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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Sewing retro, Stashbusting

1970s jumpsuit

I’m not sure what I was thinking when I embarked on this project. My friend Thelma has long said that I should make myself a jumpsuit, and once the idea was sown, it was sewn – pun intended :). The pattern is Simplicity 6959 from 1975. There were a number of things I quite liked about […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Make that Champagne with my Bellini please!

Just carrying on my cocktail themed makes from Capital Chic Patterns; I’ve made the Champagne skirt, which I absolutely love.   I’ve been seeing this skirt everywhere and decided I needed one – STAT! I got the pattern and fossicked through my vast stash for an appropriate fabric finally settling on a ramie/viscose blend with a […]

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Op shopping, Repurposed, Sewing, Stashbusting

Bellini double take

Having made my first Bellini, I thought I’d join the Bellini Sewalong and make a peach Bellini out of some slubby silk that Mark bought me in Sri Lanka. Feeling smug about the peach Bellini thing, I raided the stash cupboard to discover that the “peach” is actually apricot. OK, an Apricot Bellini could be an […]

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pattern review, Sewing, shopping, Stashbusting, Travel

Bellini #1

  This is the Bellini blouse from Capital Chic Patterns and is the first I’ve made. But it won’t be the last! I have to say that I  love this blouse and this love is going to be exhibited by showing you a gazillion different views of it. The news of the day was being upgraded to the […]

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