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Sewing Masin Jameela Jacket

I was quite surprised to win the Sewing Masin Jameela Jacket pattern, and I think I was chosen because I said I would make a gingham one. When I won it, I got out a green gingham sheet I had bought in an op shop, but I was slightly uncertain how the pattern worked so […]

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Stokx Play Pants

I’ve been looking at the Stokx Play pants and the Stokx Square Pants for quite a while and was thrilled to see that Lindy was a sponsor for Designin” December, so was extremely hopeful that I might get lucky and win a pattern. The sewing goddesses were smiling on me, because not only did I […]

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Jump start January Jumpsuit

I’ve recently had an urge for a jumpsuit that was kind of shapeless and which didn’t need anything worn underneath it. Not for public wearing, but to wander round the house in on a really hot day. Then I found the Fibremood Danika, which seemed to fit my mental image perfectly. It’s a bit shapeless, […]

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Rubbed off tee shirts and other things

For years I’ve been wearing a red tee shirt that I love but finding the pattern I used to make it has eluded me, so I decided to rub off a new pattern. In the process I remembered that the red tee was itself rubbed off a ready to wear black one (Visage if memory […]

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A nearly handmade Christmas, 2022

Between my sewing and the Cricut I figured that this Christmas would have a lot of handmade elements, and so it was. Here are a few. Mark did very well this year. I made him two pairs of speedos from checked fabric scraps left over from my bathers. Just in the nick of time apparently […]

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Designin’ December 2022

Every December Linda from NicedressthanksImadeit hosts a challenge to take a designer garment and replicate it for a fraction of the cost. I think I’ve entered every year since its inception, and I’ve often been inspired by designer exhibitions that I’ve visited. A couple of years ago I copied a Mary Quant dress and I’ve […]

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Issey Miyake challenge

Megan (meggipeg.com), Katherine (sewblooms ) and I caught up for coffee the day after Issey Miyake departed for that great atelier in the sky, and we decided that it would be lovely to make one of his patterns to pay him homage. We went home and started digging and we each found that we had […]

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Carnaby Street dress

I bought the Nina Lee Carnaby dress pattern at the Fibres West garage sale. I’ve been wanting it for a while, so was thrilled to find it for $1. It is such a simple shape, and it has pockets set into a front horizontal seam, which I really like. It comes with short sleeves, no […]

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Fibremood Rhonda blouse

I’ve participated in another Fibremood Link Party and chose to make this lovely blouse – Rhonda. I really like the style lines and feel that it’s sufficiently different to be a useful addition to my wardrobe. I also love anything buttoned down the back! These line drawings from the pattern show the longer front and […]

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New swimsuits

According to my records, 62 weeks ago I made a checked swimsuit out of scraps for my daily swim, and I estimate that I got around 300 swims (or more than 400 kms) from it before it lost all elasticity and became rather embarrassing when I got out of the pool. I needed a new […]

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