one year one outfit

One Year One Outfit Part 5

This is the last part of my outfit for the One Year One Outfit challenge where we are required to make a complete outfit from only locally produced and processed materials. This time I am able to show you my underwear which bears an uncanny resemblance to the underwear that Wilma Flintstone would wear had […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Brief Encounters dress – slightly hacked!

This is yet another awesome free pattern, this time from Deby at So So Easy, and it’s called the Brief Encounters dress and it’s supposed to look like this It is a skater dress with a close fitting bodice and a full circle skirt. Adorable non? As soon as I saw it I knew I had to […]

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pattern review, Sewing, Stashbusting

The Maya Bra: a winner!

I was lucky enough to be a pattern tester for the new Maya bra by Ana of Afilimonb, and it is a beauty! Not only that, but it’s free – how amazing is Ana to give this pattern away? I had been watching Ana slowly and rigorously develop the bra, paying particular attention to measuring and sizing […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Frocktails Frenzy

Last weekend we had the first ever Perth Frocktails event. For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, Frocktails was an event started on the eastern seaboard of Australia and I have watched with some envy all the preparations for the various Frocktails events. Anyway, Perth now has its own thanks to Nat from http://www.sewoutnumbered.com! […]

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Travel

Colombo in a nutshell

This is the final post from my India and Sri Lanka holiday – you’ll be pleased to know! I spent most of my time trailing round (or having a massage, or lolling round the pool: truly it was tough) whilst Mark worked , but I did squeeze in a bit of shopping. Sri Lanka has quite […]

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Travel

A trip to Galle, Sri Lanka

I was quite lucky because Mark had some business in Galle, Sri Lanka, so I got to accompany him. There is a new highway between Colombo and Galle which is supposed to reduce the travel time to an hour each way, but in reality it was more than 2.5 hours each way. Well worth the […]

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