Category Archives: Sewing Machines

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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Black

I like this one.  Its not complicated or difficult and goes with everything, even a cardi.  Perfect for autumn. Next time I’ll make a smaller size and use a softer slightly weightier fabric.  I cut a 38 and swam in … Continue reading

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Roses and White Linen

Last week I whizzed up a few pairs of leggings for the kids.  They were very plain and very practical and by the third pair I was bored.  So, as the sewing machine was back I thought I’d try a … 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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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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Some action finally

There has been little action in the sewing room of late and that mostly for the kids.  Another set of merino jumpers are done, some with added bling ‘cos I am well bored by the basic pattern … Sequins, little … Continue reading

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