Category Archives: Bobbins

Raglan top

I made a raglan top from pale blue fleece¬† – not blogged. I used French terry for another one, also not blogged. I used an old Burda pattern which was OK, but needed modifications to work for me. Major mods. … Continue reading

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Everyday stripey tshirts

Everyday clothes, the sort you wash and wear constantly, that always seem to work. Sort of an extended capsule wardrobe. I had a plan to make something for me, each month. I’m even in the Facebook and Instagram groups for … Continue reading

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A new ukulele case – part one

I bought a ukulele some years ago. I bought a soft gig bag at the same time. The zip pull fell off both ends of the zip, then the zipper thing fell off one end. I clearly needed a new … Continue reading

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A bikini for Accordion?

Umm yes. The rash tops I made don’t have bust support, and I need it. And I made swim shorts, and need something up top. One piece swimmers were another option, and originally what I intended to make. I started … Continue reading

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Rash tops

Summer in Australia can be brutally hot and I burn very easily. We migrated when I was 10 and I had my first mole removed when I was 18. I needed a long-sleeved rash top for my holiday in Queensland. … Continue reading

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Swimming shorts

I needed swimming gear. I went to Queensland for a holiday break with my eldest lass. One week on a tropical island and a few days in Brisbane. In January. I needed swimming gear. I burn like the true English … Continue reading

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2017 Reflections & 2018 Goals

This is my final installment in this series, hosted by Gillian at Crafting a Rainbow. Loving that my goals for the following year are starting with March 2018. Sewing reflections: I am sewing more with knits. I think this is … Continue reading

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Top 5 – the sewing hits

My “Top 5” sewing hits – as part of the series hosted by Gillian over at Crafting a Rainbow.¬† This was an easy post to write as in 2017 I had considerably more time and headspace to devote to sewing. … Continue reading

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Sewing top 5 – the misses

I’m doing the annual sewing round up, “Sewing Top 5”. Gillian hosts it, on her blog “Crafting a Rainbow”. I’m starting with the flops, binned items and the never finished. Navy trousers for work, for a one afternoon a week … Continue reading

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Frocktails – Melbourne

Frocktails – a blend of frocks and cocktails. An annual event organised by some amazing seamsters in Melbourne. A chance to make a special occasion frock, then wear it to socialise with other seamsters. Frocktails has been running for a … Continue reading

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