self-drafted, Sewing

Leftovers jumper with brown trousers

I really must work on my blog titles! Anyway, I made this jumper with the piece of fabric I bought from Pitt Trading in Sydney to be a shawl collar on my Oslo cardigan and which wasn’t long enough. I am pleased to have it out of my stash, but it’s been a beast of a thing […]

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Sewing

Velvet jacket for SSW

My third item for the Sew a Seasonal Wardrobe is a light velvety jacket that I thought would take me through from day to evening. It is from Vogue 2431, a pattern I have been dying to use, but as it is from 2000, it didn’t fit with the vintage pledge, and somehow I didn’t get […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

More scrapbusting

As I mentioned before, February has been a scrap busting month in my Facebook Stashbusting group, and I’ve managed to do quite a bit. After making the triangular pillow for my bed in the Airstream, I had a few scraps of grey and flax linen left, so cut them into strips, joined them and ironed them […]

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Travel

New York City highlights: Week 1

A shot of the Manhattan skyline to start the post off… We have packed an amazing amount of touristy things into our first week in New York, including but not limited to: Empire State building Highline Central Park Freedom Tower Chelsea Markets Union Square markets Statue of Liberty and of course, Mood Fabrics – twice! […]

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family sewing, Sewing, Travel

Burda 7142 for Mark

I made Mark a coat for our trip to New York and other cold far flung places, and, although it weighs a lot, it is warm! Warning: you are going to get random photos all over NYC.. First up, in front of the Flat Iron Building. This is an iconic building and I see that […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

High necked dress toile

This is the toile for the high necked dress pattern I developed in my pattern making class at Workspace-FADS and from which I made my Lottie dress. It was lying about with all the hems unfinished, so I spent 20 minutes or so finishing it off and I was able to wear it for a dinner with the family on […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Sydney jacket

One of the gaps I identified in my wardrobe during Me-Made-May’15 was handmade coats and jackets. I had one, which got a bit overused, so when I saw the Tessuti Sydney Jacket pattern, I knew that I had just the fabric in my stash to make it. I was further enabled by my fellow classmates in […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

Ginger jeans in yellow

I’ve been desperate to make this yellow denim into some Ginger jeans, and I finally found the energy. I had to find said energy as the pattern I had traced off was a size too big so I had to redo it a size smaller. As you can see I’m wearing my jeans in Sydney, where […]

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Sewing

Another Moneta

I am such a fan of my first Moneta dress that I decided to make another from some fabric that I’ve had in my stash for a while. I bought the fabric, as I so often do, on a whim when Knitwit was having a sale and then thought that I didn’t like it much. However, […]

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Sewing, vintage

Diane von Furstenberg t-shirt dress

As part of my vintage pledge I decided to make this 1970s DVF t-shirt dress. I wasn’t totally enamoured with this pattern, wondering whether it wasn’t a tad frumpy, and to cement this view I decided to make it out of this fabric, bought at Knitwit for $3 metre. I have to say that this […]

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