Sewing

1960s coat revamp

When we were planning our trip to the US, in winter no less, I started looking around for a warm coat to take. I knew that I had a reversible thick wool coat made by my mother in the 1960s somewhere in a box, so dragged it out and tried it on. My dear old […]

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Hong Kong Revisited

I was last in Hong Kong three and a bit years ago, and I wasn’t going to do any more posts on it, as I posted here and here, but this trip I was with Mark and we did a few different things, then a couple of friends requested a post, so here I am. […]

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Bellavista top: latest from Itch to Stitch

I was one of the people who tested this new and quite excellent pattern from Itch to Stitch and I have to say that it sews up like a dream! I was asked to test the scoop neck with full length sleeves, but given that it’s summer here, I chose to use some crinkle knit […]

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Fabric shopping in Perth

I have done several blog posts on fabric shopping in various cities, and have often thought of doing one in Perth and finally got the impetus when Alex from Sewrendipity asked for people to do posts on their home cities for a project called Fabric Shopping on Tour– thanks Alex! I was going to begin […]

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Plusieurs bobettes

Or multiple knickers. Whilst I love the word “knickers”, my friend Hélène suggested the word “bobette” and I like that even more! So let me introduce my two new bobette patterns, the free Acacia from Megan Nielsen and the Mary Knickers from Measure Twice, Cut Once. I bought the Mary pattern for two reasons; the […]

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Sewing, vintage pledge

Channeling Audrey

I wasn’t going to blog yet another hat make, except that this one has a few features that I felt made it blogworthy, and also for me to expound some of my lessons learned for future reference. It is once again the Vogue 9230 from 1975 but this time I was going to ensure that […]

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Golden Flints: never say never

I’ve made the Megan Nielsen Flints a few times now, always the shorts version, and even a skirt version a couple of times, and swore blind that I would never, ever make the long version as they would look ridiculous on me. Then I found this gold silk in my stash and it demanded to […]

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