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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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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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Catching up

Guess what?  I’ve started making a pair of trouser for myself.  Yes.  Very exciting for me anyway.  They’ve got a rear welt pocket, front flap pockets and a fly front.  Cool.  Anyway, I’ve traced and mostly sewn them up in … 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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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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