Tag Archives: Stash sewing

Trousers – again – this time with pockets

I’ve made up Vogue 2948 twice, each time modifying it slightly. This time I re-drafted them to include pockets. I wanted them to be a little similar to these trousers but without the crotch fitting problems. After my disastrous last … Continue reading

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Sewing during isolation

For us in Melbourne, Australia the shutdown started gently in early March, then became more onerous by the end of March. For most of that time I was struggling to get my online work setup going OK. Eventually March merged … Continue reading

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Pyjamas for the lasses

My younger is 15 and wanted a new pair of woven joggers. A style that frankly baffles me, but I am not the client. Miss 20 wanted warm pyjama bottoms. Both were happy with an elastic waisted loose pant pattern … Continue reading

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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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