family sewing, Sewing

Shorts and trousers

Once Mark retired he began to hanker after some different sorts of clothes, and his first request was for some shorts. He is wearing the first pair I made him with his new sports shirt. These shorts are made from some really nice fabric that I had in my stash, and it was only after […]

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family sewing, Stashbusting

Shirt Sewalong

The January theme of one of the Facebook groups I belong to – Sewalongs and Sewing Contests – is Making Shirts, hosted by none other than David Page Coffin, author of The Shirtmaking Workbook.  I was away for the first week of the SAL and will be away for the last week, which presented me with a little problem. I […]

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family sewing, Sewing, Travel

Burda 7142 for Mark

I made Mark a coat for our trip to New York and other cold far flung places, and, although it weighs a lot, it is warm! Warning: you are going to get random photos all over NYC.. First up, in front of the Flat Iron Building. This is an iconic building and I see that […]

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family sewing, Sewing

1960s shirt in a hurry

Archie has been trying to engage me in a conversation about a Woodstock themed party he was to attend this weekend, and I confess to feigning interest, having suggested that attendees hadn’t actually worn too much, so it was easy. Then I was unexpectedly free on Friday so I agreed to go op-shopping with him to […]

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family sewing, Sewing, Stashbusting

New outfit for Mark

As previously mentioned, Mark needs new work clothes, so I made him a whole outfit over the weekend whilst he was away. The outfit consists of trousers – Kwik Sew 4045, navy this time as the previous black ones were such a hit, and my old favourite, Kwik Sew 3422 for the shirt, made more […]

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family sewing, Stashbusting

Brown linen trousers

I came back from my sojourn in the bush determined to stashbust lovely fabric that I’ve had hanging around far too long. Cue this brown linen bought at Potter Textiles for some unremembered purpose. I decided to make Mark a pair of trousers that would be good for casual wear – i.e. coffee and shopping. […]

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family sewing, Sewing, Stashbusting

Reversible jacket number two

When I made my reversible jacket, Bridgette liked it and asked for one too. No second bidding required! I tried to buy the checked fabric but it was sold out, so I bought the same boiled, foiled wool in a herringbone pattern. Bridgette was still happy with that, so all’s well. This is the “evening” side, […]

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