Monthly Archives: February 2013

Temptation is purple jacquard reversible fabric

Shall I or shan’t I? Participate in Tessuti’s competition, that is ( not buy more fabric! What do you think I am, a compulsive fabric buyer collector??!) Can you see a great retro dress made from this fabric? Burdastyle 12-2012-141 … Continue reading

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Acid sun dress

Whadayamean I have to have a photo taken for your blog? It’s too early and too bright out here. This is from the Brazilian pattern magazine, Manequim. The Curious Kiwi and Melissa from inspired (and enabled) me to get a … Continue reading

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One day we might have an Adelaide sewing blogger meet up..

Vicki the Sewing Scientist has had a brilliant idea to help us meet up, whereever we are in the world. Check out the Australian part of the map:   Here’s Vicki’s instructions on how to participate: Open this link to … Continue reading

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Striped scarf neck tie blouse

Kbenco and CherryPix weren’t wrong! This is a great blouse pattern, and will be a good addition to my work wardrobe. Technical details Pattern: Burdastyle 10-2010-118A Fabric: Silk cotton blend from Gay Naffine Construction: On this lovely fine and delicate … Continue reading

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I listened to your excellent advice and turned a dowdy frock into a summer dress. The length is now just above the knee, the butterfly sleeves are gone and the crossover surplice is held in place with orange buttons. I … Continue reading

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Red and white polka dots

This was supposed to be the dress I wore on Christmas Day. It got thrown in the corner, in great disappointment and unfinished, just before Christmas Day. I’m remedied the problems now. Jane from Jane’s Sew and Tell inspired me … Continue reading

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Chocolate mousse cake with coffee icecream

This is why elastic waists were invented. Chocolate Mousse cake 500g dark chocolate 2 tablespoon (T) golden syrup 125g unsalted butter 4 eggs 1 T caster sugar 1 T plain flour, sifted Preheat oven to 220°C. Grease and line a … Continue reading

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