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basic April 21, 2013

Just a little bit of sewing this weekend. I finished the white long sleeved blouse that I had started last weekend. It’s a tremendously basic pattern but it always works out which I like. This time I left the sleeves long. Then I whacked together another skirt with some cheap patchwork fabric I had bought […]

flounces April 7, 2013

I have spent the afternoon battling with French seams (and giving up because they did my head in) and flounces. In the end it all worked out okay. This was first attempt at this pattern and as has become my habit I made it in a cheap material in case I totally faffed it up. […]

Dandelions March 30, 2013

It’s been a little while since I had any dedicated sewing time. After a last minute dash to Spotlight on Thursday evening I started this dandelion dress yesterday and finished it today. I had tried the pattern once before as a blouse. The yoke is a bit fiddly and it is also supposed to have […]

an at home weekend February 17, 2013

Well it’s been a big February so far. It took two weeks for me to be able to move back into my house properly. Even though I was sleeping here after a week of the flooding I had no hot water system so was living a strangely displaced existence with half my clothes at my […]

no sewing Saturday December 29, 2012

This morning saw me spending an extraordinary amount of money on new underwear. It was time and thank goodness for Boxing Day Sales. Then a coffee stop and a Spotlight stop where I bought some patchwork material and a length of dark green material that I will do something with. And then…..Ta DAAAA…the highlight of […]

"Do I hear happiness?" December 28, 2012

It’s day 4 of the #blog12daysxmas challenge and so far I am keeping up. Until I go back to work next Wednesday I fear these posts might become a little repetitive. Yesterday I sewed and sewed and sewed and came up with this: No your eyes do not deceive you. That is indeed a skirt […]

tablecloth material December 26, 2012

Well I didn’t exactly have the Boxing Day Blues but I wasn’t up to much today. I did manage to get to Spotlight first thing and pick up some specials in the fabric department. It was really hot though and their aircon hadn’t really kicked in so I was feeling a little seedy by the […]

Christmas Countdown: the festive skirt version December 15, 2012

I impulse bought this piece of Christmas fabric a month or so ago in an internet buying frenzy. I didn’t really have a plan. First I thought about a blouse, then perhaps bunting, a tablecloth ….and then this afternoon I decided to throw caution to the wind and whip up my very easy skirt pattern […]

the invisible zip December 8, 2012

I was excited to receive a dress pattern in the post this week and couldn’t wait to try it. Luckily I took the advice of the pattern and used a material I was not in love with for the first attempt. The dress has a fitted bodice, waistband insert and then gathered skirt. I managed […]

trimming all over the place December 2, 2012

In an attempt to make lemonade out of lemons I finished this white top to take to Rockhampton tomorrow and added some daisy chain trim to the hem. (The lemons are Rockhampton. The lemonade is the daisy chain trimmed top that I will wear while there). I also whipped up a skirt to wear tomorrow […]