Category Archives: Bobbins

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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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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