Tag Archives: fabric

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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Formal Dress progress with bonus Easter cuteness

It has got to that stage. Of not liking what I am sewing. It’s not because I don’t like the colours of the fabrics I’m using… Graphic fashion fabric on the left, neon yellow crepe for the bodice underlayer on … Continue reading

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Help! I need panel print ideas

What to sew? Jungle January is on and I should be zig-zagging with a zebra. Or making a toile so that I can turn that glorious designer laminated tweed into a coat. But this digital border print is messing with … Continue reading

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Textile investment

Is it sad that I took an annual leave day to get to Gay Naffine’s sale? I think anyone reading this blog will understand… I met a few of you for the first time at the sale; that was so … Continue reading

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Dude food and Jungle January tussles

He who Cooks doesn’t seem to have trouble with his ingredients having strong opinions. Not enough minced meat for burgers? Some of those spicy sausages in the fridge will lose their skins for the cause. My fabrics, however, can’t seem … Continue reading

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The after effects of the fabric sale

Blues Graphic blue and grey print silk cotton blend Blue border print silk cotton blend Blue and white stripe silk chiffon ( to coordinate with the border print, perhaps..) Teal blue stretch cotton woven Neutrals Cream and taupe stripe stretch … Continue reading

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Attention Adelaide sewers

Warning. This post may cause fabric stash expansion. Gay Naffine’s fabric sale starts tomorrow. Gay only sells her fabrics twice a year, and much of the fabric is from her and Lucy Giles current seasons collection. I highly recommend these … Continue reading

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