Sewing

Ivy knit top

I have been wanting to make this Stylearc top for some time but was concerned that it was going to be too big for me – I bought the size 10, which aligns to my measurements. Well, I finally made it and guess what? It’s too big for me! Everywhere! This means that it doesn’t […]

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Lutterloh, vintage

1936 Lutterloh

I may have mentioned previously that I acquired my Mum’s Lutterloh pattern system when she went off to the nursing home. This has spawned a whole new area of faddism (:)) and I am now busy finding vintage Lutterloh patterns. My first top is this 1936 blouse described as “Novel blouse with interesting closure”. This […]

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Sewing

Ducking in

I was in my local shops playing ladies with my friend S, when we suddenly saw a little family also shopping on a Saturday morning.   They had been helped across the highway by a cyclist and were obviously heading for a lake nearby but… someone’s suddenly put this massive shopping centre right in the […]

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Kwik Sew 3422, Mark, Op shopping, Sewing

A trio of shirts

Just so you know, I have been really busy in the sweatshop! Mark came home from Hobart with orders from his parents, which included socks and a shirt. I have knitted the socks and dispatched them, and now I have completed the shirt for Mark’s father – who was very taken with┬áMark’s┬áversion. This is KwikSew […]

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Lutterloh, Sewing

Back on the horse

Last night I embarked on making my third shirt in a row and suddenly decided that I needed new undies – right then! I have a myriad of patterns, some vintage, but decided on the one from The Makers’ Journal. I’ve had this pattern in my stash for a while and have been really keen […]

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GCC, McCall's 4289, pattern review, vintage

McCalls 4289

This is one of the patterns my sister found for me in an op-shop and I was instantly drawn to it. I love the neckline and the loose flowiness of the dress, BUT, I did worry about its rather youthful look. Mutton and lamb comes to mind a bit! Anyway, I made it a few […]

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Archie, GCC, Other creative endeavour, recycling

Cycle recycle

One of the things that makes me really happy about my kids is that they are prepared to recycle and upcycle, so when my son, Archie, brought this bike frame home from a verge throwout, we knew it had possibilities. A paint job, a new seat, new wheels and pedals and this is what he […]

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