Sewing, Stashbusting

How many shirts in a sheet?

So how many shirts can you get from a sheet? Surprisingly only two! This is my old favourite pattern, KwikSew 3422, made from a new flannelette sheet that was surplus to requirements. I must say that I chose the sheet colour knowing that I was going to turn the top sheet into shirts, but I […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Another birthday flanno

It’s fast becoming a tradition that I make Tom a flanno (flannel shirt) for birthdays and Christmas, and, as he’s just had a birthday, he got another flanno! This one is made from really thick, luscious flannel that I bought online and I was really pleased with the quality of the fabric. I went to […]

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Mark, Sewing, Stashbusting

Makes for Mark

When we were camping recently I thought I would make Mark a couple of things. First up was another long sleeve t-shirt using the Men’s Metro T-Shirt. I have several other men’s t-shirt patterns, but I quite like this one. I didn’t take a photo of Mark with the t-shirt in action because he hasn’t […]

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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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family sewig, Sewing, Stashbusting

Summer flanno

I think we’ve established Tom’s obsession with flannel shirts, so I made him one for Christmas that was “flanno-like” but not actual flannel – it’s just a fine cotton which I bought in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong. I used my usual Kwik Sew 3422, which has been altered to fit Tom’s frame and extra […]

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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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