Tag Archives: thrifty find

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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Hmmm I think I’m going to like this one ….

I haven’t found another make of this online, interestingly.  Not sure why at this stage though time will tell I suppose. I cut a straight 38 and there are a few things that need fixing.  It’s too big particularly across … Continue reading

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To line or underline? Oh and some happy finds

Thank you for all your comments on my last post.  Suffice it to say that washing the pants removed all evidence of the bagginess so I will be ironing then lining them to see if that reduces future expansions. Anne … Continue reading

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Back to normal, nearly

Kids back to school for the new term – check. Hubs back from Sydney tonight – check (wish I could’ve gone too). Sewing room purge underway – check. Welt pocket practice complete for now – check. For the Great Purge … Continue reading

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Life and times

The last two weeks have been rather turned things upside down for reasons I won’t bore you with.  Suffice it to say life has changed priorities and soaked up brain matter all at once.  Consequently I have done almost no … Continue reading

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Sewing stuff and new old things

Sewing has been rather slow of late but I have been busy in the sewing room none the less.  We have finally moved the spare bed out and I am in the middle of re-organising boxes and bags of fabric, … 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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