Knitting, Machine knitting

One Year One Outfit: doily dress

When I set out to make my One Year One Outfit last year, I was totally determined that it would be something I would wear often, and what happened is that I’ve made something that, although wearable, probably won’t be worn too often – doh! Let me start at the beginning though. When I was […]

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Sewing

Newport top

Alongside my testing the Itch to Stitch Tierra Joggers, I tested the Itch to Stitch Newport top and they go together like, umm, a top and trousers. I made four of these and I have to say that I think they will all be really useful additions to my wardrobe. My favourite one is made […]

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Sewing

Sarah and Sue sew Sophie swimsuits

How’s that for an alliterative title? I’ve been hankering after a Closet Case Patterns Sophie swimsuit for a while, but really wanted to do the two piece version, so Sarah and I did a sewalong together. I wore them camping last weekend, and they were perfect for wandering around in the heat and kept me […]

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Sewing

Tierra woven joggers

I considered myself very fortunate to be a pattern tester for this pattern because, as the name suggests, they are designed for woven fabrics, and I like the idea of woven joggers. These are the Tierra Joggers from Itch-to-Stitch designs, and let me say that they are everything I have been looking for; the right amount […]

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recycling, Sewing

Coco and me

I acquired this pattern for the Coco Trouser from Ralph Pink patterns as part of my winnings in the Sewalongs and Sewing Contests group on Facebook. I was not only attracted by the photos, but by the description: “Uniquely Extraverted Coco Trousers: The 1920’s were an awe-inspiring era, and now you can bring a bit of retro-chic into […]

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Sewing

Whimsical Esme tunic

I bought this fabric at the op-shop for a $1 and may have squeaked for joy when I spotted it, and I am so thrilled with it that I wanted to share it with you all. I am not sure of the exact composition, but it has zero plastic in it, with a burn test […]

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Sewing, vintage, vintage pledge

1930s beach romper

“What?” I hear you say “beach rompers at her age?” and you would be correct, I am possibly mutton dressing as lamb, but I possibly don’t care, I love these! They are, of course, the Decades of Style, 1930s Beach Romper, which I kept looking at and not buying, and then came the sale last year […]

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