The last of the summer sewing

The season has turned, I’ve brought my winter coats back into the wardrobe. It’s almost too late to be blogging about summer sewing… but not quite! This top is Burdastyle 06/2016 #129 I’ve even used a similar colour to Burda. Mine is made from a floaty cotton voile that has been in my stash almostContinue reading “The last of the summer sewing”

Lovely pattern but with not quite the right fabric: Sew over it Eve dress

You know how sometimes you get the match making a bit off between pattern and fabric? No? Doesn’t happen to you?   It does to me. Sometimes,  I even quite like the mismatch. But that usually requires a brief time out. This was one of those times. Seduced by the cool vibes in London in SeptemberContinue reading “Lovely pattern but with not quite the right fabric: Sew over it Eve dress”

Flouncing around: BurdaStyle 07/2017 #119

I’m following M of Nonsuch’s mathematical approach in one of her recent blog posts “I want to sew this fabric” + ”I want to make something with flounces” =  new top I’ve been wanting to sew this fabric for a long time. It came from Liz of Designer Fabrics Australia. I am simultaneously wishing LizContinue reading “Flouncing around: BurdaStyle 07/2017 #119”

Sewing at the beach: BurdaStyle 07/2014 #108

Happy New Year! I hope you’ve had a great start to 2016. I had a lovely time at the beach: swimming, reading, catching up with friends, fishing and … sewing. He Who Cooks graciously made room in the car for my sewing machine .. ..and.. the overlocker. He’s a keeper! Can you think of aContinue reading “Sewing at the beach: BurdaStyle 07/2014 #108”

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. Pattern: This lovely top is from a designer in Barcelona: Paco Peralta. I’m not sureContinue reading “Paco’s draped top”

Graphic print maxi skirt

This fabric had been earmarked for me even since I bought it. Clearly it spent too long in the stash, and it defected to Felicity… The defection had a good ending, of course! Technical details Pattern: BurdaStyle 10-2013-120 Size: 34 -44, I made a 40. It was a bit roomy through the waist for FelicityContinue reading “Graphic print maxi skirt”