Sewing

La Maison Victor Jeff and Isaac

I recently bought the latest men’s edition of la Maison Victor magazine and Mark chose four patterns that he thought he would like. I began by making the Jeff trousers, as I was a bit inspired by Andrew’s tap pants. They are pretty straightforward, but have interesting design details. The front legs are divided into […]

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Sewing

T-shirt transformation sewalong

Kate from fabricated is currently running a t-shirt transformation sewalong, which looked like a lot of fun, so I thought I’d join in. Kate’s inspiration was Olivier Saillard’s fashion show, where he  transformed cheap cotton t-shirts by  using techniques of twisting and draping, pleating and stitching. Now I am truly hopeless at refashions, finding that I […]

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Sewing, Travel

Playing tourist with my sister

If you follow me on Instagram you will know that I’ve got my sister from the UK visiting and we’ve done some touristy things which I thought would be worth mentioning for general interest or in case any readers might pay us a visit here in Perth. My sister has visited us Perth many times, […]

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Sewing

Hats for him

I’m normally very alert to Mark’s requests but I completely dropped the ball on all his hints about me making him a hat – he claims for years! When I did finally get his request into my frontal lobe, we had a chat about what he wanted and the list was comprehensive! Must pack completely […]

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Sewing

Hacking the Maisie DIY drawstring dress

If you remember my last post I made the original Maisie dress from a light woven but only had two centimetres of ease instead of six and it’s a tidge tight, so I decided I’d try it in a knit. I used some gorgeous Liberty jersey that I bought from Shaukat & Co on the […]

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Sewing

Maisie DIY drawstring dress

I’m not sure if you’ve seen the brand new and FREE (!) Maisie DIY drawstring dress from Pattern Union. The DIY part of the pattern name is because you have to do the pattern drafting based on your hip measurement.  Once you have your measurement you simply follow the drafting plan, doing some shaping. The exciting […]

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