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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Stripes, asymmetric gathers and a cowl

This was a fabric and pattern plan that could have ended badly. How weird would the stripes look as they bent around my upper body? Are gathers at the waist just a flag that says “there’s a pot belly trying … Continue reading

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Travelling stuff

This is a long meandering post about what I packed and wore whilst travelling for work to Europe in July, what sewing stuff I bought and some of the places I visited. Long and meandering. And somewhat self indulgent. You … Continue reading

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Overcoat pressure

Thanks for all your great suggestions on cardigan patterns. I wish I could just get straight on to making one of them. But I have a coat to make. By next Sunday. Why such a ridiculous time frame? Because on … Continue reading

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Fabric Gluttony

The evidence:  Anyone else in Adelaide go to Gay Naffine and Lucy Giles’ fabric sale? What did you get?

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Hot pink ponte skirt

I’ve found a new-to-me fabric shop in Adelaide: Catwalk Fabrics. Other sewists have mentioned it but I have never managed to actually visit. Until now. Lisbeth Moritz is the proprietor and it’s a tiny space in the ‘Paris end’ of … Continue reading

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Floral pussy cat bow

I like this top pattern. I couldn’t stop at one (and after all your lovely comments on my last post, I don’t think I can stop at one with that pattern either!) And I’m a sucker for bows Technical details … Continue reading

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Temptation is purple jacquard reversible fabric

Shall I or shan’t I? Participate in Tessuti’s competition, that is ( not buy more fabric! What do you think I am, a compulsive fabric buyer collector??!) Can you see a great retro dress made from this fabric? Burdastyle 12-2012-141 … 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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