Category Archives: Bobbins

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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Yet more Barbs

I gained weight, then a bit more. The tops I’ve made are doing OK, and we now have a uniform shirt for work. My trousers were falling apart and not up to the challenge of my ever increasing girth. I … Continue reading

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Slinky new tshirt for the elder lass

The elder lass needed a new top. She wanted a crop tshirt, in slinky blue fabric that she chose from the stash. This is the best representation of the colour of any of the photos I took. The top layer … Continue reading

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Singapore fabric shopping – Arab St

While we were in Singapore I took lots of photographs and notes and decided that I would eventually blog about it all. I am getting to it almost 8 months later! My husband left to go to his conference and … Continue reading

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My first wrap dress

I’d heard people raving about wrap dresses and had a go with Butterick 5030. It was terrible! I made a test of the bodice and it just did not work. The pattern and remainder fabric went to a friend who … Continue reading

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Vogue 1446 – finished!

I finished the pleating and side seams. Time for a quick fit session. Umm – still too long in the body. Another 5cm came out, lifting the hem to just above her knee. I added the lining and another try … Continue reading

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The bag

The dress had been planned, and started. We’d found the perfect shoes. A small evening bag was needed, but we didn’t see anything that was quite right. I thought a drawstring bag would suit, then remembered the knot bag. Much … Continue reading

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Vogue 1446 – the next stage

I decided that a toile was a good idea. I used an old quilt cover as it draped similarly to the broderie anglaise the elder had chosen. The elder is petite, smaller than the smallest size in pattern. I had … Continue reading

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Simplicity 8165

The younger lass was in the final year of primary school. Her school has an end of year function, the kids like to dress a bit nicely. The younger was keen for a new dress. She spent a lot of … Continue reading

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Vogue 1446 – getting started

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I made this dress in 2016, the elder lass was in her second last year of school – year 11. A school formal was arranged and she needed a dress. I saw Vogue 1446 in a catalogue, so did the … Continue reading

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