Papercut patterns Sapporo coat

When the latest Papercut patterns were released I bought a couple and loved the Sapporo coat. It has a lovely cocoon shape and the most interesting integrated angled pockets. Look at those style lines! I have noticed that Papercut patterns run rather large, so was quite happy when Sara from Workspace Fashion and Design School […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting, vintage

Be my Valentine

One of the Stashbusting Sewalong challenges for February is “Red”. Well clearly I needed to make a Valentine’s Day dress! You may notice that it is very similar to this dress, and yes, indeedy, it is McCalls 5512, but this time made of fabric that is luxurious and nice to wear. Having said that, Cupid […]

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Sewing retro, Travel, vintage pledge

Mirror mirror on the wall…

…which is my ugliest fabric of them all? Part of this month’s challenge on Stashbusting Sewalong 2015 is to sew the piece of fabric in our stashes that we most dislike. So I went to my stash. Deep stash. I found these three contenders. I thought I had more than this, but they must be […]

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Perth city views, Sewing retro, vintage

Vintage blouse

This is item number 3 in my vintage challenge, so by my reckoning I am producing one a month, even though my pledge is to produce 5 garments this year – I always like to under promise and over deliver 🙂 This blouse pattern is McCalls 5512 from 1970. It was innovative back then in […]

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