refashion, Sewing

R is for Reshaping

I have a number of pairs of jeans – none of which fit me properly. I am exploring making some and am enrolled in several classes concurrently, but in the meantime, I have had a fiddle with these jeans. Here are some before photos They are Not Your Daughter’s Jeans and they are a fairly […]

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Vogue 1247

Q is for quintessential

  As in the quintessential skirt – or a typical example of skirts currently hanging in my wardrobe. This is Vogue 1247 which I have made before here, here and here. This version was made from a piece of rayon/cotton blend left over from a yet to be blogged jacket. I didn’t have quite enough […]

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Lutterloh, self-drafted, Sewing

P is for pixellated

This is a dress that I self drafted from a dress given to me for my birthday by my friend S. I used a piece of cotton that I had in my stash and which can only be described as pixellated flowers. I was immediately drawn to the fabric by the vibrant colours – greens […]

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Sewing, vintage, Vogue 1576

O is for Ottoman

Not a reference to the Ottoman Empire (as fabulous as that is) or footstools, but silk ottoman. I bought this fabric from Tessuti and have had it in my stash for a little while. It was part of the online purchase I made when I bought the material for Archie’s boardies, and it is divine, […]

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