Sewing, Stashbusting

Shorts and some leave

I’ve made some shorts from a bengaline remnant that I’ve had in my stash for a couple of years. I’m not sure they are the most flattering shorts – now I look at the photographs I think they may be a bit long, and perhaps a bit wide at the knee, but I fashioned them […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Vintage make #3

The second pattern I chose from Selvedge Shop as part of the prize for my 2014 vintage pledge is this Butterick 8609 from the 1950s. The pattern includes shorts in two lengths, a boat neck blouse and a jacket with a drawstring. I thought it would suit my summer lifestyle perfectly, and decided to make the longer […]

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Vintage swimsuit

This is Simplicity 7498 and if you think you’ve seen the fabric before, you would be right – this is what I used for my Bombshell, my Bombshell coverup, and for some Speedos, and yes, I still have more, even after this make! One of my personal aims this year is to challenge myself, and although this […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Jungle January Jumpsuit

Sorry, couldn’t resist the alliteration in that title! This is a follow up jumpsuit made from Simplicity 6959, but this time I made it from the lightest, softest, drapiest, viscose knit, instead of a very stiff sheet. I want to be a little less conservative this year and figured that this fabric and design might be […]

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Jungle January undies

It’s Jungle January so I’ve made jungly underwear! This is fabric left over from another, as yet unblogged, make. It is a stretchy viscose and is so, so, soft. The pattern is the Watson bra and undies, and for this one I focused on getting the inside of the bra neatly lined. What I did:** Firstly […]

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Flat Bottom Flo Pants.

This is yet another pattern from my 30% off haul from Style Arc in December – a trouser pattern designed for those of us who are challenged in the derriere department, unfortunately called Flat Bottom Flo. I bought this pattern in the hope that it would solve my baggy trouser syndrome, and solve it, it did. I […]

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