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Me Made May 2022

I tend to do a roundup Me Made May post every year for those followers who don’t follow me on Instagram, and also because I frequently reference what I wore and this is a good place to capture things. Week One included the following outfits: Top made from two wool scarves, jeans, and socks and […]

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Sewing

Blue pinstripe suit

Last year I bought a piece of blue and white pinstriped wool, and a piece of beautiful, but slightly damaged, vintage silk from Martien van Zuilen, the convener of Fibres West and renowned felt artist. I knew I wanted to make a pair of trousers from the wool, and I wanted them to have that […]

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A piece of work

I was having a look through some of my precious pieces of fabric and found some beautiful pieces of felting that I bought at the Fibres West garage sale. To be honest, when I bought them I had no idea what I was going to do with them as they were quite small. Anyway, in […]

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A Felix vest

I was wandering around the local shops recently and saw this vest and knew instantly that it was the Pattern Union Felix jacket without sleeves. I went home and began looking for fabric. This vest has a matching skirt and I might do another version for spring as it’s rather cute as an ensemble. In […]

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Possum Land dress

This dress is made from some fabric that Archie bought me when he had a holiday in Darwin a few weeks before we did. Imagine my surprise when he produced it, like a rabbit out of a hat, upon his return home! And imagine my extreme fear of cutting into this precious fabric. I was […]

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Mark, Sewing

A pair of tracksuits

I’ve been wanting to make Mark a new casual jacket, possibly with matching tracksuit bottoms, to wear to the pool and for long trips in the car, but just didn’t have the right fabric in my stash. I broke my self-imposed fabric ban when I found the perfect fabric at Knitwit Fabrics, and bought three […]

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recycling, Sewing

Cosmos Pinafore

There is a bit of a story behind this pinafore dress, so if you are sitting comfortably, I shall begin. I saw a rather interesting pinafore in the local COS store, and immediately wanted to replicate it. It’s made from some sort of felted wool and I really like the style lines. As luck would […]

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Pattern Union Zero Waste Edith

Sarah from Pattern Union has been developing quite a complex zero waste pattern and it’s finally ready for the real world! This is another pattern that develops and uses skills that are a bit unusual. It is described as follows: The Edith Smock can be made as a blouse and a high or low waisted […]

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A Cora dress: more than the sum of its parts

Megan, (meggipeg) and Katherine (sewblooms) and I meet up from time to time and we like to have a joint sewing project to keep us interested. Katherine had a book, Fashion Pattern Cutting by Zarida Zaman, which she lent us to get some inspiration and which led to each of us creating a garment with […]

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Zero waste 1930s style dress

In 2017 I bought a roll of Japanese shibori dyed silk from one of the traders at Fibres West. Then it sat in my stash as I decided that the colour didn’t suit me and anyway, what was I going to do with this amazing fabric that was just 17″ or 43 centimetres wide, that […]

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