Sewing

Papercut patterns Sapporo coat

When the latest Papercut patterns were released I bought a couple and loved the Sapporo coat. It has a lovely cocoon shape and the most interesting integrated angled pockets. Look at those style lines! I have noticed that Papercut patterns run rather large, so was quite happy when Sara from Workspace Fashion and Design School […]

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Sewing

A vintage jacket: B5652

I wanted to take two wool jackets to the¬†Fibres West retreat as I knew it would be freezing, but only managed to get this one finished. I got Butterick 5652 from 1990 cut out but realised very early on that there were no pockets included in the pattern, which needed to be remedied very fast. […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

1970s cardi

I am a bit behind on my vintage pledge makes this year, so I decided to use a 1970s pattern to make a quick cardi. The weather is warming up but there are days when you just need a light layer before the sun burns off the clouds, hence the need for this cardigan. The […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting, Travel, vintage

1947 Vogue cocktail dress

I’ve had this Vogue pattern for a goodly while and decided to make it to take on holidays with me. As usual the sizing was all wrong for me, so took it to my pattern making class for the alterations. As the title of this post claims – this is a 1947 Vogue pattern (Vogue […]

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family sewing, Sewing

1960s shirt in a hurry

Archie has been trying to engage me in a conversation about a Woodstock themed¬†party he was to attend this weekend, and I confess to feigning interest, having suggested that attendees hadn’t actually worn too much, so it was easy. Then I was unexpectedly free on Friday so I agreed to go op-shopping with him to […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Dressing gown for my mother

I’ve made my mother a dressing gown for her birthday! This garment had a few requirements – it needed to be super soft and snuggly, it needed to be blue (her favourite colour) and it needed to have a cuteness factor. Here it is on Doris, and please note that it doesn’t fit at all. […]

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