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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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Forest, Trees and BurdaStyle 10/2012 #116

Sewing my way through multiple muslins to fit BurdaStyle 10/2013 #116 was at times very frustrating, but it was also a pretty interesting process.  Interesting now that hindsight has edited out the worst of the swearing and sulking! I have … Continue reading

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Aaaargh! Freakin’ Trousers

They are too big.  Too.  Bloody.  Big. Frankly they almost fall down when I don’t hold onto them but I did take a picture of the inside before I tried them on because I liked the colours … How did … Continue reading

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Troosers ….. nearly

I’m getting excited because I have only the closures to go and I will have finished my troosers (more or less)! Right.  So buttons?  I do have a very nice button.  Hmmm. Snaps?  Um.  No.  Don’t want snaps. Hooks and … Continue reading

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Trouser muslin #2

Winter is well and truly here and my sewing room is snug, perfect for avoiding housework and other chores.  As is mucking about with crotch alterations apparently.  I really really need to get cleaning.  Soon. Consequently my muslin has been … 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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I knew it

Guess what, I am a non-standard body shape.  Oh My God! Hah.  My point actually is that until this week I had been dithering about where to begin with my mission to learn to fit garments to my oddball body … Continue reading

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