family sewig, Sewing, Stashbusting

Summer flanno

I think we’ve established Tom’s obsession with flannel shirts, so I made him one for Christmas that was “flanno-like” but not actual flannel – it’s just a fine cotton which I bought in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong. I used my usual Kwik Sew 3422, which has been altered to fit Tom’s frame and extra […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Stylearc Billie top

I really took advantage of the 30% off patterns from Stylearc in December, and one of my purchases was the Billie top. I burrowed in my deep stash and found this fabric, which I bought from the Fabric Cave in Sydney (a kind of up market thrift store for fabric) and from which I have […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

StyleArc yoga pants

This is another of my StyleArc pattern haul – yoga pants which will probably never see a yoga session as I’m not really into that particular activity. These are the simplest pants to make – they took me a couple of hours on Christmas Day when I was between activities. We are currently camping and […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Father and son jeans

I made Mark and Archie jeans for Christmas. I’ve made a couple of pairs for Archie (here and here), but I’ve never made them for Mark before. Mark’s jeans are the same size as Archie’s, I’ve just taken about six inches out of the width of the legs of Archie’s, whereas Mark’s are the original […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Bluegingerdoll Bonnie top

I am not sure how or why I finished up buying this pattern, but having made it up, I am a total convert! It is the Bluegingerdoll Bonnie, which is a vintage inspired cropped top for┬áknit fabric with 50% stretch and good recovery. I used the leftover fabric from my latest Moneta dress. This is […]

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Another Moneta

I am such a fan of my first Moneta┬ádress that I decided to make another from some fabric that I’ve had in my stash for a while. I bought the fabric, as I so often do, on a whim when Knitwit was having a sale and then thought that I didn’t like it much. However, […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Stylearc Elizabeth top

I wanted some casual things to wear when I’m not at work, but wanted them to be dressier than a regular t-shirt, so, prompted by a 30% discount at StyleArc, I bought some new patterns. First to be made is the Elizabeth top It’s a bit clearer in the schematic. This top has got a […]

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