Me-Made-May '14, Perth city views, Sewing

Two-tone Lola

  I spent most of the weekend at my dear old Dad’s bedside in the hospital, and when my sister took over for a couple of hours I rushed home and, instead of doing housework, I made a Lola! I have got some beautiful merino sweatshirt material that I bought for this express purpose, but I […]

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Knitting, Me-Made-May '14, Sewing

Tanko top

Today was the Perth Quilt and Craft Fair and I took a day’s leave to go and play with a couple of my crafty friends. I wore my just finished Dairing Tanko top – upside down so that I got that cowly neck. The photos were taken at the Quilt and Craft Fair on my […]

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Knitting, Me-Made-May '14, Sewing

Jaundiced Scout

No, I’m not talking about yellowed boy scouts, I’m talking Grainline Scout Tee and colour and emotion here! I made the yellow linen Scout woven tee to go with some outfits I’m putting together for a trip and thought it would be perfect with my long Gabriola skirt. The problem is that last night I thought it […]

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Me-Made-May '14, Sewing retro, vintage

Yet another vintage shirt

  …with advance apologies for the grainy photos, but I was on my way to the airport and it was pitch dark. This is the Knitwit 3600 shirt pattern with a collar modification from the last time, so it’s not quite as ’70s – luckily I’m not a purist! Instead of using a knit, I […]

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Me-Made-May '14, Sewing retro, vintage

Vintage knit shirt

I am having a bit of a run of shirts at the moment. I’ve made the Archer, but, because I have a lot of knit fabric in my stash, I wanted to make a knit shirt. Cue Knitwit 3600 from 1976. I couldn’t find this pattern anywhere on the web, but it is a very […]

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Me-Made-May '14, Sewing retro, vintage

1940s dress revisited

Remember that I made a wearable muslin of this dress? It is from the 1940s and is a sweetly elegant dress – until it gets on to my back! When I made the wearable muslin I found that my actual toile was a bit short in the bodice, so lengthened the muslin by 4cm to […]

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