Category Archives: Patterns

Next…

Before throwing myself into the next Big Trouser Thing, I thought a top or two would be in order. I fancy a knit and am currently drawn to draped / wrapped designs for some reason, so it’ll probably be one … Continue reading

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Orange

The Orange is finished, teamed up with a little more Purple and a smattering of light Pink.  Orange is a colour I am pretty sure I have never worn before.  How can this be? The pattern is McCalls 5856, size … Continue reading

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Ooops

I broke it.  My sewing machine.  Only a little, but broken it is nonetheless. So this morning into the shop it went for a week’s stay.  Oh poo. Now, I do have a rather lonely overlocker and so on the … Continue reading

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Wonders never cease …..

During the run up to Christmas I lost my inclination to sew, blog and pretty much stopped internetting completely.  I don’t know why and I am sorry to have been so neglectful. Do you know what set me on my … Continue reading

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Distracted – a tale of two dresses

As often happens at this time of the year I lose a month.  September.  Gone.  And in my ‘absence’ spring has sprung. Why was it so busy?  Well, this year we had drama club rehearsals, dress rehearsals and productions, birthday … Continue reading

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Something kinda wonderful

I know you know how wonderful it is to talk for hours about sewing with similarly addicted folk.  Well Saturday was, in that case, a wonderful day because me and ten other sewing nuts spent it together.  Out. What did … Continue reading

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Blow wind blow

While the first of our winter storms rages outside I am busy unsubscribing all my feeds from Google Reader and playing a serious game of catch-up in my new one.  Just in time really as July 1 is looming and … Continue reading

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Patterns patterns patterns!

Oh my, this week is pattern intensive.  Very pattern intensive and in a good way. I have finally finished tweaking the BurdaStyle wrap blouse pattern and will tonight cut it out for real.  I am ever so proud of myself … Continue reading

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What a muddle

Yes I am doing a few alterations to this wrap top and enjoying it immensely.  I have never done “proper” alterations before and I find it very very interesting indeed. The count currently stands at five or six completed and … Continue reading

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Essential planning session

I now have a ‘completed’ pile of sewing options.  Fabrics are paired with patterns ready to go to pre-wash stage as required.  I did need a few new pieces to complete the set …. Interestingly most of the patterns I’ve … Continue reading

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