Sewing retro, Stashbuster, vintage

Vintage skirt

My friend Thelma donated some of her fabric from her stash to mine and part of it was this amazing stretch heavy cotton (?). When I first saw it I thought it was upholstery fabric, but I don’t think it is. I wanted a different shaped skirt for this, and I wanted to do something […]

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Mark, Sewing, Stashbuster, Tom

A bit of leave

I’ve been on leave (only three days, but combine that with Easter and Anzac Day and I managed to get 10 days off), and have been busy in the sweatshop. Over this time I’ve made quite a bit including two flannel shirts – one for Mark and one for Tom. They look pretty similar in that […]

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Sewing retro, Stashbuster, vintage

Blogger’s remorse

Does it ever happen to any of you that you blog a garment just too soon? Well, I frequently do it, but this was one of my worst offences – my green linen dress. Every time I wear this dress I take photos of it, and they just don’t work out properly. Finally (finally!) I […]

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Knitting, Mark, Stashbuster, Tom

Cropped sweater for winter

  This is the Cropped Sweater for Winter by Andi Satterlund found at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/a-cropped-sweater-for-winter. It’s a great pattern, knitted in one piece, it is a quick knit, and it’s free! I knitted it from some yarn from my mother’s stash and bought the pink for the trim in Auckland (then used the left overs for the doll crib). […]

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Knitwit, Mark, Sewing, Stashbuster, vintage

Rugby shirt

My husband adores rugby shirts and I have paid a lot for some (think Gant and Canterbury), and others I have bought quite cheaply (Macy’s in the US when I visit), but when he asked me to make him one, I thought, well why not? First I had to find a pattern, which I did […]

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Stashbuster, vintage

Blue and green should never be seen…

…except for with a nose in between – or so went the rather thrilling ditty we all used to recite when I was in my early teens (although I googled this and it actually should say “except for with a colour in between”, not nearly as exciting! Well, I quite like blue and green together, […]

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