I’m sure it’s no coincidence that during the term break at work (which fell for three weeks during April), I was much more productive. In **breaking news** I finally threaded my overlocker (it took about 10 attempts) and broke it in this month! And I was also sewing with a freshly serviced machine, so who … More April 2018.
A friend gave me this second hand curtain and I made a self drafted skirt out of it. I drafted a very wide A line skirt with a side zip and a one piece waistband. I loved those big white flowers so tried to get as much of the print on the skirt as possible. … More Garden variety skirt.
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This is my second challenge entry for Indie Pattern Month 2017. I actually won this pattern in IMP16 for my Named Esme Cardigan – coincidentally in the New To Me category. This is the Muse Philippa in the skirt variation, my entry for New To Me this year. This skirt is made from two other … More 2 Become 1: Muse Philippa Skirt
Take my temperature people, I mustn’t be feeling myself because here comes another skirt. I am so happy with how this skirt came together. I had a dream, and it was realised. In the #gfh16 I scored about 6 metres of royal blue corduroy. Quite narrow, but a large quantity. Then I had a hankering … More Nostalgia value.
I won this pattern during Indie Pattern Month over at The Monthly Stitch. As my *ahem* regular readers will know, pants are my jam. In fact very few skirts feature on my blog, or in my weekly wardrobe. It was a move out of my comfort zone but I did like this pattern, and do … More Alberta has a checkered past.
I bought this fabric about 8 years ago, gave it to my sister, she gave it back – when I was in my ill-fated ‘Bowline phase’ – and it has eventually become this very un-photogenic maxi skirt. Incidentally a skirt it what I was planning to make when I first bought this fabric. Rest assured … More This skirt is not photogenic.
This is an actual true story guys. You know it’s a kick ass bookclub when someone turns up one night with two rubbish bags full of vintage clothes from an elderly friend’s wardrobe clear out. It was a very democratic and gracious process as to who got what, but I scored some sweet treats! In … More Everythings coming up(cycled) roses.
This 70s style sweatshirt is made from a pattern I drafted myself from gifted vintage wool knit. I used the reverse of the fabric as the sleeves and cuff and neck binding. In this picture I’m wearing it with a tulip shaped black skirt I also made from a self drafted pattern.
This skirt was made using Simplicity 5311 and vintage fabric. The stripes are made from a men’s tshirt from a second hand clothing warehouse. Aside from adding the stripe, the only alteration I made to the pattern was changing the zipper from the side to the back.