Jenny Shorts

This is another winner pattern from Closet Core Patterns! And I’ve only just scratched the surface by making the shorts. The first version was a trial using an unloved fabric from the stash. Bright happy colours but not on my good list for showing some dye run during prewashing. You know how this turns outContinue reading “Jenny Shorts”

Virtual Venice travel jacket: Closet Case Sienna Makers Jacket

I am so lucky that the only casualty to COVID-19 for me is garments I intended to make for a holiday. So far, that is, and long may it last. And for your family and friends too, dear readers. Keep safe everyone! I do feel a bit weird to be posting about sewing when thereContinue reading “Virtual Venice travel jacket: Closet Case Sienna Makers Jacket”

Cielo Top and a Burda pencil skirt: BurdaStyle 11/2019 #110

My new year’s resolution to sew my fabric collection (AKA stash) is still going strong. Formerly too-precious-to-use fabric continues to break out of my fabric collection and into my wardrobe. This gorgeous fabric comes from Mood in NYC and was purchased 5 years ago. A beautiful cotton voile with a huge pattern repeat featuring birds,Continue reading “Cielo Top and a Burda pencil skirt: BurdaStyle 11/2019 #110”

Festive Cielos

My love affair with the Cielo dress pattern continues. What better fabric to use in late December than Jocelyn Proust Christmas themed fabrics? The back yokes and sleeve bands are a brilliant place to use all those other cute Christmas remnants. I didn’t consult with Felicity about her contrast fabric so the contrast sleeve bandsContinue reading “Festive Cielos”

Rome Collection in Spain

I want to add my love for Closet Case Patterns Rome collection. I’ve made at least one of all the patterns in this collection. And tested them out on holiday in Spain. Firstly, my least favourite, the Fiore skirt. This is nothing to do with the pattern, but is all to do with me –Continue reading “Rome Collection in Spain”

Christmas/New Year sewing

I love the easy days between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Perfect for sewing! And this year my dear friend M joined me. What’s better than a sewing day on Boxing Day? A sewing day on Boxing Day with a sewing friend! The catering by He who Cooks was pretty good too. This Christmas/New YearContinue reading “Christmas/New Year 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 some other bodice side seam tweaks to get the fit right. I used a reasonablyContinue reading “When Fiona met Christmas prints: Closet Case Patterns Fiona sundress”

Is it still Summer? Another Kalle Shirt dress

The equinox has been and gone but it still feels like summer. Highs of over 30oC. No wonder I’m still sewing for warm weather! Yes another Kalle shirt dress. This time in tencel. I love this pattern. This is the fourth time I’ve used it. And I’m not tired of it yet. Some of theContinue reading “Is it still Summer? Another Kalle Shirt dress”

Oops I did it again – Kalle Shirt

This time in June’s Meadow Liberty lawn. I did the same things as last time – lengthened by 10 cm and used a cut on button band – but I also used another Liberty lawn print for the hem facings and inner yoke. I’m really the only one who knows it there, but it makesContinue reading “Oops I did it again – Kalle Shirt”

Bella and Kalle in pink linen for summer

Cool loose-fitting linen dresses are a must for summer holidays. Bella and Kalle provided just the right styles and my local Spotlight had a good selection of linens to pick from. All I needed to add was a sewing machine and some time! Pink floral Bella The linen was a little see through so IContinue reading “Bella and Kalle in pink linen for summer”

Baby pink linen Kalle shirt

I wish I was writing about having made multiple Closet Case Kalle shirts and shirts dresses. Sadly, I have only made one. So far. This is such a great pattern. I made the cropped version with the faced hem, but with 10 cm extra length. I like the idea of the chest pocket, but IContinue reading “Baby pink linen Kalle shirt”

Not cold weather clothes

“Yeah I like my new skirt. But do I have to take my jacket off? It’s too cold to take my jacket off.” “Do I really have too?” “Ok if you insist, I will show my new Nettie body suit, even if it is freezing.” Freezing, Adelaide style is 10°C. Isn’t she gorgeous?? “The scoopContinue reading “Not cold weather clothes”