Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sewing stuff and new old things

Sewing has been rather slow of late but I have been busy in the sewing room none the less.  We have finally moved the spare bed out and I am in the middle of re-organising boxes and bags of fabric, … Continue reading

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BurdaStyle 04-2011-104

My BurdaStyle pants are all calico’d up and ready to check.  No alterations done yet and they are without fly front zipper or pockets. Oh, apologies for the creases – I wore them while setting up for the pictures. Overall … Continue reading

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Catching up

Guess what?  I’ve started making a pair of trouser for myself.  Yes.  Very exciting for me anyway.  They’ve got a rear welt pocket, front flap pockets and a fly front.  Cool.  Anyway, I’ve traced and mostly sewn them up in … Continue reading

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Ooo look what I found

I have been checking ‘my’ op shops regularly and haven’t found a single sewing book.  Have I found needlework texts?  Yes.  Home crafts?  Yes.  Embroidery?  Yep.  Sewing?  A resounding no.  So, instead I have drooled over the thrifty finds of … Continue reading

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Bodice block is on hold for the mo

A few evenings ago I climbed back into the bodice and stood very still while JJ carefully pinned me in (note to self, a centre back closure on a block is just daft).  About ten minutes later he ever so … Continue reading

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