Sewing, Stashbuster, Stylearc

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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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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