Sewing, Travel

White Russian with pockets

I have made quite a number of Capital Chic Patterns White Russians, (blue one, white one, black one, knitted one, this one, and pink one, and quite possibly others I’ve forgotten about!), but I decided to make yet another, but add pockets. Here I am posing outside the very house I was born in – in […]

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Sewing, Travel

Linda track pants

I thought that I ought to make myself some warm trackpants in anticipation of the trip to Hobart so got out my StyleArc Linda pattern and made them from some bamboo/organic cotton fleece from Bamboo fabric store. This is truly wonderful fabric, quite elegant on the outside and warm and snuggly on the inside. I […]

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Stashbusting, Travel

Little Red Riding Hood meets White Russian

OK, so I got too carried away with those White Russians and decided I wanted to do a couple of slight modifications. I wanted a hood. I wanted it to be longer. I didn’t want a hem band. I wanted it to flare out more. You get the picture. Everything was simple except for the hood. […]

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OWOP, Sewing, Stashbusting

OWOP day 7 and roundup

Today is the last day of One Week One Pattern and I have enjoyed the challenge. I might have enjoyed it more had I not challenged myself to two patterns, but oh well! Today I’m wearing a new White Russian, which can’t really be described as it is multi-coloured and I stupidly decided to embellish […]

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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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Sewing, Stashbusting

Black White Russian

Truly, I am addicted to this pattern. I’ve made pink and the blue White Russians from Capital Chic Patterns, and I had to add this black one. I’ve had this boiled wool in my stash for ages and it reminds me of the “poodle” wool we used to wear in the ’50s, which I see can […]

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refashion, Sewing, Stashbusting

Blue White Russian

Having made the pink White Russian, I immediately wanted to make another one. I had a piece of lovely blue knit fabric in my stash that my friend Thelma donated to me last year. I’ve been really keen to make this fabric into something, but it was too small to make anything appropriate until I looked at […]

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