Antique sewing and knitting machines, Sewing

Lumberjack or PJs?

Having made all those flannel shirts for my husband and son I thought I would like one for me, but I have that “I’m a lumberjack and I’m ok” song from Monty Python running through my head constantly so I used some lovely flannelette sheeting that didn’t look at all lumberjack like. Except… It turned into […]

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Me-Made-May '14, Sewing

Me Made May Day 4

Sorry about the title – no imagination today! This top is made from yet more fabric donated to me by my most generous friend Thelma. I used Vogue 8793 without the fancy bits at the neck. I notice that the fabric has bunched up under the arms, but when I had another look, I just […]

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Me-Made-May '14, Sewing retro, vintage

1950s blouse

I bought a vintage pattern or two from Nicole of Circa Vintage but she couldn’t find one of the patterns I had bought so she sent me two in substitution (great customer service, or what??). This is one of them – a 1950s blouse This is a quietly elegant blouse, but is a size too big so […]

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Perth city views, Sewing retro, vintage


I have been collecting Knitwit patterns for a while, but keep forgetting about them. Then I found this one during my tidy up and thought that it was just the thing to make a top from some fabric that I bought at Knitwit, the shop which used to sell these patterns (a nice symmetry, I thought) The […]

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