Category Archives: Bobbins

Pattern bag

I started buying pdf patterns when they were print and tape, then stopped. The whole print-cut-tape-trace dance just did my head in. Too much hassle. Then the pattern companies started offering them as A0 files. A much better option. Now … Continue reading

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Kibbe sewing five – a shirt this time.

I have the Style Arc Melody pattern. I cannot remember when it came into my house but was quite likely one of their monthly freebies. Is it Kibbe? According to the Kibbe Classic guidelines, blouses should be elegant with soft … Continue reading

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Another Lark tee

I love making tshirts at the moment. Actually, just working with knits is a joy. Especially if I can complete the garment quickly and use just the overlocker and coverstitch machines. I have been buying fabrics that are beautiful and … Continue reading

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Princess Leia Pyjamas

This is the second half of my Frocktails 2017 lucky door prize from “For the love of Fabrics” online shop. My other one is now a Chewbacca nightie. This one is a Princess Leia print that was destined to be … Continue reading

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Swimwear

I enjoyed making the rash tops and bikini in 2018. My existing bathers are rather worn, stretched out and bordering on too loose in the water. I decided to have a go at a super basic design and effectively draft … Continue reading

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PJ bottoms for the bloke

The lover needed – desperately needed – new pyjama bottoms. He has a plethora of printed tshirts that he uses for tops. He just needed the bottoms bit. Out came Simplicity 9900, a pattern for men’s and boy’s pyjama bottoms, … Continue reading

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A Carine tee

I’ve been using the Lark tee from Grainline for several years. It has seen many iterations for me and my two daughters. I flirted with the Hey June Raglan in 2018, making four versions. Now for a different shape, the … Continue reading

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I made a cardigan! (Kibbe sewing 4)

Earlier this year I wrote about my sewing plans for 2019. I also wrote about a year of Kibbe inspired sewing. This post is mostly about my first Kibbe inspired top. At the end of 2018 I bought Jalie 3677, … Continue reading

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Kibbe sewing 3 – more wedding trousers

So the Craftsy/McCalls trousers were a dud. The problem was the fabric, it bagged out terribly the minute I put it on. And it was super hot. Not what I need in the overheated work environments I am in. Therefore … Continue reading

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Wedding trousers, Kibbe sewing two

We received a wedding invitation for a colleague of my husband. It was to be in the function centre of a winery and “formal”. My husband used the opportunity to dry clean several suits and replaced a shirt. Lucky him. … Continue reading

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