Sewing

New swimsuits

According to my records, 62 weeks ago I made a checked swimsuit out of scraps for my daily swim, and I estimate that I got around 300 swims (or more than 400 kms) from it before it lost all elasticity and became rather embarrassing when I got out of the pool. I needed a new […]

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Knitting

Carbeth cardigan number 2

I knitted my first Kate Davies Carbeth cardigan on a trip around Tasmania and this one on my trip to the UK. I had intended wearing it on the holiday but I ran out of wool, which was slightly annoying. The cardigan is quite cropped and I wanted mine a bit longer as I don’t […]

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crafting, Sewing

Making for baby episode 10

There have been fun times in my sewing room as I got a Cricut Maker 3 for my birthday. I’ve been looking at cutting machines for a couple of years as my right thumb is giving me grief and I have never been good at cutting out small things. As soon as the Maker 3 […]

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Sewing

A zero waste satchel

Liz Haywood, that renowned zero waste designer, published a pattern for a zero waste satchel in her May e-zine, and I was really keen to make it immediately, but events got in the way until this week. I am really pleased with it; it’s a perfect size and I love the design. I was really […]

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Sewing

A Hobart holiday and new knitted top

A few years ago I bought this sweater knit at Knitwit Fabrics with the intention of making myself a jumper. Then I just couldn’t get around to doing it. This year I have been trying to use all my bulky fabrics to make some empty shelves in the stash, so this got added to the […]

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Sewing

Two piece setacular(s)

The latest challenge with my sewing friends, Megan (meggipeg) and Katherine (sewblooms) was to make a two piece setacular. I loved this idea and immediately started looking at what I had. First up was this mossy green wool which I bought at Knitwit Fabrics some years ago. It took up a lot of room in […]

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Sewing

Tummy time roller

I have to say at the outset that I had never heard of a tummy time roller, but I’m fully across them now! If you don’t know what it is, it’s for a young baby who should spend a short time each day on its tummy. All the babies I’ve known have hated tummy time, […]

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Sewing

Two new tee shirts

I’ve made two new tee shirts, a summer and a winter version. I was given a men’s t-shirt by a friend, which had a hole in the front and was sort of shapeless, although the fabric is lovely. I took it apart completely, saving the neckband and shoulder binding to reuse, and recut it using […]

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Sewing, Zero waste

Zero waste spiral trousers take 2

Although I entitled this post “take 2”, I think it’s 3 as my second attempt ended in disaster – I forgot that the fabric has to be the same on both sides and so I had one leg with the fabric inside out! The first pair are blogged here. If you do have a wonderful […]

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Sewing

Jalie Vanessa red trousers

I’ve been wanting a pair of red trousers for a very long time and I had some cotton drill to make a wearable toile of the Vanessa trousers. They are described as “Lightweight woven pants with full elastic and drawstring waistband, tapered leg, slanted hip pockets and faux fly. A waistband inset keeps center front […]

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