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Short boxy tops: BurdaStyle 06/2015 #106

There has been a bit of (totally justified IMO) criticism of Burdastyle magazines lately.But it’s not all bad. Some of those boxy patterns actually turn out alright. Let me show you my evidence The cute Felicity version The trial version … Continue reading

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Liberty Love in a blouse: Burdastyle 10/2012 #122

I finally did it! Did what, you ask? Cut into my Liberty of London fabric. It only took two and a half years. Purchased in London in April 2014. Sewn and worn in Adelaide in October 2016. I’ve understood the … Continue reading

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Turning souvenir fabric into a winter Tee-top: BurdaStyle 06/2016 #101

Yes I did bring back some fabric souvenirs from Philadelphia. I’ll tell you about them later. Today is about souvenirs of Brighton. In particular, a lovely grey and baby blue boiled wool. I scored the last of that fabric on … 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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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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All the teal things: Paco Peralta Draped Top

My party frock in the last post is my favourite colour. I even love how this thread of this colour looks in my overlocker. So lets keep making all the teal things. A piece of fine teal woven fabric in … 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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Paco’s draped top

Yay! Back to ordinary sewing. I’ve made a top I can wear everyday if I choose to, not something that only get out of the wardrobe once a year for an art gallery exhibition opening or a black tie event. … 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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The last summer dress and drape-y overtop

It feels like autumn is coming, but I have one last summer outfit to show you. It’s perfect for hot days. Perhaps I’ll get to wear it one more time, before winter?? Yeah, I know, who do I think I’m … Continue reading

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Sizzling hot for Valentine’s Day

That would be the weather I’m talking about. Valentine’s Day is forecast to be least 31°C after another very hot week in the 30s and 40s. This double knit top is just not going to make it out of the … Continue reading

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Silver square neck top from 1992

The pattern is from 1992, the top is only a week or so old! This was one of my favourite top patterns and I used it several times in the nineties. Felicity thinks it’s vintage. He he. (Hmm, I guess … 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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