family sewing, Sewing, Stashbusting

New outfit for Mark

As previously mentioned, Mark needs new work clothes, so I made him a whole outfit over the weekend whilst he was away. The outfit consists of trousers – Kwik Sew 4045, navy this time as the previous black ones were such a hit, and my old favourite, Kwik Sew 3422 for the shirt, made more […]

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Sewing, Sewing for a cause

Kimono coat from scarves

I was given two scarves to turn into a kimono coat by Gabi from a local store (Heaven Wrapped).  Pinterest is full of similar kimono coats, many of which are being sold for $200 or more. The money made from the sale of this garment and others to follow will go to the Broomy Memorial Fund to help support […]

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Sewing, stashbusing

Kwik Sew 4045 – trousers for Mark

Just as Mark is thinking of retiring all his clothes have become rather shabby. Rather than going on a giant shopping expedition, which he hates, I decided to replace all his work clothes with hand made things. I started with the trousers… I bought Kwik Sew 4045 because I’ve made their jeans (Kwik Sew 3504) […]

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Knitting

First handknit of the year

I bought this lovely alpaca and merino yarn in Sydney at the end of last year, and I have finished it in time for the first autumn rains. There are two different coloured stripes because I was busy knitting away with the taupe stripes and I realised that I wouldn’t have enough to finish the jumper, […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Odds and sods

If you are expecting a post about haute couture, look away now. This post is simply reporting a few small activities with which I have been entertaining myself this week. First up, I’ve been experimenting with embellishing my Japanese bags. I’m hosting a sewalong for these bags in November and I want to play with some […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Salvaged Burda lace blouse

This blouse had been malingering in my cupboard as a UFO. It’s the lace shirt 116 from Burda Style 3/2013. I love many of the clothes in this particular issue, but the minute I saw this top I knew I had to make it. Coincidentally, some lovely heavy cotton lace that I had been coveting in Spotlight […]

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