family sewing, Sewing

Shorts and trousers

Once Mark retired he began to hanker after some different sorts of clothes, and his first request was for some shorts. He is wearing the first pair I made him with his new sports shirt. These shorts are made from some really nice fabric that I had in my stash, and it was only after […]

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Knitting, self-drafted, Sewing, Stashbusting

Travelling outfit

One of the problems with travelling from a warm climate to a cold climate is what to wear in that transition between countries. I chose to make some trousers from my knit trouser block which I used to make my One Year One Outfit trousers. I teamed the trousers with a funnel necked top made from […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Trousers that fit – finally!

I have mentioned on several occasions that I can never get trousers to fit me, so I gave the problem to Sarah at Workspace FADS and we set about remedying the situation. Here is a closeup of the finished product (no rude remarks about the letter A being strategically placed, it’s been mentioned, it was an […]

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family sewing, Sewing, Stashbusting

New outfit for Mark

As previously mentioned, Mark needs new work clothes, so I made him a whole outfit over the weekend whilst he was away. The outfit consists of trousers – Kwik Sew 4045, navy this time as the previous black ones were such a hit, and my old favourite, Kwik Sew 3422 for the shirt, made more […]

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Sewing, stashbusing

Kwik Sew 4045 – trousers for Mark

Just as Mark is thinking of retiring all his clothes have become rather shabby. Rather than going on a giant shopping expedition, which he hates, I decided to replace all his work clothes with hand made things. I started with the trousers… I bought Kwik Sew 4045 because I’ve made their jeans (Kwik Sew 3504) […]

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family sewing, Stashbusting

Brown linen trousers

I came back from my sojourn in the bush determined to stashbust lovely fabric that I’ve had hanging around far too long. Cue this brown linen bought at Potter Textiles for some unremembered purpose. I decided to make Mark a pair of trousers that would be good for casual wear – i.e. coffee and shopping. […]

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