Sewing

Whimsical Esme tunic

I bought this fabric at the op-shop for a $1 and may have squeaked for joy when I spotted it, and I am so thrilled with it that I wanted to share it with you all. I am not sure of the exact composition, but it has zero plastic in it, with a burn test […]

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Sewing

1930s beach romper

“What?” I hear you say “beach rompers at her age?” and you would be correct, I am possibly mutton dressing as lamb, but I possibly don’t care, I love these! They are, of course, the Decades of Style, 1930s Beach Romper, which I kept looking at and not buying, and then came the sale last year […]

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Sewing

Toaster sweater #1

Having blogged the Toaster sweater #2, my friend Hélène suggested that we both make the Sew House Seven Toaster #1 over the weekend, and thereby have a trans-national sewalong as she lives in Montréal and I, of course, live the other side of the world. I loved the idea and immediately went stash shopping for possible fabrics, […]

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Sewing

Toaster sweater

I have been inspired by a few bloggers to make this Sewhouse 7 Toaster sweater, but when I saw Hélène’s, with the pockets, I was smitten and had to get sewing straight away. I made version 2, and scraped  it out of a tiny bit of fleece that I bought to make a small person tracksuit when Tom […]

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Sewing

Scout & Tedra & Onyx

I haven’t had a lot of time for sewing lately as we’ve had lots going on. However, I have managed some simple makes between other tasks and here they are. I made yet another Grainline Scout Tee from some mustard and white spotted cotton that I have just become sick of seeing in the stash. I […]

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refashion, Sewing

A simple modification

I wasn’t going to blog this make because it is alarmingly simple, but then I did a clever thing (unbecoming lack of modesty, I know!), and thought I would share. I turned a RTW top into – er – another top (no, that’s not the clever thing!) Back when I was still buying clothes I got […]

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pattern review, Sewing

Hudson v Anima

If you’ve been reading along you’ll know that I made the Papercut Anima Pants (here), and loved them, although they seemed too big. Instead of making another pair (which I will may do), I thought I’d give the True Bias Hudson Pants a try and see if I liked them better. Well I didn’t! Am I the only […]

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