Perth city views, Sewing, Stashbusting

A skirt and a hat

August was the Repurpose, Reuse, Refashion month and Amy from sewamysew hosted a competition. I made a few things but won a prize with my pink dress that I made from three of Tom’s old t-shirts. My prize was for “the best use of dye”. I was pretty thrilled to win something as some of the […]

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Perth city views, Sewing, Stashbusting

Blue shirt day

Today is Blue Shirt Day in Australia. When I googled this event I see that BSD is held the first Monday in October to raise awareness of bullying, but our BSD is on the first Wednesday and is to promote awareness of mental illness among men. Whatevs, I didn’t have a blue shirt, so had […]

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Perth city views, self-drafted, Sewing

Bronte number 3

  I’ve had this fabric in my stash for many, many months and I am pleased that it’s finally left the cupboard. It is a knit panel which I’ve looked at on multiple occasions and had no idea what to make from it. I initially thought I would add another colour to it, and had […]

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Free pattern, Knitting, Perth city views

Miette cardigan

This is my second Miette cardigan, knitted from wool I bought from Litet nystan in Stockholm (and finished with buttons from Hong Kong). This is fabulous wool, soft and easy to knit. It is Alta Moda Alpaca – baby Alpaca. I extended the length by two pattern repeats and also added several inches to the sleeves to make […]

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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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Perth city views, Sewing retro, vintage

Knitwittery

I have been collecting Knitwit patterns for a while, but keep forgetting about them. Then I found this one during my tidy up and thought that it was just the thing to make a top from some fabric that I bought at Knitwit, the shop which used to sell these patterns (a nice symmetry, I thought) The […]

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Perth city views, Sewing retro, vintage

Properly vintage

I made this dress as part of my vintage pledge. The pattern is Advance 3738   This is absolutely the sort of vintage styling that I love, but I really struggled to find fabric in my stash to make it. Firstly, it takes a bit of fabric, and secondly I really wanted a long sleeved […]

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family sewing, Mark, Perth city views, Sewing

The first flanno*

When I was busy churning out shirts for my husband and sons over the summer, they put in an order for flannos (Australian slang for flannel shirts) and this is the first. It is my usual KwikSew 3422, nothing changed, just endless pattern matching. If I say so myself, I did a great job of […]

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pattern review, Perth city views, vintage

Special K shirt

When I had my recent pattern buying splurge, this is one of the patterns I bought (yeah, yeah, supposed to be stashbusting – I know, head hanging in shame). And I chose to make it with fabric that I’ve had in my stash for nearly 30 years! This is the most divine cotton (or maybe […]

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