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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I’ve Got A Brand New Etsy Shop!

I’ve Got A Brand New Etsy Shop!

The time finally arrived when my vintage pattern stash started to take over the house. What started as "I just have to have that vintage sewing pattern and then I'll be happy" turned into "but I can't let that lot of 28 vintage patterns go to just anyone, I have to...

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Simplicity Challenge 2016

Simplicity Challenge 2016 Winner of Vintage Section
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