Sewing, Vogue 1247

Papercut Anima pants – woven

I previously blogged my knit version of the Papercut Patterns Anima Pant, which turned out to be rather large and haven’t become any smaller with washing, so I had a go at making them from a woven fabric going down a size. I made them from some lovely double gauze cotton which I dyed in an […]

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Sewing, vintage, vintage pledge

Mondrian dress

I’ve been wanting a Mondrian dress since the late 1960s and have been looking for an affordable original dress pattern for a few years now, and even bought the Great British Sewing Bee book because it had the pattern in it. However, I was quite disappointed that it isn’t a very sophisticated pattern and seems to […]

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Sewing, Travel

Hobart holiday

Almost immediately upon arriving back in Perth from the UK, we left for Hobart, Tasmania. You always know you’re in Hobart by (a) the third world conditions at the airport, where airbridges are in a very distant future; and (b) Sammy the Seal sitting on the baggage carousel I had been watching the weather fairly […]

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My English roundup

I wasn’t going to write this post but a few people have asked me for more photos of our recent UK holiday, so I’ve put together a small travelogue. I say “small”, but I had many, many photographs to choose from and I tried to be careful not to include any that I’ve already used, […]

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Fabric shopping, Sewing, Travel

Sewing friends across the world

One of the loveliest things about blogging my sewing and knitting endeavours has been meeting new, like-minded friends. Last year I caught up with Hélène, who came from Montreal to New York to have breakfast with me – how cool is that? On my recent trip to London I managed to meet Sally from Charity Shop Chic and […]

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Fashion and textile exhibitions

On my holiday to the UK I kept discovering fashion and textile exhibitions and they were so interesting that I thought I might create a post to keep a record. The first one I went to was the Bath Fashion Museum which is housed in the Assembly Rooms, and which has a version of the iconic […]

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