Tag Archives: summer

Wattle shirt-dress: Burdastyle 06/2013 #103 pattern hack

Going to a fabric store with Felicity means discouraging the purchase of multiple lengths of novelty fabric. She still manages to get a least one every trip. Last time it was quilting cotton with a wattle print. While I moan … Continue reading

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Using the ‘right’ side of the fabric

Thank you for your kind comments on my last post about my reversible skirt. It is a bit ridiculous that making such a simple garment has been so pleasing, but it seems that lots of you are with me on … 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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Fun Sewing: Cleo Dungaree Dress

Does a 50 year-old woman need a teal blue dungaree dress? Did she sew one anyway? Course she did! And put all the pockets on the front … …and the tiny slit at the back, because she didn’t pay enough … Continue reading

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Party at the back dress: BurdaStyle 08/2014 #116

Looks like a sweet little dress at the front But it’s all party at the back with its lower back cut out, full skirt and mullet hem Yes, I added pockets. Because. Pockets are a Thing. Technical details Pattern: BurdaStyle … Continue reading

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Dashiki Dress: BurdaStyle 07/2011 #131

And now presenting the second of my Philadelphia wax prints in dress form. I took a long time deciding what to make and how to place the print. Pinterest was most helpful. Also an excellent rabbit hole to fall down … Continue reading

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Ghost Fish dress: BurdaStyle 07/2016 #117

My love of African wax print fabrics continues to burn strongly. Even after sewing two of them up. First up was the ghost fish. This is based on BurdaStyle 07/2016 #117 I really liked the asymmetric and wrapped straps of … Continue reading

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Christmas dresses

It’s already a week since Christmas and I haven’t posted about Christmas sewing yet. Outrageous. Anyone would think I’ve been on holidays! Two Christmas dresses were sewn this year. One for me. One for Felicity. Both Burdastyle patterns. Both in … Continue reading

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Silk chiffon tablecloth dress: BurdaStyle 03/2015 #121

Another awards dinner. What a social whirl wind my life is! Ha. It is. So. Not. But it did mean that another dress required. The wonderful online sewing community* gave me courage to cut into a silk chiffon that has … Continue reading

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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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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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Very Hungry Caterpillar shirt and shorts: BurdaStyle 06/2013 #120 and 03/2016 #113

Alternative title: Late summer sewing I neglected to blog about earlier. Alternative to the alternative title: three blog posts in as many days? what is going on? Let’s go back to Felicity’s formal. That event needed an after party (AP) … Continue reading

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Not a formal scuba dress for me: Burda 6858

Thank you for your lovely comments about Felicity’s dress. I have one more photo of that event to show you, because I have a scuba dress too… Why do I have a scuba dress? It was all part of the … Continue reading

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Japanese jacket

The formal dress is going well.How can it not when the best sewing day ever #2 was scheduled by M of NonSuch Sewing at her place? Even the snacks coordinated with my sewing . And that is very cool elephant … Continue reading

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