Tag Archives: Vogue

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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Best sewing day ever

I had the best sewing day ever with my dear friend M of Nonsuch Two sewing machines and the overlocker. Sewing themed T shirt. Champagne. Delicious leftovers from the previous efforts of He who Cooks… Bliss! We were selfless sewers … Continue reading

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Update on another WIP: the landscape dress

Remember me talking about this gorgeous fabric? You were most helpful in deciding which pattern to use and I even made a muslin. Then I got cold feet. Ruth of CoreCouture‘s pattern whispering of Vogue 9021 might have contributed to … Continue reading

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Jungle January Swap Dress

Dark chocolate and white stripes. My favourite type of Zebra. Lightweight linen. My favourite summer fabric. Loose fitting dress pattern. Another summer favourite. Piping and a metal zip in the right colours. I love my notions stash! A fabric swap … Continue reading

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Jungle January update

I am pretty certain I am not going to make up my Jungle January swap in January. But you need at least an update in January, right? I have the pleasure of Lara of Thornberry as my swap partner. You … 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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Blue and green with quilting cotton in between

Fancy pants chiffon dresses? pfft Oscar de la Renta laminated tweed? Give me a break! I need an easy peasy cotton sack dress. The less shaping the better. And anyway, who said blue and green should never be seen unless … Continue reading

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Knit evening dress in “action”

Thank you for your lovely comments on my knit evening dress. Here I am on the night with the gloriously glamourous and wonderfully gracious Catriona Rowntree, the MC for the event. Catriona was wearing a dress by a local Australian … Continue reading

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Knit dress #3; the evening version

I’m on a knit dress roll. What better than a metallic knit to make an outfit for a black tie event? Especially when you are time poor? And that metallic knit is already in your stash? The back story to … Continue reading

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Picnic dress

Back to regular programming; fitted dresses! (I will try to post a photo of the unfitted red dress on a real person soon, I just need to line up a few things…) Technical details Pattern: Vogue 8902 Size: 6-22, with … 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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Jazz and batwings

Cabaret means a new outfit, right? He who Cooks arranged tickets to hear an Australian jazz quartet last night. He also arranged pre show drinks and nibbles as well as after show dinner with two wonderful friends. What a guy! … Continue reading

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Seafoam striped skirt with a repurposed zip gives new life to an Oscar de la Renta denim jacket

This denim jacket has been languishing in my wardrobe for about ten years. It was made with an Oscar de la Renta Vogue Pattern and a stretch denim bought in Tampere, Finland (my brother worked for Nokia for a while, … Continue reading

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Late to the Vogue 1250 party

There is a reason that this pattern has 77 reviews* on Pattern Review. And is a best pattern of 2011. It might be that it is universally flattering to all body types. Or that it is also easy to make. … Continue reading

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Gifts from Canada

The postie delivered a parcel from Canada today. No it wasn’t snow, but it wouldn’t have lasted long if it were! It was MezzoCouture‘s give away chiffon PLUS two Vogue Designer patterns!! Lucky lucky me! Thank you TiaDia!

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