Tom, vintage

G is for Grafitti

This is what happens when I go online shopping when one of my sons is about – I tend to buy stuff! I was just having a little peruse of the Tessuti website when Tom came for a visit and he thought this fabric would be perfect for more boardies. To be truthful, I’m not […]

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Archie, Kwik Sew 3422, Mark

F is for Fiorente*

Flushed with success from previous efforts, I offered Mark another shirt. I flung open the doors to my cupboard and said: “pick a fabric, any fabric”, and he picked… (drumroll here) flowers! Tiny pink dimity printed flowers in a beautiful cotton lawn! Really? Are you sure? Oh well, at least I won’t have stripes to […]

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refashion, self-drafted

E is for equine

You are probably thinking horses or the Melbourne Cup (given the date) and you’d be correct! For those followers not from Australia, the Melbourne Cup is a horse race that “stops a nation” on the first Tuesday of November. Yes, we all stop working, dress up, put on silly hats (not me), eat lunch and […]

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Sewing

D is for Dalmation dress

Yes, this dress makes me look just like a Dalmatian dog (thought about trying to get a photo of me with one to show how I might blend in with it), but I do prefer to think that the fabric has pixellated ;). This quick unpick/seam ripper is in one of our local parks and every […]

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Sewing

C is for crinkle cotton

The weather is heating up and I have finally been able to wear this dress which I made weeks and weeks ago in anticipation of summer. The back is pretty simple – a couple of long darts, an invisible zip, and a centre vent. It is McCall’s 8233 – a 1996 pattern that I found […]

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