Sewing, vintage pledge

DesigninDecember entry

As you may or may not be aware, December is the month when many people are busy looking for inspiration in the form of designer wear that they can copy for (hopefully) a fraction of the cost. The challenge is the brainchild of Linda of nicedressthanksimadeit, and the details are available here. Linda has been […]

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Sewing

A new collection of old stuff

I recently visited an antique shop which is closing down and had a 50% off sale – my sort of sale! Mark and I have quite a haul, but here are my sewing related purchases. First up is this Vulcan Junior sewing machine. This is a child’s toy and yes, I had one as a child. The […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Vintage make #3

The second pattern I chose from Selvedge Shop as part of the prize for my 2014 vintage pledge is this Butterick 8609 from the 1950s. The pattern includes shorts in two lengths, a boat neck blouse and a jacket with a drawstring. I thought it would suit my summer lifestyle perfectly, and decided to make the longer […]

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Sewing

Lutterloh bathrobe

I bought this rather boring beige coloured towelling in a Spotlight super sale and it’s been in the cupboard ever since, taking up a great deal of space. I am making January my stashbuster month, so this is the first fabric to be made up, thereby freeing up half a shelf. My intention was to […]

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Elna Lotus, glamping, Simplicity 6945

Z is for Zebra

The last in my alphabet series, thank goodness! This post is so named because of the zebra patterned fabric – lucky huh? I was hoping to make this my last post of 2013, but it wasn’t to be. I made this top whilst camping at Margaret River. We hadn’t planned on going camping but my […]

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Archie, Sewing, vintage

Basketball anyone?

I was cruising through one of my Lutterloh books, when I found this rather nice design for a shirt from the ’60s. I was drawn to the opposing stripes and knew that I had just the fabric for it in my stash – a lovely black and white striped cotton/spandex shirting from Tessuti’s Melbourne. I […]

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