From Ikea throw to another Newlook 6471 top

You might see an IKEA VALKRASSING throw. I see 2 meters of 150 cm wide cotton double gauze. The throw was reduced to $20 – that’s $10 per meter. Bargain. Perfect way to tip my toe inexpensively into sewing and wearing double gauze. And what better way to do it than with Newlook 6471, theContinue reading “From Ikea throw to another Newlook 6471 top”

Navy border print top: Newlook 6471

If you’ve been reading my blog posts recently you’ll be detecting a theme – stash busting and dated patterns. Here’s another example. I’ve had the pattern for at least five years and the fabric for ten. This pattern was a freebie in a sewing magazine I purchased whilst travelling. I rediscovered it recently whilst organizingContinue reading “Navy border print top: Newlook 6471”

Turquoise, teal and blue floral top: BurdaStyle 08/2012 #147

Yes that was a new top under my coat in my last blog post! Well spotted M of Nonsuch. I had originally pulled out the fabric to use as lining for this coat. It’a been in my stash from before children (my eldest ‘child’, Felicity, is 24). The colours work well with my coat fabricContinue reading “Turquoise, teal and blue floral top: BurdaStyle 08/2012 #147”

Striped teal and mustard coat: Burdastyle 09/2008 #133

After the success of the ‘Valentino red’ jacket I was ready to try the other version that Burda offered – full length sleeves, longer length and a stand collar. Burda made their version in a fake fur. I had a knit boucle from emmaonesock waiting in my stash to be used. Same same but different.Continue reading “Striped teal and mustard coat: Burdastyle 09/2008 #133”

Mustard yellow skirt: Burdastyle 09/2008 #136

This skirt is from the same collection as the Valentino red jacket in the last blog post I like the details. And I like the way the jacket pockets are echoed in the skirt. So I made a skirt to coordinate with the jacket. This is a size 48 hip grading back to a sizeContinue reading “Mustard yellow skirt: Burdastyle 09/2008 #136”

A coatigan to remind me of my grandma’s carpet: Burda 12/2011 #114

I was lucky enough to get 2 yards of this totally glorious fabric from emmaonesock last year. It looks like a fabulous vintage carpet. It’s a wool fleece with raised areas, a brushed texture, and decorative selvedges. The design seems to be knitted in as you can see below on the reverse. The fabric arrivedContinue reading “A coatigan to remind me of my grandma’s carpet: Burda 12/2011 #114”