Sewing, Stashbusting

Carolyn pyjamas

I’ve made the Carolyn Pyjamas It is going to get cold here at night fairly soon and my mind has turned to pyjamas. Mark and I have been wearing those free ones you get on long haul flights and, whilst they are nice, soft cotton, they are grey and have a giant kangaroo emblazoned on the […]

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family sewing, Stashbusting

Brown linen trousers

I came back from my sojourn in the bush determined to stashbust lovely fabric that I’ve had hanging around far too long. Cue this brown linen bought at Potter Textiles for some unremembered purpose. I decided to make Mark a pair of trousers that would be good for casual wear – i.e. coffee and shopping. […]

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Mark, Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

Viyella flanno

Given my family’s penchant for flannel shirts, I am always on the lookout for high quality fabric. To my joy I found this Viyella in Hong Kong and now don’t know why I didn’t buy more. I didn’t let this one linger too long in the stash and used Kwik Sew 3422 as per usual. […]

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Mark, Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

New outfit for Mark

Whilst it’s currently beautiful weather here in Hobart, there is still that lovely crisp, clean, nip in the air and Mark dressed accordingly. His outfit today consists of a pair of tracksuit pants (KwikSew 3663) made with some cotton fleece from Fabric.com, and a Rugby top (Stretch n Sew 1758) made from bits out of my stash. We […]

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Mark, Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

Black pants with zip pocket

I’ve made Mark a number of new trousers lately and he asked for some with a zipped pocket to make things more secure when we’re travelling. Hmm, I thought I could manage this. I used KwikSew 3663, his and my old favourite and used some of the cotton fabric that Mark brought back from Sri Lanka. These […]

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Mark, Sewing, Stashbusting

More trousers for Mark

I have made Kwik Sew 3663 for Mark so often, that I think I could make these trousers in my sleep. They are really supposed to be for working around the house but since Mark brought me home all this wonderful fabric from Sri Lanka, I have been making him a slightly more tailored version. These […]

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Sewing, Sewing retro, Stashbusting, Travel, vintage

1960s wrap dress

Well, to be precise, it’s a three armhole wrap dress made from a 1960s pattern that I bought at Circa Vintage – Butterick 4699.   The pattern that I bought was quite small so I had to grade it up. I made a muslin (gasp!) from an old bedsheet to check my sizing, and although […]

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cooking, Mark, Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel

New trousers in a hurry

Mark just visited Sri Lanka and a couple of days before he left he asked if I could make him some light, summery trousers for the non-work component of the trip. Enter deep stash! We ventured into uncharted territory and I had to ‘fess up that I had a large trunk of “secret” fabric,  and in […]

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