Perth city views, Sewing retro, vintage

Vintage blouse

This is item number 3 in my vintage challenge, so by my reckoning I am producing one a month, even though my pledge is to produce 5 garments this year – I always like to under promise and over deliver 🙂 This blouse pattern is McCalls 5512 from 1970. It was innovative back then in […]

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Perth city views, Sewing


Does anyone remember the last time I attempted a peplum? It has taken me this long to have another go, and this time I used Vogue 8815. I know, peplums have probably fled the fashion scene, I’m always late to the party, but perhaps I’m early to the next one! As usual the outfit has […]

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Perth city views, self-drafted, Sewing

Another pencil skirt

Honestly, the titles of my posts are becoming more mundane by the day. I need another theme! Anyway, I made another pencil skirt following the sloper I made using So Sew Easy’s wonderful tutorial. Not a lot to say about this skirt really. It fits me better than the green one as I finally decided […]

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pattern review, Perth city views, Sewing

Many pieces

I have noticed that, on the rare occasions when I cook, I look for recipes with 3-5 ingredients. In a moment of wild introspection I realised that I am doing the same thing with sewing patterns, resulting in a seemingly endless array of shapeless shifts. What to do? Well, go pattern shopping of course! First […]

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