Category Archives: Sewing

When Fiona met Christmas prints: Closet Case Patterns Fiona sundress

A Christmas sundress for an Aussie Christmas. How could this not be an excellent idea? This is Closet Case Patterns Fiona sundress in a Chris quilting cotton from Spotlight. I made it in a size 14 with a FBA and … Continue reading

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What not to do with scuba: BurdaStyle 05/2011 #108B

Felicity was gifted some floral scuba and she has a church event coming up that needs a nice frock. Both she and I have wanted to make BurdaStyle 05/2011 #108B for a long time. Fabric and an event and a … Continue reading

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Green lantern dress: based on BurdaStyle 07/2016 #117

Several African wax prints were selected by Felicity when we had mother & daughter time in Paris two years ago. This fabulous green lantern one has been patiently waiting to be turned into a dress since then. Felicity and I … Continue reading

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Dress code ‘smart casual – frolicking in the fields’. Or what I sewed for my brother’s wedding

What do you do when you receive a wedding invitation with a dress code like this? You buy new fabric and make two new dresses. Of course! What other option was there? I had ‘nothing’ already suitable in my wardrobe … Continue reading

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Pencil skirts and turtle necks

No, I have not yet made an A-line skirt.  But I have made five pencil skirts and two turtlenecks. Why isn’t there a sewing related version of the Twelve Days of Christmas? Ahem, I digress. Five pencil skirts. Why? Well.  … Continue reading

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Secret pajamas maxi skirt: BurdaStyle 12/2015 #115

I’ve been trying some new silhouettes, styles, techniques and fabrics recently. Not all successfully. I think this skirt might, just, however, sneak over the line into the success category. Although I am challenged with styling it. Dowdy with my liberty … Continue reading

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My jacket journey to Itch to Stitch’s Hvar

My wardrobe is lacking in me made work appropriate winter jackets.  Not really surprising. Jackets, done properly, can be a lot of work. So, I purchased a lovely silvery grey ponte from Tessuti with a soft but semi-structured jacket in … Continue reading

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