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Some Sumekko hackery

One of the things that I’ve really enjoyed about Pattern Union’s new Sumekko pattern is that Sarah has urged makers to hack the pattern. I made the long dresses as per the pattern, and also made a short dress, but the time came to make a couple of tops. I had bought remnants from Woven […]

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Sobi belt

Many years ago I made a belt that reminded me of an Obi, so I always called it my Obi belt. I didn’t really have a pattern, having done my usual copying from a high end store trick. I recently wore it with my short black and white Pattern Union Sumekko dress and my friends Hélène […]

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Designin’ December: Marimekko knockoff and brand new pattern

Blog update: My apologies if you’ve already read this, but somehow the post got deleted (I was fiddling with settings) and so I’ve had to republish. Last year for Designin’ December I copied a Dior outfit that I had seen at the Dior Exhibition in Melbourne, and this year I decided to copy another dress […]

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More Sumekko dresses

You may have caught my last post where I made a dress for Designin’ December, which has given rise to a new pattern created by my friend Sarah of Pattern Union, which I think is better than the original Marimekko one we copied because this one doesn’t have side seams. After I had made that […]

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Transforming a tee take two

As I mentioned in a previous post, Kate from fabrickated is currently running a sewalong to transform a regular old t- shirt into something a bit different using fabric manipulation techniques. I did my first transformation here, but felt I had at least one more in me, so set about finding an appropriate t-shirt. I […]

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La Maison Victor Jeff and Isaac

I recently bought the latest men’s edition of la Maison Victor magazine and Mark chose four patterns that he thought he would like. I began by making the Jeff trousers, as I was a bit inspired by Andrew’s tap pants. They are pretty straightforward, but have interesting design details. The front legs are divided into […]

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T-shirt transformation sewalong

Kate from fabricated is currently running a t-shirt transformation sewalong, which looked like a lot of fun, so I thought I’d join in. Kate’s inspiration was Olivier Saillard’s fashion show, where he  transformed cheap cotton t-shirts by  using techniques of twisting and draping, pleating and stitching. Now I am truly hopeless at refashions, finding that I […]

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