Sewing, Stashbusting, vintage

The real thing

I often make a wearable muslin of something and then never get round to making the real thing. Well stop the presses, because I have actually had another go at the 1954 blouse which I made for the Lutterlohalong, and I am quite pleased with myself. I improved the fit considerably by moving the front darts closer […]

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Sewing retro, Travel, vintage pledge

Mirror mirror on the wall…

…which is my ugliest fabric of them all? Part of this month’s challenge on Stashbusting Sewalong 2015 is to sew the piece of fabric in our stashes that we most dislike. So I went to my stash. Deep stash. I found these three contenders. I thought I had more than this, but they must be […]

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Sewing

How blogging expanded my world

I’ve always made things, but I have had several periods of hiatus in my life, usually brought about by life changing events. When I had children I loved making them clothes and I made clothes for both my husband and me, then we all grew out of my home-made things, and I channelled my creativity into […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

Lutterlohalong

This sounds very Hawaiian, but it is actually a little activity started by Amanda of the intriguingly titled blog “thankyouforthesuitcase“. We are sewing a blouse from a 1954 Lutterloh book (the blouse at the very bottom left).  Amanda did hers properly with a muslin, I just tucked into a piece of fabric that I could wear if […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

Ginger jeans in yellow

I’ve been desperate to make this yellow denim into some Ginger jeans, and I finally found the energy. I had to find said energy as the pattern I had traced off was a size too big so I had to redo it a size smaller. As you can see I’m wearing my jeans in Sydney, where […]

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self-drafted, Sewing, Stashbusting

Faux wrap skirt

I made a skirt which I drafted myself – yay! I will say at the outset that I like this skirt much better in real life than in these photos. I had this piece of viscose/spandex in my stash and there was too much to make a regular skirt and not enough to make a […]

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Knitting, Stashbusting

Proggy rug from knit fabrics

I haven’t made up the proggy bit, honest – that’s what these rugs are called :). This is an in progress photo. After I posted this to the Stashbusting Sewalong group I was asked to give some instructions on how to do it, and putting it in a blog post is the simplest way because […]

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