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Sewing at the beach: BurdaStyle 07/2014 #108

Happy New Year! I hope you’ve had a great start to 2016. I had a lovely time at the beach: swimming, reading, catching up with friends, fishing and … sewing. He Who Cooks graciously made room in the car for … 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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Art Gallery Frock

An exhibition opening at an art gallery demands a New Frock. When the exhibition is designer fashion, the Frock specifications get a little more exacting. Luckily, I had just the fabric in my stash for an Art Gallery Frock: embroidered … 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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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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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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