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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Sewing

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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Sewing

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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Sewing, Stashbusting

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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Sewing, Stashbusting

Watson undies x 2 – it’s elementary!

The minute this pattern hit my frontal lobe I bought it. A bra with no underwires? A no-brainer for me. The pattern is from Cloth Habit, and the bra pattern includes a long line and a regular length band. It is for stretchy fabrics, but it looks as nice in a knit as in stretchy […]

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family sewing, Stashbusting

Brown linen trousers

I came back from my sojourn in the bush determined to stashbust lovely fabric that I’ve had hanging around far too long. Cue this brown linen bought at Potter Textiles for some unremembered purpose. I decided to make Mark a pair of trousers that would be good for casual wear – i.e. coffee and shopping. […]

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