Author Archives: Calico Stretch

Ugh! How could I not notice?

I usually don’t blog pictures of fails mostly because they don’t get to a wearable stage.  And if they do I’m too annoyed or lazy to go through the process of getting ready for a photo shoot for something I’ll … Continue reading

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Black and white

I do so love my new skirt.  Swirly, swishy, floral delighfulness that took me ages to finish for all sorts of reasons.  Never mind, it is done now and it makes me happy. Perhaps next time I will make a … Continue reading

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I should …

I should be making something for someone with this … But instead I am making something for me with this … I’ve got a couple of days left ’till Christmas, right?

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Bees

  Do you like the bees?  They were all over the flowers on a beautiful stand of flax bushes outside some local shops and I just had to take a picture.  Besides, the bees are much more interesting than the … Continue reading

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Spring Blue

I have made this New Look 6976 peasant blouse before and wanted a non-white, non-black floaty crinkly cotton for another one.  I love blue so this is perfect. The pattern is very straight forward and has plenty of room so … Continue reading

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Pajamas for Him

There is something about a good pair of pajamas, don’t you think?  It’s all about the fit, the fabric, how the seams are finished. Do you like your PJs fancy or plain?  Loose or snug?  Long or short?  Perhaps you … Continue reading

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Hello? Remember me?

It has been a year since I posted last, which astounds me.  I am sorry to have gone away. Life got in the way but I’m determined not to disappear again.  I missed you too much.  I missed reading and … Continue reading

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Pink

Can you tell the stripes aren’t straight?  I hope so because slightly askew they are and that is one of the reasons I bought the fabric.  Oh, and the colours are pretty.  Yes. It is the same front and back … Continue reading

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A little sewing

It is still fairly chilly here and over the last month I’ve been slowly making a small stack of merino jumpers.  My kids scored a bunch as they are rapidly growing out of last year’s. The merino, bought from one … Continue reading

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Winter hiatus

As I type, Spring’s October winds are blasting the garden making the house creak and the startling the kids.  It is blowing cobwebs away.  Finally. For many reasons, autumn and winter required my focus elsewhere so very little stitching was … Continue reading

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