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Is it Winter or is it Spring? BurdaStyle 01/2016 #115 and friends

It’s that changeable time of early Spring. One day is wonderfully sunny and legs and arms are barred. There’s a promise of summer in the air. The next day its back to grey skies and rain and 15°C as the … Continue reading

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Classic navy top in a modern shape: BurdaStyle 02/2016 #103

I really love this top! I love the fabric. I love the high low hem I love the plain back. I even love the silly little pocket! I especially love the proportions: sort of crop toppish, but I can lift … Continue reading

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The skirt edition of sewing at the beach

I made some skirts at the beach too. Simple stretch cotton summer staples. Fabric from the stash, but originally from Gay Naffine’s sales in July 2014 and November 2010. Red ticking skirt This is an adaptation of my asymmetrical wrap … 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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Knit evening dress in “action”

Thank you for your lovely comments on my knit evening dress. Here I am on the night with the gloriously glamourous and wonderfully gracious Catriona Rowntree, the MC for the event. Catriona was wearing a dress by a local Australian … Continue reading

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Knit dress #3; the evening version

I’m on a knit dress roll. What better than a metallic knit to make an outfit for a black tie event? Especially when you are time poor? And that metallic knit is already in your stash? The back story to … Continue reading

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Another boring knit dress?

Not with this fabric! I wondered about my chances of keeping this fabric for myself. There was a remote possibility. I might have even mentioned this, while it was being cut out at Stonemountain and Daughter fabrics, to the San … Continue reading

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Scuba knit vase dress

It’s done! So glad I took your advice and used this pattern. I love the shape. It will work with a thin merino top underneath and tights for cooler days, and on its own for warmer spring weather. Technical details … Continue reading

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Daffodil yellow skirt

Hurry up Spring. We are ready and waiting for you.   I used a Burda pencil skirt pattern that I had used before for Felicity. The woven version was close fitting, almost a bit too much so over the hips … Continue reading

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Poodle coat finished and modelled

I think she likes it… I like it too. It looks great and it feels wonderful. The fit is good too Perhaps a bit big through the shoulders and back (but that means it fits me too… not that this … Continue reading

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Poodle coat construction

I am having a lot of fun with this project.   Stand collar ‘interfacing’: not a fusible, but lovely Italian shirting cotton There’s something appealingly subversive about using “couture” techniques when sewing faux fur that looks like a poodle. Mais … Continue reading

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Chai Carrot Cake and Floral Nettie

This blog needs to be renamed from He Cooks… She Sews! to He Cooks…. She Shops, She Bakes and (just sometimes) She Sews… The Shopping. See previous post. The Baking. Chai Spiced Carrot Cake: 3 eggs 175g honey 125g gluten … Continue reading

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Not cold weather clothes

“Yeah I like my new skirt. But do I have to take my jacket off? It’s too cold to take my jacket off.” “Do I really have too?” “Ok if you insist, I will show my new Nettie body suit, … Continue reading

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Not-a-designer-knock off green cardigan

It worked! I have another cardigan to love to death. And a pattern for the next time I need to make one. What I did I traced off a pattern from my RTW cardigan for the front and back and … Continue reading

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The ongoing search for a cardigan/wrap

This is the RTW cardigan I need to clone. It came from a low end chain store, it’s basic, it’s boring in colour, and now it’s also pilled and a little stained. It’s also just the right length and shape … Continue reading

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