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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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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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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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Not a formal scuba dress for me: Burda 6858

Thank you for your lovely comments about Felicity’s dress. I have one more photo of that event to show you, because I have a scuba dress too… Why do I have a scuba dress? It was all part of the … Continue reading

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The mindfulness dress: BurdaStyle 07/2011 #131

No I haven’t found that pattern yet. But lets talk about something different. Why should the mindfulness colouring in trend be limited to paper? Fabric can be coloured in too! I had a lot of fun with this dress. And … Continue reading

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Party frock: BurdaStyle 07/2011 #131

This last month has been a whirl of work-related dinners and award nights. All three of them. I know. In between making tops for Felicity, I live such an exciting life! For the most recent event, coincidentally organized by He … Continue reading

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Pattern placement is not easy! Burdastyle 10/2014 #105

This fabulous printed stretch fabric seduced me in New York City. I knew it would make a great knit dress. And how much fun is that print?! It has girders, cityscapes, buildings, bright flowers, sunset-water reflections, and flowering cherries. But … Continue reading

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BurdaStyle 10/2012 #128 midi length fail.

Gorgeous isn’t it? Let’s see how it translates. Not so gorgeous. To be fair, both the skirt and sleeve hems are unfinished, but it was dowdesville, costume-y, and there was no way I was going to wear it. Shorter looked … 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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Hot rocks dragon skin dress: Burdastyle 12/2014 #112

This lovely pink and orange number was sewn for a church event on Mother’s Day. My dear friend M and I were Marvelous Mothers and sewed for our daughters as well as ourselves. The daughters: S in Vogue 8758 (OOP), … Continue reading

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Update on another WIP: the landscape dress

Remember me talking about this gorgeous fabric? You were most helpful in deciding which pattern to use and I even made a muslin. Then I got cold feet. Ruth of CoreCouture‘s pattern whispering of Vogue 9021 might have contributed to … 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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Jungle January Swap Dress

Dark chocolate and white stripes. My favourite type of Zebra. Lightweight linen. My favourite summer fabric. Loose fitting dress pattern. Another summer favourite. Piping and a metal zip in the right colours. I love my notions stash! A fabric swap … Continue reading

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Jungle January update

I am pretty certain I am not going to make up my Jungle January swap in January. But you need at least an update in January, right? I have the pleasure of Lara of Thornberry as my swap partner. You … Continue reading

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