so fitting should … Continue reading

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Think Pink: remembering Janet and Robyn

Pattern Review are running a sewing contest this month on pink garments. It’s not specifically tied to Breast Cancer, but this was a great opportunity for me to commemorate two wonderful colleagues and to use some pink fabric that had … Continue reading

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Retro dark floral summer dress

One of my Denver souvenirs has made it into a dress. I love this fabric and this style. And I like the wide lime green ribbon ‘belt’. I love the big gathered skirt. It would look even more fabulous with … Continue reading

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Additions to the Library

Yes, I know some of you think this blog should be titled He Cooks…She Shops. But that’s not going to stop me sharing another purchase! Up until now, my sewing library consisted of several full year sets of BurdaStyle plus … Continue reading

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Arrrrr ther’ be pirates at Middleton

If ye be wonderin’ what has happened to this blog and why thar be no posts for over a month, well, pirates be the answer. We had a rollickin’ time at the beach at Middleton last week. Relaxin’ it was … Continue reading

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