Scout tee, self-drafted, Sewing

Bespoke culottes

I’ve made a pair of culottes, or are they a bifurcated skirt? Hmmm! This is a pattern that I drafted in my pattern making class using my pencil skirt block as the basis. This surprised me, I thought I would use my trouser block, but no, they are based on a skirt. Anyone who has […]

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Mark, Scout tee, Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

Casual Sweet Clothes: Shorts

I was in a Perth bookstore and found this book. Another Japanese sewing book? Yes, I’m in! This one is by Noriko Sasahara and I am totally in love with every single pattern, which is very unusual for me. I thought I’d begin my exploration with the Shorts, pattern M. I forgot to get a picture […]

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Scout tee, Sewing

Silk Gabriola

I hadn’t really planned on making another long Gabriola skirt this quickly, but then I found some amazing silk and knew what it wanted to be! The skirt swishes most appealingly – because of the construction and because of the fabric. It felt perfect for the autumn weather we have been experiencing, due to the […]

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Scout tee, self-drafted, Sewing

Silk Scout

As you can tell, I am having a run on the Grainline Scout tees. I had this piece of silk left over from another project (as yet unblogged), so I used it to make this long sleeved t-shirt. It took about 2 hours to make, and I used the long sleeve tutorial to extend the […]

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Scout tee

Tiny Scout Tee

This top was from a tiny piece of fabric that I bought when I fell off the stashbusting wagon a couple of weeks ago. It is a lovely, soft silk and I had a choice of mixing it with something or making a simple, short top. I opted for the Scout Tee. There’s not a […]

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Scout tee

Back to work outfit

Going back to work after the Christmas break is always tough so I thought I’d create a couple of new outfits to help ease me into it. This was supposed to be an ensemble, but I’ve only managed the top thus far. I’ve been looking at the Grainline Studio patterns for about a year, and […]

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