Category Archives: Sewing

Again with BurdaStyle 09/2018 #108

A comfy baggy sweatshirt is a good thing and I really like this one. Instead of lace, I used a two way stretch cotton sweatshirting – much warmer though a little less elegant – and the top is somewhat larger … Continue reading

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Simple Lace

I didn’t notice this pattern (BurdaStyle 09/2018 #108) when the magazine came out – essentially it is a sweatshirt with a little bit of pleating in the sleeves.  Boxy and even slightly utilitarian. I do however love Sweet Shard’s version … Continue reading

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Summer threads in autumn

It is still mostly warm enough to wear summer things during the day, though a warmer layer does get added when we venture out. I made BurdaStyle 07/2018/119 a while ago and it fit the bill as an almost T-shirt … Continue reading

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Summer threads

A crazy long time ago I muslin’d this skirt, finally finished making it last summer.  I wore it a lot the last two summers and like it muchly. The pattern is a 1990s’ish Burda 4022 and I cut a size … Continue reading

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Sewing in Lockdown

  I haven’t posted for a long long time – sorry to have disappeared.  I didn’t really go away, just paused for a while and I am determined to change that.  Community is just so important so I hope you … Continue reading

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Wrap skirt muslin musings

I love wrap skirts and this looks like a good basic from which I can make a variety of weights and styles for summer/winter or in between.  Perfeck. I’ve muslin’d it up in calico and am now mulling about the … Continue reading

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Cover Stitch Happiness Continues

I’ve been playing with my new cover stitch machine doing decorative top stitching, something that was impossible with the old machine. This was my first try and yes the tension is too loose but every line of stitching was fault … Continue reading

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A Waterfall for Mermaids

BB performed in her drama club’s Peter Pan play a couple of weeks ago (a wonderfully fun and exhausting experience as always) and rather than working back stage, I offered sewing services instead. Peter Pan’s mermaids needed more splash and … Continue reading

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Winter layers for the kids

BB’s best friend Miss I is a pearl, one of three in a lovely family.  Her mum chose merino colours for all three – Miss I has the blue and teal on the right, pink and pink for Miss A … Continue reading

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Flowers for the Young Ladies

I wanted to make the girls some summery trousers to take on holiday, for when it isn’t quite warm enough for shorts, or for when bitey bugs are on the prowl.  These were the result. The fabric is a soft … Continue reading

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