Tag Archives: cotton

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. ┬áNot so much because I think I could actually come first. The skill of entrants in … Continue reading

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