The Not-So-Humble T-Shirt(s) & Out-takes!

The Not-So-Humble T-Shirt(s) & Out-takes!

This is the garment which returned my sewing mojo to me!  A humble t-shirt! It wasn't that I wasn't sewing anything at all, after all, I make a lot of bellydance tops for others and I was very slowly making the odd thing for myself which I might wear once in a blue...

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Elephant Trousers!

Elephant Trousers!

I am probably far too excited about these Elephant Trousers than I really should be at my age!  ;-)   But I love them! So these are the brand new Carrie Trousers from Sew Over It, available only in their brand new Ultimate Guide to Sewing and Fitting Trousers online...

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The Skirt That Hurts Your Eyes

The Skirt That Hurts Your Eyes

I kind of like this skirt but don't like it all at the same time!  Meet the Skirt That Hurts Your Eyes! So this is an accidentally modified version of KwikSew 3951 made in a very funky, but hard to look at fabric.  The reds and greens do funny things to your eyes,...

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Lime & Leopard Print Sorbetto

Lime & Leopard Print Sorbetto

Just to warn you, I'm catching up on posting about the things I made last year, or even the year before!  But they were all made since I started my blog, and since it's MY blog, I can follow MY rules, and blog about what I want!  So there! ;-) First up is a Sorbetto...

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A Peak At Some Of My Previously Unseen Vintage Patterns

A Peak At Some Of My Previously Unseen Vintage Patterns

I fully intended for my next post to be about one of my many completed items.  However, a lack of completed item photos has scuppered that plan! So, I thought it was about time I shared a few of my favourite vintage patterns, which I haven't shown before in any posts....

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My Thoughts On The Latest Butterick Patterns

My Thoughts On The Latest Butterick Patterns

There's one type of email which always gets me very excited - an email from one of the Big Four pattern companies informing me their new patterns for the coming season have been released.  But the excitement is not for the reason you might think . . . I follow quite a...

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Tatted Cardigan Puzzle

Tatted Cardigan Puzzle

OK, this isn't really a sewing related post, but I'm hoping you won't mind a little detour! My Mum bought this hand tatted cardigan from an op shop  (charity shop, thrift shop) in New Zealand and I'm trying to find out a little more about it, so if anyone is at all...

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Meet Gertie, the new addition to our family!

Meet Gertie, the new addition to our family!

Please say a big "hello!" to Gertie - my mannequin :-D I've never owned a dressmakers dummy/mannequin, but I've thought about it many times.  I always seemed to get caught up in the debate of whether an adjustable or non-adjustable one would be better.  Then looking...

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Simplicity Challenge 2016

Simplicity Challenge 2016 Winner of Vintage Section
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