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Short boxy tops: BurdaStyle 06/2015 #106

There has been a bit of (totally justified IMO) criticism of Burdastyle magazines lately.But it’s not all bad. Some of those boxy patterns actually turn out alright. Let me show you my evidence The cute Felicity version The trial version … Continue reading

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Liberty Love in a blouse: Burdastyle 10/2012 #122

I finally did it! Did what, you ask? Cut into my Liberty of London fabric. It only took two and a half years. Purchased in London in April 2014. Sewn and worn in Adelaide in October 2016. I’ve understood the … Continue reading

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Is it Winter or is it Spring? BurdaStyle 01/2016 #115 and friends

It’s that changeable time of early Spring. One day is wonderfully sunny and legs and arms are barred. There’s a promise of summer in the air. The next day its back to grey skies and rain and 15°C as the … Continue reading

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All the teal things: Paco Peralta Draped Top

My party frock in the last post is my favourite colour. I even love how this thread of this colour looks in my overlocker. So lets keep making all the teal things. A piece of fine teal woven fabric in … Continue reading

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Paco’s draped top

Yay! Back to ordinary sewing. I’ve made a top I can wear everyday if I choose to, not something that only get out of the wardrobe once a year for an art gallery exhibition opening or a black tie event. … Continue reading

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Does this blouse measure up?

I was so torn this last weekend. I have a stack of beautiful new fabrics from San Francisco. But I also had a cotton blouse cut out for Felicity from fabric from Scotland. This project was sitting, waiting for me … Continue reading

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A very ‘hip’ skirt and ‘Hannah’s’ blouse

I have ‘interesting’ but not always wise pattern choices. This is the fashion shoot photo: Those ‘wings’ are interesting aren’t they? They seem to draw attention to her waist, contrasting the difference between waist and hip. This tulip shape has … Continue reading

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Silver square neck top from 1992

The pattern is from 1992, the top is only a week or so old! This was one of my favourite top patterns and I used it several times in the nineties. Felicity thinks it’s vintage. He he. (Hmm, I guess … Continue reading

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Camel and chicken wire

The pink jacket was a bargain that come home with me from Indianapolis (Nine West, boucle). The problem was that it was not ‘my colour’. So not much, if anything, in my wardrobe went with it. Is it a bargain … Continue reading

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Floral pussy cat bow

I like this top pattern. I couldn’t stop at one (and after all your lovely comments on my last post, I don’t think I can stop at one with that pattern either!) And I’m a sucker for bows Technical details … 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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Rhonda’s flutter sleeve top

Rhonda’s Creative Life is a treasure trove of ideas and patterns you can draft yourself. Plus a great series of alterations to sleeves and more. Wonderfully inspirational. And look at the gorgeous things she sews and how chic she looks! … Continue reading

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Wrapping up another blouse

I knew I needed to make another wrap front blouse. The teenage fashion critic does not approve of the print for this style. I confess I did buy this fabric with a fun winter coat lining in mind. She does … Continue reading

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Wrapped with my blouse

I loved this blouse when the September 2010 issue of BurdaStyle arrived in my letterbox, but, as is a common occurrence for me, I’ve taken over a year to make it up. I blame part of this on getting the … Continue reading

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Jenny Ruffles Shoulders

Last seen in subtle cream on a slender tween. Now appearing in bright red on a middle aged woman. This pattern scans across the generation and style divides! This blouse was made possible due to the kindness of Jenny who … Continue reading

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