Sewing

A stripey Sorbetto

I have made another Sorbetto I originally bought this fabric to make my baby son a pair of trousers and he is now nearly 24! Yes, that’s how old this fabric is!! It was clearly a remnant and is green and white striped cotton and I had just enough to get the¬†Sorbetto tank from it, […]

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pattern review

Colour blocked shift

I bought the fabric for this dress as two remnants from Potters Textiles, with no intention of combining them in one garment. However, they fell out of the stash cupboard together and I immediately saw the possibilities. I laundered them together in case there was an issue with colours mingling and when there was none, […]

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Knitting

Stashbusting without sewing

Once upon a time I was told to keep any piece of fabric bigger than my thumb, and being the compliant sort, I did! What I finished up with was a bag like this absolutely overflowing with tiny pieces of fabric. I finally had had enough of tripping over it, so upended it on the […]

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Knitting

Crumby cardigan

I made a Miette cardigan and had a notion that “miette” meant something small and sweet, but my recent investigations show that it means “crumb”. Hmm. Whatever. I’ve made a crumby cardigan!! The weather is clearly too hot for wearing said cardigan, but I couldn’t wait for autumn (could be months away) to show it […]

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Sewing

Japanese cotton shirt

The Stashbuster Sewalong theme for February is “love” – creating things for those we love, so I’ve been making my menfolk shirts. I already made the chevron shirt for Mark, and now I’ve made this shirt for Tom from the loveliest Japanese cotton in a tiny, little, check that I originally bought for Mark (oops!). […]

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vintage

Green linen dress

My sister emailed me at the weekend complaining that she was in blog withdrawal, so I whipped up this dress to appease her! We had one overcast day and I began thinking about autumn so put long sleeves in the dress. It may not see the light of day again for quite a few weeks! […]

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Mark

Chevron shirt

I have been hanging out to make a shirt with a chevron yoke, but was anxious about the process. Then I found the excellent tutorial by Pam from Off the cuff¬†and I was off and running. I used a lovely striped shirting from Tessuti, and chevroned (yes, that is a word) the yoke (outside only) […]

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Knitting

White moebius

This is the white lacy shoulder wrap from Cat Bordhi’s “A treasury of magical knitting”.   Mine is a little different from the one in the book because I made it too big, so I simply threaded some shirring elastic through it, giving it a frilly air. I knitted it from a linen/silk blend yarn […]

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Sewing

Retro daisy dress

This dress is made from some very ’60s reminiscent fabric I bought from the Fabric Cave in Sydney last year. It’s a lovely cotton with a sheen on it, and I had absolutely no idea what to make with it, but couldn’t resist buying a metre or two (at $1 a metre, how could anyone […]

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Sewing

Bubbly silk

This is the Vogue 1247 top that accompanies the wonderful skirt that I’ve made several times. I felt anxious about this top – it is what attracted me to the pattern and then I read the endless reviews and just couldn’t bring myself to make it. I finally bit the bullet and decided to make […]

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