Machine knitting, Me-Made-May '13

Plated top

I think I may have blogged this top during Me-Made-May, but I can’t find it, so thought I would do it again. This is a self-drafted, machine-knitted top where I used the plating technique to get a contrasting coloured yarn on the inside. I made it about two years ago. Plating is simply threading the […]

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Archie, Sewing, vintage

Basketball anyone?

I was cruising through one of my Lutterloh books, when I found this rather nice design for a shirt from the ’60s. I was drawn to the opposing stripes and knew that I had just the fabric for it in my stash – a lovely black and white striped cotton/spandex shirting from Tessuti’s Melbourne. I […]

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cooking, Kwik Sew 3422, Mark

Another shirt for Mark

Sorry for such an uninspiring title, but it’s late and I can’t think of anything 😉 My friend S and I went off to Potter’s and bought a few remnants and this is one of them, some lovely blue striped, cotton shirting, which I turned into a shirt for Mark using my old friend KwikSew […]

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vintage

Vintage McCalls take 2

Today was another perfect spring day so I had the opportunity to wear another new dress. This one is another version of the vintage McCalls 4289 dress made in pink earlier this season. This time I made it with a patterned knit that is gorgeously drapey and extremely comfortable to wear and extracted from my stash. […]

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Archie, Op shopping

A flash of Spring

As previously mentioned, I have been doing a lot of spring and summer sewing but the weather has conspired against me wearing any of it. However, today is lovely so here is one of the many new things I have to wear. I was given the book, Stylish Dress Book, for my birthday and have […]

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