one year one outfit

One Year One Outfit – Part 4

I’m nearly there with my One Year One Outfit project! Episode 4 is my shoes and bag, so I shall no longer be barefoot in the photos. The shoes have been a bit of a epic journey so this post is pretty media heavy – sorry! It all started with a log. This is part […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Bespoke jeans

I have tried several jeans patterns and always felt slightly frustrated, as none fit me the way I want them to fit. Then I did the jeans class at Workspace-FADS and it was a revelation. We all brought in our favourite jeans (I don’t have a favourite pair, but pulled out my “Not Your Daughter’s Jeans”), […]

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one year one outfit

One Year One Outfit final – Part 3

Here is the final (outerwear) garment in my One Year One Outfit challenge: a swing coat. This coat was self-drafted with the help of Sarah from Workspace-FADS and was loosely based on the Tessuti Sydney Jacket (previous make here), but evolved to a point beyond recognition. Here is the only part from the original pattern, which I really […]

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one year one outfit, Sewing

One Year One Outfit final – part 2

The second part of my outfit (part one here) is a corset, of sorts. At least that’s how it started out. However, the whole issue of boning was quite taxing. I had a friend offer to bring me some lamb ribs from her farm. Err, no, I don’t think so. Then there was a whole […]

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Japanese sewing books, Sewing, Stashbusting

Simply Sewn quilted jacket

I was going to entitle this post “Japanese sewing books for beginners” because if anyone is nervous about Japanese sewing patterns, then this is the book for them! First, however, my jacket. What can I say? I adore it! Back view first so that you can see the awesome hood. Then a rather untidy front view, […]

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self-drafted, Sewing, Stashbusting

A new skirt – size Sue!

This week in my pattern making class at Workspace-FADS I made a new block for a pencil skirt. I am always amused that, among the details written on the pattern, the size is written down as “Sue”. The skirt is a classic pencil shape except that it tapers in slightly at the bottom, preventing the […]

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Sewing

A bag and a bolero

I finished up with lots of brown felt left over from my earlier One Year One Outfit (OYOO) attempts, so I decided to make a couple of things. First up, a bag. I took my smaller piece of brown felt and put it through the washing machine to make it, er, more felty. Then Sarah from Workspace […]

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