Sewing

Fibremood Rhonda blouse

I’ve participated in another Fibremood Link Party and chose to make this lovely blouse – Rhonda. I really like the style lines and feel that it’s sufficiently different to be a useful addition to my wardrobe. I also love anything buttoned down the back! These line drawings from the pattern show the longer front and […]

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Sewing

New swimsuits

According to my records, 62 weeks ago I made a checked swimsuit out of scraps for my daily swim, and I estimate that I got around 300 swims (or more than 400 kms) from it before it lost all elasticity and became rather embarrassing when I got out of the pool. I needed a new […]

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Sewing

Playing Cricut

I couldn’t resist this, as “cricut” is pronounced “cricket” and I know people who actually think I am playing the game! Of course I’m playing with my Cricut cutting machine and I have had a great deal of fun. When I got it I thought the majority of my making would be with fabric and […]

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Sewing

A new again dress/top

I had no idea what to call this post, but the November theme for Make a Garment a Month sewalong (Magamsewalong) over on IG is New Again November and this garment certainly qualifies. This lovely blue double gauze arrived in my stash as a donation from Jenny (@joeandroxy) – I think! When I opened it […]

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Frocktails 2022

I wasn’t going to make a new outfit for Frocktails this year, but then I saw Rhonda from @sewbusted on IG had made Vogue 9305 and I remembered I had bought the pattern in an op shop a few years ago and thought it might be perfect over a dress or some trousers. When I […]

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Fibremood Zita Quant-ified

As in Mary Quant-ified! I came home from my holidays keen to make another Fibremood Zita to fill a gap in my wardrobe for when it’s very hot. I spent hours dragging stuff out of my stash to find the very fabric I wanted. I began with some unevenly onion skin dyed cotton, but didn’t […]

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A new travel ensemble

I was busy trying to put together a capsule wardrobe for our trip when Jenny (@joeandroxy on Instagram) offered me some magnificent ponte that she had bought as deadstock years ago from a designer who has since shut down. I measured out enough for a jacket and some trousers and returned the remainder to her, […]

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Making for baby edition 11

I made a big pile of things to take to London for my new grandson, some of which I’ve shown here, but I wanted some to be a surprise so this is a quick roundup of those makes. First of all I had to get them to the UK. There was no way they would […]

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crafting, Embroidery, Sewing

Felt barn and animals

Quite a while ago I saw this lovely felt barn that Kristinasstyle on Instagram made and I knew I needed to make one too. I found the pattern at Little Softie Shoppe on Etsy and immediately bought it. However I accidentally only bought the animals, so asked if I could update my purchase to include […]

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Sewing

Tessuti Helga shirt

This month on Make a Garment a Month sewalong on Instagram the theme is Shirty September. Interpretations vary between making something which causes annoyance (or shirtiness) or making a shirt. I chose a shirt, but it did cause me some shirty moments. I bought the Helga shirt pattern for $1 at the Fibres West garage […]

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