Archie, Sewing, Stashbusting

White jeans take two

       After the success of Archie’s white jeans, I thought I’d have time to make my planned Ginger jeans, but no, Archie asked begged pleaded for another pair, but this time with an elasticated cuff round the bottom of the leg. I acquiesced on the grounds that all this practice will improve my own jeans when I […]

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Archie, Sewing, Stashbusting

White jeans to order

I was about to begin making my Ginger jeans when Archie asked me to make him a white denim pair and he wanted my best work (the cheek!). Naturally I didn’t have any white denim in my stash, so set about sourcing some. Easier said than done. I dragged him to Knitwit but he didn’t like […]

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Archie, Sewing, Stashbusting

Memory dress

A very dear friend passed away recently and I wanted to make a dress for her funeral as a way of honouring her, but also to give me an opportunity to spend some time in quiet contemplation of our friendship. I had a look in my stash and found a wonderful merino knit that I bought […]

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Archie, family sewing, Mark, Tom

Fadanista’s first anniversary

Or this post might be better titled “my year of taking selfies”. Honestly, I never have photographs taken of me, you could look through our family albums and boxes of photographs and note that I am the (often poor) photographer catching the moment. So I am so surprised that I have kept this going. Reader alert – […]

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Archie, family sewing, Op shopping

White shirt

During the February Stashbust Sewalong, which was about sewing for loved ones, Archie requested that I make him black and white shirts. I made the black one, and here is the white one! He thought the sleeves were a bit long and I couldn’t be bothered making them shorter, so I rolled them up. I […]

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Archie, Sewing retro, vintage

Dammit Janet

Yes, we went to the Rocky Horror Picture Show, and I went as Janet (or a very vague facsimile thereof!). I gave tickets to Mark and Bridgette for their respective birthdays and Tom and I went along for the ride. My dress is made from an original 1960 Butterick pattern. It says 34″ bust, but […]

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Archie, family sewing, Op shopping

Black shirt

I made this shirt for Archie whilst still in the month of February – sewing for those you love, in Stashbuster Sewalong land. I have finally captured him wearing it, albeit with the usual photographic reluctance on his part. It is Kwik Sew 3422, this time with short sleeves. The only changes I made were […]

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