Tag Archives: Ikea

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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Crazy Cat Lady Coat: BurdaStyle 12/2011 #114 and some more European travel

Isn’t it ridiculous? In a good way. Of course. The zip is functional and accentuates the design’s lovey boule shape. Flattering? No. Fun? Yes! Technical details Pattern: BurdaStyle 12/2011 #114 Size: 38-46, I made a 42. Fabric: Cotton canvas upholstery … Continue reading

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Brighton fabric shopping and other travelling stuff

I have the best job. I’m a wine scientist and I get to go to wine conferences all around the world. And usually in very nice places. Like Brighton, England. Brighton Pier, from the perspective of a merry-go-round horse Who … Continue reading

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From Oscar de la Renta suiting to IKEA upholstery fabric

You know those competitions where you use one pattern for different looks? I’ve got a great example to show you. This is BurdaStyle 11/2014 #110 The shorter version of BurdaStyle 11/2014 #111 Why do I make a shorter version of … Continue reading

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Coat muslin, IKEA style

I’ve listened to you and worked hard this weekend on my coat. I know you are expecting something like Burda’s vision of elegance for this pattern (BurdaStyle 11/2014 #111) But, I’ve made a muslin and it’s not an elegant coat … Continue reading

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Picnic dress

Back to regular programming; fitted dresses! (I will try to post a photo of the unfitted red dress on a real person soon, I just need to line up a few things…) Technical details Pattern: Vogue 8902 Size: 6-22, with … Continue reading

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Psychedelic ‘zebra’ skirt and friends

That’s enough chatter from the fabrics. Let’s talk about the skirt! It’s bright. Sunnies on? Right, let’s go for it. Here shamelessly trying to convince Ann that’s it Jungle January worthy by adding a Toucan pendant. Of course she will … Continue reading

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Lobster (and friends) dress

Elsa Schiaparelli, eat your heart out. We have scrimps, pineapples, bananas, cherries, strawberries, cocktails, olives and flowers as well as several lobsters on our dress. The old school hat, autographed by your school friends is an optional accessory. Technical details … Continue reading

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More Ikea fabulousity*

We went to Ikea to buy a bookcase last week. Two metres of fabric come home. I am ridiculously pleased with how this has turned out. The back story to this is a white A line sleeveless shift that I … Continue reading

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