Fabric shopping in Singapore, shopping, Travel

Fabric shopping in Singapore

    Following on my guides to Stockholm, Hong Kong and Kowloon, I thought I should do one for Singapore, with a few touristy shots thrown in.  One of the members of Stashbusting Sewalong 2014, Belinda, lives in Singapore and she sent me a couple of pages of very explicit instructions about where to go for fabrics […]

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Sewing, Sewing retro, Stashbusting, Travel, vintage

1960s wrap dress

Well, to be precise, it’s a three armhole wrap dress made from a 1960s pattern that I bought at Circa Vintage – Butterick 4699.   The pattern that I bought was quite small so I had to grade it up. I made a muslin (gasp!) from an old bedsheet to check my sizing, and although […]

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pattern review, Sewing, shopping, Stashbusting, Travel

Bellini #1

  This is the Bellini blouse from Capital Chic Patterns and is the first I’ve made. But it won’t be the last! I have to say that I  love this blouse and this love is going to be exhibited by showing you a gazillion different views of it. The news of the day was being upgraded to the […]

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refashion, Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

T-shirt refashion

In the spirit of Repurpose, Reuse, Refashion month, I had a rummage in my repurposing/refashioning basket and came up with half a dozen identical white t-shirts that had belonged to Tom. I picked three of them for transformation. I decided to dye them and thought I would like to use a natural product such as tea. […]

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