Tag Archives: merino

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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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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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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New things and a little sewing

Sewing?  Oh that, yes I have done a little.  A very little.  One of the merino tops for the girls is made up and I’ve sneezed at the bodice block.  That is to say I have removed the 5/8″ seam … Continue reading

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Autumnal sewing, amongst other things

Summer is on the wane and with autumn brings autumnal sewing, oddly enough, which in turn necessitates fabric buying trips to stock up on merino and other things.  Oh How Awful.On the merino front I’ve cut out three long sleeve … Continue reading

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New Zealand Merino

If you have ever found a fabric that makes you smile every time, you’ll understand my love for merino.  I can’t get enough of the stuff.  Its lovely to wear, to sew, to snuggle in and in New Zealand we … Continue reading

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New Look 6084 long johns done

Hooray, done and they actually turned out OK.  Here they are on JJ, dad being currently unavailable. As mentioned last time, we couldn’t find a long johns pattern so decided to use New Look 6084 as a starting point.  I … Continue reading

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The joys of sewing knits

Dunno if its the same where you live but in NZ you can pick up knit merino RTW everywhere with kids tops priced $30+ for a merino long sleeve T.  OK so you know what kids are like, they wear … Continue reading

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