Sewing

Travel pyjamas

I’ve been participating in the Sew a Seasonal Wardrobe: Sleepwear Edition on Facebook, and I have to make six pieces. I managed five and then got distracted by other shiny things, and also couldn’t think of what I needed, and I hate sewing for the sake of it. Then the next SSW came out and […]

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Sewing

Lounging pyjamas

It’s the Sleepwear Edition of the Sew a Seasonal Wardrobe challenge on Facebook and I decided to make lounging pyjamas reminiscent of the 1930s, rather than something I would actually go to bed in. I imagine myself draped languidly on a chaise, maybe with a glass of something splendid in my hand, as I twirl my […]

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self-drafted, Sewing

Self-drafted shrug

I saw a lovely shrug in a high-end shop near me and immediately whisked it off to the change rooms for examination. It was basically three rectangles, two of which were folded in half and the third folded to form armholes. I got out my measure tape and made some rough sketches, took it all home […]

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self-drafted, Sewing

Leftovers jumper with brown trousers

I really must work on my blog titles! Anyway, I made this jumper with the piece of fabric I bought from Pitt Trading in Sydney to be a shawl collar on my Oslo cardigan and which wasn’t long enough. I am pleased to have it out of my stash, but it’s been a beast of a thing […]

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Sewing, vintage

A maxi skirt for wintery days

I made the maxi skirt version of Vogue 1524 from the 1970s, and so this forms part of my vintage pledge. This is the same pattern as my  blue skirt but for some reason it’s much bigger in the waist. The pattern calls for the skirt to be very gently gathered into the waistband, and I […]

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Sewing

A brace of Birkins

I set out to make the Birkin Flares from Baste & Gather, having been inspired by several people but I kept seeing them on The Compulsive Seamstress and was so impressed with the fit and cut, so I got myself a pattern. Then began the head scratching. You see, I laid my jeans block over the Birkin pattern […]

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Sewing

Madder dyed shirt

Several moons ago (last year) I attended a natural dyeing course with my fellow One Year One Outfit-ers at Trudi Pollard‘s amazing studio. I bought some Cambodian silk from her and dyed it with her madder and this glorious fabric is the result! I was exceedingly anxious about cutting into this precious fabric, but it’s […]

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