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Leggings for the younger lass

The younger lass needed another pair of leggings for dance class. The design brief was very simple – plain long leggings. We raided the fabric stash and I very generously offered some beautiful patterned fabric that I’ve been hoarding for … Continue reading

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Style Arc Fifi – Kibbe sewing one

I am slowly trying out new trouser patterns. Several of these have been from Style Arc, with rather mixed results. Style Arc patterns are known for their sparse instructions, contemporary designs and superb drafting. All true. Style Arc is a … Continue reading

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Kibbe sewing

I’ve been enjoying the wonderful series by Doctor T Designs on the Kibbe method for determining what styles of clothing suit women. The method is incredibly detailed with several main types, each with sub-type variants. Doctor T goes into a … Continue reading

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Chambray trousers

New trousers were needed. Thankfully not in black bengaline (for a change), but in chambray bengaline. It came courtesy of the awesomeness that is Kat and Seamstress Fabrics. I chose Style Arc Barbs (again) and considered yet another modification to … Continue reading

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2018 reflections, hopes for 2019

In February 2018 I wrote about what I wanted to do in 2018 and then immediately forgot it. I discovered the post just recently and was a little startled at what did and didn’t get done. In 2018 I wrote … Continue reading

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Sewing for the lasses

The elder lass is at uni and loving it. Learning is important to her. She likes the idea of learning to sew, just not actually sewing for more than 30 minutes at a time #ZGen. She chose some fabric for … Continue reading

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Smart casual

Yeah – we all know what that means – right? An invite to a special occasion that was important and significant, but not formal. Casual clothes but not shoddy clothes. The occasion was spread over two days and therefore required … Continue reading

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Thread Theory Finlayson

My husband hasn’t had a me-made article for a LONG time. I bought some bamboo fleece for him last year. This year he clicked through my collection of Thread Theory patterns on my computer. He chose the Finlayson jumper. He … Continue reading

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Chewbacca nightie

I went to Frocktails 2017 and won a lucky door prize. $50 to spend at the online shop – For the love of Fabrics – yay!!!! There are many funky prints in this shop. I lurked for several weeks before … Continue reading

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Maternity Jacket

This is from the archived section of my wardrobe. My eldest is now 18, in her first year at university and loving it. When I became pregnant with her I knew I would be making virtually all my maternity clothes. … Continue reading

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