Monthly Archives: June 2011

A hoodie for the kids – BS 07/2010/139

I’ve managed to knock another garment off my pile – a hoodie for the kids.  Actually a muslin because I haven’t done a hoodie before nor an open ended zipper.  Though most importantly I didn’t trust myself yet to break … Continue reading

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What I didn’t tell you about the #135 muslin

I am actually embarrassed to say that I let mum take the #135 muslin to wear on her trip.  She pleaded and said she didn’t mind the little things.  I am not happy with the trousers not enough for them … Continue reading

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#135 muslin is near enough done

Look!  Isn’t it pretty?  Yeah, well no. Oddly enough I’m relatively happy with the muslin anyway as we got the fit sorted out with only minor tweaks.  I just wish I had engaged my brain a little more while sewing … Continue reading

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Princess cloaks

I haven’t had a lot of time for sewing recently but did manage to whip up a couple of hooded cloaks for two little folk.  They chose their fabric from my pile of shiny stuff all of which I have … Continue reading

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Waistbands and petersham ribbon

Did I mention that I put the waistband on BS 09/2010/135 and did so using David Coffin’s suggested petersham approach?  I had never heard of petersham until now so there you are, a new notion and a new technique.   Well, … Continue reading

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BurdaStyle 09/2010/135 fly zipper

Oh my.  Wow.  I have done my first ever pants zipper fly and you know what?  It isn’t half bad. I’m sure that in a-few-pairs-of-pants time I’ll be embarrassed by my lack of skill, but for now it will do … Continue reading

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