Some Christmas makes, Part 2

This post follows on from my last one, which was getting a little lengthy. Next up is this little romper, the pattern for which came from one of the Ottobre magazines (3/2017) loaned to me by Katherine of Sewblooms. I used a fabric sample from Materialise for the bodice and some thrifted knit I’ve had […]

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Mark, Op shopping, pattern review

New outfits for Mark

It’s been pretty hot here in Perth and I noticed that Mark was wearing cotton and linen shirts instead of his usual t-shirts and I wondered if it was because the knit fabric was hotter. I began to look for a woven t-shirt pattern and found the Merchant and Mills t-shirt pattern which looked quite […]

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family sewing, Sewing, Stashbusting

New outfit for Mark

As previously mentioned, Mark needs new work clothes, so I made him a whole outfit over the weekend whilst he was away. The outfit consists of trousers – Kwik Sew 4045, navy this time as the previous black ones were such a hit, and my old favourite, Kwik Sew 3422 for the shirt, made more […]

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Sewing, stashbusing

Kwik Sew 4045 – trousers for Mark

Just as Mark is thinking of retiring all his clothes have become rather shabby. Rather than going on a giant shopping expedition, which he hates, I decided to replace all his work clothes with hand made things. I started with the trousers… I bought Kwik Sew 4045 because I’ve made their jeans (Kwik Sew 3504) […]

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