Monthly Archives: December 2014

Red and white edelweiss dress

I totally fell in love with this viscose knit from Designer Fabrics Australia. I think she might be evil. I like almost everything she posts. I show remarkable restraint be not buying the lot. Remarkable, I tell you! The fabric … Continue reading

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Christmas dresses for my nieces

When I said the blog would return to garment sewing, I didn’t say that all my Christmas sewing was over! Reindeer Retro Dress Before the final fitting (after which, the hem went up about 10 cm) Pattern: BurdaStyle 02-2011-101 I’ve … Continue reading

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I heart recycled stuffed toys

It’s that time of year when I descend into kitsch craft sewing for Christmas. Bear with me, garment sewing will return soon! I was inspired by these garlands at Woolworths He who Cooks thought something like this would make great … Continue reading

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Plans for December BurdaStyle sewing dampened

I’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the December issue of BurdaStyle. It came today. The package was unusually heavy. Every page was completely wet and stuck to the next one. The trip must have involved a nice long soak … Continue reading

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New fabrics coming to live with me (Gay Naffine and Lucy Giles fabric sale)

I missed the first day of the sale. Gay and Lucy’s workroom looked very sparse this morning after that first day of frenzied shopping by others! No doubt, everyone else’s shopping was a very good thing for my bank balance. … Continue reading

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Blue and green with quilting cotton in between

Fancy pants chiffon dresses? pfft Oscar de la Renta laminated tweed? Give me a break! I need an easy peasy cotton sack dress. The less shaping the better. And anyway, who said blue and green should never be seen unless … Continue reading

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