Tag Archives: cotton

Another African wax print dress: BurdaStyle 07/2011 #131

The two fabrics used in this dress are souvenirs from fabric shopping in Paris with Felicity last year. The pattern is BurdaStyle 07/2011 #131 in a size 44 with the cap sleeves swapped out for regular sleeves from BurdaStyle 10/2012 … Continue reading

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Wattle shirt-dress: Burdastyle 06/2013 #103 pattern hack

Going to a fabric store with Felicity means discouraging the purchase of multiple lengths of novelty fabric. She still manages to get a least one every trip. Last time it was quilting cotton with a wattle print. While I moan … Continue reading

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Party at the back dress: BurdaStyle 08/2014 #116

Looks like a sweet little dress at the front But it’s all party at the back with its lower back cut out, full skirt and mullet hem Yes, I added pockets. Because. Pockets are a Thing. Technical details Pattern: BurdaStyle … Continue reading

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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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Dashiki Dress: BurdaStyle 07/2011 #131

And now presenting the second of my Philadelphia wax prints in dress form. I took a long time deciding what to make and how to place the print. Pinterest was most helpful. Also an excellent rabbit hole to fall down … Continue reading

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Ghost Fish dress: BurdaStyle 07/2016 #117

My love of African wax print fabrics continues to burn strongly. Even after sewing two of them up. First up was the ghost fish. This is based on BurdaStyle 07/2016 #117 I really liked the asymmetric and wrapped straps of … Continue reading

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Christmas dresses

It’s already a week since Christmas and I haven’t posted about Christmas sewing yet. Outrageous. Anyone would think I’ve been on holidays! Two Christmas dresses were sewn this year. One for me. One for Felicity. Both Burdastyle patterns. Both in … 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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Sew, a needle pulling thread

..and following on from talking about some of my favourite things and other quotes from Sound of Music.. I give you dresses made from curtains for attending the Sound of Music this week in Adelaide. We thank IKEA for supplying … Continue reading

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Very Hungry Caterpillar shirt and shorts: BurdaStyle 06/2013 #120 and 03/2016 #113

Alternative title: Late summer sewing I neglected to blog about earlier. Alternative to the alternative title: three blog posts in as many days? what is going on? Let’s go back to Felicity’s formal. That event needed an after party (AP) … Continue reading

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A dress for Granny’s wedding: Burdastyle 12/2014 #112

Back to regular sewing posts! Felicity needed a new dress for her Granny’s wedding. Isn’t it lovely that her Granny was getting married again? Love is wonderful at every age. Felicity had great ideas for an outfit, but we didn’t … Continue reading

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The tale of two “muslins”

Are you a muslin (toile) maker? Or do you get straight into the pattern with your fabric and fit as you go (or, like me, hope for the best)? Felicity’s Big Winter Coat, 2011 I have made muslins in the … Continue reading

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Christmas dresses for my nieces

When I said the blog would return to garment sewing, I didn’t say that all my Christmas sewing was over! Reindeer Retro Dress Before the final fitting (after which, the hem went up about 10 cm) Pattern: BurdaStyle 02-2011-101 I’ve … Continue reading

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Blue and green with quilting cotton in between

Fancy pants chiffon dresses? pfft Oscar de la Renta laminated tweed? Give me a break! I need an easy peasy cotton sack dress. The less shaping the better. And anyway, who said blue and green should never be seen unless … Continue reading

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The Yellow Dress: Marion Bay Sewist version

This dress was constructed at a beach house in Marion Bay, South Australia. The beach house had all the essentials: Burda magazines, fabric, sewing machine, a table, good light. Oh, and a fully equipped kitchen. The esky was just the … Continue reading

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