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Fruit tingles top: Vogue 8805

I went to my local fabric store for thread and came out with thread and fabric. The fabric is pretty cute. An oatmeal coloured marle cotton knit with rainbow freckles sprinkled throughout. Practically a neutral. While I should have just … Continue reading

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Cielo Top and a Burda pencil skirt: BurdaStyle 11/2019 #110

My new year’s resolution to sew my fabric collection (AKA stash) is still going strong. Formerly too-precious-to-use fabric continues to break out of my fabric collection and into my wardrobe. This gorgeous fabric comes from Mood in NYC and was … Continue reading

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Christmas/New Year sewing

I love the easy days between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Perfect for sewing! And this year my dear friend M joined me. What’s better than a sewing day on Boxing Day? A sewing day on Boxing Day with a … Continue reading

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Sewing Competitions

Sewing competitions. Why do I enter? Because I love the community feel of being part of something bigger than me and my sewing machine.  Not so much because I think I could actually come first. The skill of entrants in … Continue reading

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Something old and something new

Well this is an unexpected bonus. My new sparkly linen top works very well with one of my old favourites. This skirt was recently rescued from the depths of my wardrobe. It’s a bit faded but still loved! But let … Continue reading

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Oops I did it again – Kalle Shirt

This time in June’s Meadow Liberty lawn. I did the same things as last time – lengthened by 10 cm and used a cut on button band – but I also used another Liberty lawn print for the hem facings … Continue reading

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Flouncing around: BurdaStyle 07/2017 #119

I’m following M of Nonsuch’s mathematical approach in one of her recent blog posts “I want to sew this fabric” + ”I want to make something with flounces” =  new top I’ve been wanting to sew this fabric for a … Continue reading

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Why I sew so much BurdaStyle

I received this Newlook pattern as a gift with Sew magazine bought in Heathrow Airport. Yes I am that person who buys sewing magazines to read on long haul flights. Fabulous I thought. A free pattern that’s looks so useful! … Continue reading

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Pink lace top with black trim: BurdaStyle 02/2013 #135

An easy top to sew with a Chanel like vibe. Not a lot more to say! The lovely pale pink lace fabric was a remnant from my dear friend M of Nonsuch Sewing. The pattern is BurdaStyle 02/2013 #135. I … Continue reading

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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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