cooking, Mark, Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

New trousers in a hurry

Mark just visited Sri Lanka and a couple of days before he left he asked if I could make him some light, summery trousers for the non-work component of the trip. Enter deep stash! We ventured into uncharted territory and I had to ‘fess up that I had a large trunk of “secret” fabric,  and in […]

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Pink pants

These pants are a reprise of the summer cream pants (Vogue 8859 again), but in a lovely pale pink slubby cotton/elastine. It was slightly cooler in Perth so I took the opportunity to slip on my new Hitofude Cardigan. I forgot to say before that hitofude means “a single brush stroke” as this cardigan is knitted from a […]

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cooking, Kwik Sew 3422, Mark

Another shirt for Mark

Sorry for such an uninspiring title, but it’s late and I can’t think of anything 😉 My friend S and I went off to Potter’s and bought a few remnants and this is one of them, some lovely blue striped, cotton shirting, which I turned into a shirt for Mark using my old friend KwikSew […]

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cooking, GCC, Sewing, vintage

Betty Boop gets covered!

Ever since I made the Betty Boop bathing suit I have been wanting to make a cover up, but it had to be the right cover up, preferably with a ’50s vibe. To my joy I found a pattern in Melbourne (I think I squeaked when I saw it!) that is from 1957 and is […]

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Archie, cooking, GCC, Other creative endeavour, Photography, Sewing

Betty Boop

This is probably the scariest post I have done so far (although it is early days!). Inspired by HandmadebyCarolyn’s white bombshell (doesn’t she look amazing?), I rushed off and bought this pattern from Closet Case Files and decided that I had to have it in a polka dot! Given that these are ’50s inspired bathers, I thought […]

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