Sewing, Stashbusting

Fifty cent top

I bought this fabric for 50¢ in a local op shop with the intention of turning it into underwear, but when I pulled it out of the roll I found that it’s a bit on the bumpy side so it wasn’t really suitable. I had the fabric in my bag when I went to my patternmaking class […]

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OWOP, Repurposed, Sewing, Stashbusting, vintage

Recycled Vogue 1247

My friend Thelma gave me this lovely camel coloured stretch fabric when she made her donation to my stash last year. I saw it as a coat and made it into this vintage jacket. Unfortunately it was a disaster! It was too stiff. I unpicked the whole thing and tucked it away. Then Repurpose, Reuse and […]

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OWOP, Sewing, Stashbusting

White White Russian

Ever since making my first White Russian I have been wanting to make a white one. For no reason except I liked the concept of a white White Russian!   Having made it, I wasn’t certain that I liked it. It was rather… white! Excuse the pose here, I was watching some parrots go mad in the tree. […]

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OWOP, Sewing, Stashbusting

OWOP* day 1

*For the uninitiated OWOP stands for One Week One Pattern which is a challenge whereby the challengee (me) has to wear a garment a day made from the one pattern. I had a great deal of trouble choosing my pattern – would I go Vogue 1247, of which I have six, or would I go […]

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Knitting

Crumby cardigan

I made a Miette cardigan and had a notion that “miette” meant something small and sweet, but my recent investigations show that it means “crumb”. Hmm. Whatever. I’ve made a crumby cardigan!! The weather is clearly too hot for wearing said cardigan, but I couldn’t wait for autumn (could be months away) to show it […]

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Sewing

Bubbly silk

This is the Vogue 1247 top that accompanies the wonderful skirt that I’ve made several times. I felt anxious about this top – it is what attracted me to the pattern and then I read the endless reviews and just couldn’t bring myself to make it. I finally bit the bullet and decided to make […]

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