GCC, McCall's 4289, pattern review, vintage

McCalls 4289

This is one of the patterns my sister found for me in an op-shop and I was instantly drawn to it. I love the neckline and the loose flowiness of the dress, BUT, I did worry about its rather youthful look. Mutton and lamb comes to mind a bit! Anyway, I made it a few […]

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Archie, GCC, Other creative endeavour, recycling

Cycle recycle

One of the things that makes me really happy about my kids is that they are prepared to recycle and upcycle, so when my son, Archie, brought this bike frame home from a verge throwout, we knew it had possibilities. A paint job, a new seat, new wheels and pedals and this is what he […]

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GCC, Op shopping

Charity shopping by proxy

One of my sisters is an avid op shopper so I have decided to put her to work op shopping for me. I gave her a list of things to look out for and she has been making some wonderful finds. My list includes patterns from the ’60s and early ’70s, and I now have […]

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GCC, pattern review, Sewing, Vogue 7525

Another Springlike day…

…and another new top. This time it’s Vogue 7525, which I was attracted to because of the neck shape and the asymmetrical hemline. Mine turned out like this – you can’t see the neckline but the “v” part which I really liked, sits right up at my throat, which I hadn’t envisaged. I also put […]

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GCC, Sewing, Vogue 8904

Spring dress

I have been getting a head start on my spring and summer sewing and today it seemed as though spring had sprung and so I got out one of my favourite new dresses made from Vogue8904, previously made and reviewed here I changed the design a bit. Instead of sewing the shingles into the side seams […]

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