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The dilemma of reversible fabrics

I know which side of the fabric is the right side, but what if I like the wrong side too? That makes it an unintentionally reversible fabric, right? This fabric is a delightful Italian linen from a high end English … Continue reading

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Linen wrap skirt: BurdaStyle 02/2015 #109

More sewing for Felicity This skirt was made with the same fabulous embroidered linen I’d used earlier for a boxy top. It’s a lovely wrap style with box pleats front and back and enormous pockets. Pattern: BurdaStyle 02/2015 #109B Size: … Continue reading

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The rest of the synthetic ensemble

Thank you for the lovely comments on the vest blog post. The other parts of the ensemble are the fabulous Rachel Comey skirt Vogue 1247. Rachel, we love that you drafted such cool pockets for this skirt. It was lengthened … 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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Asymmetric wrap skirt; BurdaStyle 12/2013 #109

Once upon a time, Sewingelle fell in love with a handsome skirt pattern And then this came along from her favourite RTW store, Veronika Maine How could she choose between these two loves? As the initial infatuation wore off, she … Continue reading

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Top fail times three (or fourth time lucky)

This was the inspiration. And this is what was eventually made. Why did it take four attempts?? Well the skirt was the easy bit. I just had to find the fabric. Thanks, Mood Fabrics (and a work commitment that took … Continue reading

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Green shoes, split image skirt and Rachel Comey top

New shoes need a new outfit, right? IRL, the shoes are a perfect match for the greeny-blue in the skirt fabric. It went from flat-pack-in-the-stash to pencil skirt in a few hours. (image from Tessuti’s) I did have a top … 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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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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A very ‘hip’ skirt and ‘Hannah’s’ blouse

I have ‘interesting’ but not always wise pattern choices. This is the fashion shoot photo: Those ‘wings’ are interesting aren’t they? They seem to draw attention to her waist, contrasting the difference between waist and hip. This tulip shape has … Continue reading

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Graphic print maxi skirt

This fabric had been earmarked for me even since I bought it. Clearly it spent too long in the stash, and it defected to Felicity… The defection had a good ending, of course! Technical details Pattern: BurdaStyle 10-2013-120 Size: 34 … 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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Cotton Twill won

“Won what?” muttered Silk Chiffon. “Gaudiest fabric? Least like a zebra? Greatest potential to be refused entry to the Jungle January playground?” “Maybe all of that” thought Cotton Twill to herself, with just the hint of a smug smile. “But … Continue reading

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Coral skirt

Despite my neutral expression, I am very pleased with this skirt! My plan to cut out a size larger worked; the fit is good, even when I lean back too much and it wrinkles! The diagonal pieced front is flattering … Continue reading

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Camel and chicken wire

The pink jacket was a bargain that come home with me from Indianapolis (Nine West, boucle). The problem was that it was not ‘my colour’. So not much, if anything, in my wardrobe went with it. Is it a bargain … Continue reading

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