Sewing, Stashbuster

My first Coco

I have been admiring all the Cocos being shown off in blogland, but I think the ones that tipped the balance for me were those by Did you make that? Karen has made a heap of Cocos and they are all divine, so I finally bit the bullet and bought the PDF version of the pattern, […]

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Sewing, Stashbuster, underwear

So peachy

So this is take two on the underwear front, but this time I have made a set. I had bought a couple of kits from Boobytraps and this is the first one I’ve used. Whilst it was lovely to have all the various bits and bobs to hand, I somehow managed to run out of fabric […]

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Sewing, Stashbuster

Short Gabriola skirt

My recent trip to New Zealand has slowed my production down somewhat, and I have had three things on my sewing table with a huge bank up of fabrics on another table! For days now I have felt as though nothing much has been happening and then suddenly I have two skirts ready to go. […]

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Sewing, Stashbuster

Not so small smalls!

Years ago I used to make my underwear, but as I got older felt that I needed something a bit more engineered. However, there are several bloggers who have been inspiring me to give it another go, including handmadebycarolyn and now Tasia from Sewaholic, sooo I stashbusted some fabric and some of my mother’s bra making bits and […]

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pattern review, Perth city views, Stashbuster, vintage

Special K shirt

When I had my recent pattern buying splurge, this is one of the patterns I bought (yeah, yeah, supposed to be stashbusting – I know, head hanging in shame). And I chose to make it with fabric that I’ve had in my stash for nearly 30 years! This is the most divine cotton (or maybe […]

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Sewing, Stashbuster

Mesh top

This is a version of Vogue 8854 previously posted here and here, and somewhere else but I couldn’t find it. Since seeing this photo of this pattern, I always wanted to make a light meshy version: This is clearly a bit small to see, but you get the idea. I think I was more seduced by the […]

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Perth city views, Sewing retro, Stashbuster, vintage

Vintage blouse

This is item number 3 in my vintage challenge, so by my reckoning I am producing one a month, even though my pledge is to produce 5 garments this year – I always like to under promise and over deliver 🙂 This blouse pattern is McCalls 5512 from 1970. It was innovative back then in […]

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