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Klimt the Kiss meets Tessuti Bella Dress

One of my favourite artists is Gustav Klimt and one of my favourite paintings of his is “The Kiss”. I’m not an orphan in liking this painting, nor of items made from copies of it. A quick web search revealed … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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A skirt of Japanese cats: BurdaStyle 05/2019 #112

Who buys Japanese fabric on holiday in Spain? Who wouldn’t when it’s as irresistible as this! I mean. Look at that cheeky cat in the middle with the ball of wool. And the smiley yellow one. And the little black … Continue reading

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The dress that’s IKEA inside and out: Butterick 6677

This fabric was another long term stash dweller but not of the too-good-too-sew variety. It’s cotton IKEA curtain fabric with a very simple bright print that Felicity loves and I don’t. Our local fabric store had this pattern made up … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Classic fitted shirt: #114burda04/2010

More #daughtersewing. A simple shirt elevated by excellent fabric and custom fit. This is why we sew   The deets Pattern: Burdastyle 04/2010 #114 (or, in instagram speak, thats #114burda04/2010) Size: 40 with 2.5 cm FBA Changes: left off the … Continue reading

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My new favourite dress: Lynn Mizono V1410

I am very late to V1410 party, but I am very very happy to have finally got there! This is an awesome pattern and so much fun to wear. I made two versions in quick succession in January and have … Continue reading

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Happy pants: BurdaStyle 01/2017 #110

These are Burdastyle 01/2017 #110 in a woven Indian cotton from my local Spotlight fabrics store and made without the hem bands – I just added length to the legs. I made these in a size 42 and they are … Continue reading

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Repeat offenders: Bella dress

I’ve being repeating patterns again. I made another Tessuti Patterns Bella dress. This version is sleeveless and made up in a gloriously happy silk from The Fabric Store. And of course it has pockets. It was hard to capture the … Continue reading

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He Cooks [pork pies]… She Sews [a BurdaStyle shirt 04/2013 #138]

For all the cooking He Who Cooks does and She who Sews eats, you’d think she’d return the favour and does some sewing for him, wouldn’t you? The odd pair of boxers and an apron now and then just doesn’t … Continue reading

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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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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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Sewing Competitions

Sewing competitions. Why do I enter? Because I love the community feel of being part of something bigger than me and my sewing machine.  Not so much because I think I could actually come first. The skill of entrants in … Continue reading

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