Sewing, Zero waste

Zero Waste Sandie Shirt

The Sandie Shirt pattern is the latest release from Liz Haywood, and the minute it came out I bought it as I’ve been working up to a new shirt. I had two pieces of fabric in mind for it, with this beautiful vintage Japanese Kanebo cotton, which I bought in an op shop for $5 […]

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Stokx Patterns Ninja Dress

When Lindy from Stokx Patterns offered a free pattern to the Magamsewalong (Make a Garment a Month) team, I chose the Ninja dress as I’d seen some lovely iterations on Instagram. I had a couple of concerns though. I don’t have a long neck, so didn’t know how the cowl neck would work on me […]

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Sewing, Zero waste

Zero waste compact backpack

When Liz Haywood released her zero waste Compact Backpack, I bought it immediately as it was just what I’ve been looking for! It can be made of any material, and I particularly like Liz’s version made from men’s jeans, but I really wanted to make one from waterproof fabric to carry my swimming stuff to […]

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Mark, Op shopping, pattern review

New outfits for Mark

It’s been pretty hot here in Perth and I noticed that Mark was wearing cotton and linen shirts instead of his usual t-shirts and I wondered if it was because the knit fabric was hotter. I began to look for a woven t-shirt pattern and found the Merchant and Mills t-shirt pattern which looked quite […]

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Fibremood Alice

I was asked if I’d like to join the Fibremood link party and I was delighted to say yes. I chose the Alice top as I felt that this would fit perfectly into my current lifestyle and I had a piece of thrifted fabric that I thought would be the perfect thing. It was a […]

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Holiday top and a conundrum

  I won the pattern for the Holiday Shirt and Top by The Maker’s Atelier in a competition run by Sew Over 50 on Instagram. I was so pleased as I’d been eyeing it off for a while. It’s an actual pattern, beautifully presented, so it took a little while to wing its way to […]

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Friday Pattern Company: Adrienne blouse

The Adrienne blouse from the Friday Pattern Company has been quite visible on Instagram, and I have to confess that I was doing my best to ignore it until my friend Hélène (https://www.instagram.com/hportemanteau/) motivated me to make it. I used some fabric that I had found in the op shop – 4 metres for $2, […]

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Whimsical Esme tunic

I bought this fabric at the op-shop for a $1 and may have squeaked for joy when I spotted it, and I am so thrilled with it that I wanted to share it with you all. I am not sure of the exact composition, but it has zero plastic in it, with a burn test […]

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