Perth city views, self-drafted, Sewing

Bronte number 3

  I’ve had this fabric in my stash for many, many months and I am pleased that it’s finally left the cupboard. It is a knit panel which I’ve looked at on multiple occasions and had no idea what to make from it. I initially thought I would add another colour to it, and had […]

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refashion, Sewing, Stashbusting

Coco double act

I was going to entitle this blog “Two little maids are we” but thought better of it, however we do look rather, er, twinlike! (only in the clothing department!!)   Hot on the heels of Gabby’s Coco top, I made one for myself from the other two scarves that she kindly donated. I made her […]

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family sewing, Sewing, Stashbusting

Reversible jacket number two

When I made my reversible jacket, Bridgette liked it and asked for one too. No second bidding required! I tried to buy the checked fabric but it was sold out, so I bought the same boiled, foiled wool in a herringbone pattern. Bridgette was still happy with that, so all’s well. This is the “evening” side, […]

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refashion, Sewing, Stashbusting

1980s jacket refashion

  When my friend Thelma gave me a bag of fabric and clothing for refashioning, this multi-coloured suede jacket was among the goodies. Oh my word! This jacket is amazing. It is clearly from the 1980s and it is boxy with very wiiide shoulders. But it’s a work of art – all that piecing together […]

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refashion, Sewing, Stashbusting

Two scarves make a Coco

The lovely Gabrielle who owns the shop Heaven Wrapped gave me four scarves a while ago to make a top for her and a top for me. Terrifying! They are pure wool, shirred and quite fine and I wasn’t sure how they would make up. The label said Dry Clean Only, and how can you have […]

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family sewing, Heidi, Sewing, Tom

Matching flannos

When I got home from all my travels, the first thing I made was another flannel shirt for Tom, as he was about to go camping. Bridgette, his partner, asked (jokingly, I think!) whether I could make Heidi, their puppy, a matching flanno. Er, not too good at pet clothes, but I did offer to […]

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