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Formal dress 2017

Another year, another formal dress for Miss 17. This is her final year at school and she wants long, dramatic and stunning. This is the inspiration dress. Just too long! The thought of cutting off all that fabric was too … Continue reading

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Singapore shorts

We went to Singapore. I needed shorts and quickly. My much modified elastic waisted trouser pattern to the rescue again. It was originally the Barb trousers pattern from Style Arc, but has morphed so many times it is now my … Continue reading

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Travel wallet – an attempt

My husband travels a bit for work and has a rather lovely leather passport wallet. I really like it but don’t travel enough justify buying one. I decided to make one. I had made my son a leather laptop cover … Continue reading

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Saturday Social Sewing – number one

A shop in Melbourne has a large room for classes and groups. A bunch of Melbourne seamsters and stitchers would go there every two months or so for social sewing. This has been going on for several years, I met … Continue reading

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Bored with Black!

I recently made five different garments in black. I don’t really like black, it does nothing for me. It is a pain to sew because it is so dark and you can’t see anything. Happily mistakes are also hard to … Continue reading

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New blades

Miss 17 has a rather lovely pair of skating boots. I bought them from an incredibly skilled adult skater at the rink. Miss 17’s feet have been a stable size for several years. It makes sense to get decent boots. … Continue reading

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Sunday Sevens – June

Images from the last two weeks:   Miss 17 at the climbing place.             Trialing new pattern tracing paper. So far I like the white.       Sushi platters – for dinner before the … Continue reading

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Sunday sevens – end of May 2017

This time I managed to do this on a Sunday!   Miss 12 and Penny drinking together.             This little donkey looked a bit lost.   These fabrics arrived. Destined to be a tee-shirt and … Continue reading

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Sunday Sevens – May 2017

Another busy few weeks. I’ve started a new part-time job which has involved a lot of training. Things will settle in the next few weeks and I’ll be back to sewing again. I needed the calm inspiration that is found … Continue reading

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Coverstitch appreciation

  Last year my very clever husband bought me a new overlocker. A four thread Juki with air-threading.     I appreciate him so much! It was a leap of faith as while Juki has a long history in the¬†industrial … Continue reading

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