Tag Archives: Stash sewing

Secret Sewist Iso Sewing

Try saying that title several times over… And – before I am distracted – the responses to my previous post made me realise how much love there is for jam-setting fails. Many thanks! Caz from The Useful Box organised a … Continue reading

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Not Kibbe trousers – Style Arc Teddy

Style Arc are based in my home town – Melbourne. They’re a terrific bunch of women who also design awesome clothing and draft superbly. I really liked the look of these trousers – fitted yoke waist, pockets, tapered but loose … Continue reading

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A dressing gown

The elder lass was invited to a themed 21st birthday. A pyjama theme. She decided that she needed a robe of some sort. Cue McCalls 2476, purchased some years ago and routinely pulled out for the pyjama bottoms. Instead we … Continue reading

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Timbau! – the bag

Timbau – a membranaphone instrument, conical in shape, used for samba-reggae music. Originated in Salvador, capital of Bahia, a state in Brazil. *This blog post is long, with a lot of images* Moving on from the first post. I started … Continue reading

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Timbau! – the drum

Timbau – a membranaphone instrument, conical in shape, used for samba-reggae music. Originated in Salvador, capital of Bahia, a state in Brazil. I bought a second hand pair of congas. Fantastic sound, breathtaking quality, super bargain price. And incredibly heavy! … Continue reading

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Colour blocked terry raglan

I’ve never colour blocked a garment before. NEVER EVER! I got some navy French terry from a fabric swap. A lot of it. It went into the fabric collection. Where I found a remnant of some creamy white terry with … Continue reading

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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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