Sewing, Stashbusting

Lutterloh jeans

    About 18 months ago I enrolled in an online course to make jeans with a Lutterloh trainer. I paid good money because the course promised to resolve issues of fit, and I got quite excited because I always have issues of fit. First we had to send our measurements to the teacher and […]

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self-drafted, Sewing retro, Stashbusting, vintage

My excuse? Movember

Actually, I can’t really claim Movember as my excuse for using fabric covered in moustaches, but it’s a good cause and I like to promote it any way I can. I didn’t have it mind when I bought this fabric, I don’t know what I had in my mind! I bought it in Spotlight from their home […]

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Knitting, Travel

Striped Danish

I made this jumper from a Hanne Falkenberg kit which I bought from Karin at Litet Nystan when I was in Stockholm. It is called “Studio” and the above photo is borrowed from the HF website. Hanne Falkenberg is a Danish designer and her work is well worth a look. This jumper took me a while […]

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Sewing retro, Stashbusting, vintage

Last vintage make for 2014?

  I planned to make this my last vintage make for 2014 but I am flirting with the idea of one more. Anyway, this one has been on the table for more than a couple of weeks, which is a long time for me, although I have been away. The pattern is Vogue 6919 which is from […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Bellini with a twist

Yes, I’ve made another Bellini from Capital Chic Patterns, but I’m not sure where my head was at because I didn’t try it on until I got to the buttonhole stage only to discover that I had made the smaller size by mistake. Far out  – I was not going to throw it away. I […]

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Stashbusting, vintage

It’s a wrap!

*Sorry, you are going to get this post again as something went awry and my text got cut off. This skirt pattern has been in my stash for a long time and I don’t know why I haven’t made it before. It is from 1977 and therefore falls into the “vintage sewing pattern pledge” category. […]

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Perth city views, Sewing, Stashbusting

A skirt and a hat

August was the Repurpose, Reuse, Refashion month and Amy from sewamysew hosted a competition. I made a few things but won a prize with my pink dress that I made from three of Tom’s old t-shirts. My prize was for “the best use of dye”. I was pretty thrilled to win something as some of the […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Make that Champagne with my Bellini please!

Just carrying on my cocktail themed makes from Capital Chic Patterns; I’ve made the Champagne skirt, which I absolutely love.   I’ve been seeing this skirt everywhere and decided I needed one – STAT! I got the pattern and fossicked through my vast stash for an appropriate fabric finally settling on a ramie/viscose blend with a […]

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