Tag Archives: exposed zip

Asymmetric wrap skirt; BurdaStyle 12/2013 #109

Once upon a time, Sewingelle fell in love with a handsome skirt pattern And then this came along from her favourite RTW store, Veronika Maine How could she choose between these two loves? As the initial infatuation wore off, she … 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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Coral skirt

Despite my neutral expression, I am very pleased with this skirt! My plan to cut out a size larger worked; the fit is good, even when I lean back too much and it wrinkles! The diagonal pieced front is flattering … Continue reading

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Silly little dress (aka peplum top)

You can’t say I’m a slave to fashion. Any trend generally needs to be around for at least a season before I get around to sewing it. (Although that’s more to do with snail pace sewing and having too long … Continue reading

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Red and white polka dots

This was supposed to be the dress I wore on Christmas Day. It got thrown in the corner, in great disappointment and unfinished, just before Christmas Day. I’m remedied the problems now. Jane from Jane’s Sew and Tell inspired me … Continue reading

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Squares or circles?

A bit overwhelming together, but both the jacket and skirt work well as separates. I had some fun playing in my wardrobe. Technical Details Jacket: Pattern: Burdastyle 03-2012-109 Size: 36-44. I made a 42. Fabric: The fashion fabric is a … Continue reading

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Seafoam striped skirt with a repurposed zip gives new life to an Oscar de la Renta denim jacket

This denim jacket has been languishing in my wardrobe for about ten years. It was made with an Oscar de la Renta Vogue Pattern and a stretch denim bought in Tampere, Finland (my brother worked for Nokia for a while, … Continue reading

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No more UFO sightings

This UFO was a UFO because it was way too tight through the hips. By a substantial amount (about 4 cm- the whole sorry tale is here). Jenny and Stephanie had some very good ideas about fixing the problem. But … Continue reading

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The Big Winter Coat Finale

Here it is, in the fading late afternoon winter sun. Everything is done, apart from taking it to the drycleaners for a professional pressing (I hope that’s why the hem doesn’t look perfectly smooth yet..) This has been a long … Continue reading

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The Big Winter Coat Part 3

The sleeves have zips (thanks again to Tany for her great tutorial) The collar and facing are in, but the coat is still unlined and armless. The reason for my slow progress? I’m blaming delicious cheese platters.. and open fires … Continue reading

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Skirt inspired by Christian Louboutin shoes

This was a fun project in between the seriousness of the RTW Tailoring Sew-a-long. I’d been wanting to try a tulip skirt with exposed zip for myself after having made one for Felicity. I didn’t have a metal zip the … Continue reading

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Another straight skirt

A ‘quick and easy’ project after The Jacket that took forever? Good idea. I need a straight skirt for winter and making one now before I go overseas into very early spring is a great idea because I can take … Continue reading

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