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The Walk Away Dress

When I began my sewing journey, it was primarily because of my daughter. She was a long skinny baby, and rapidly grew into a long skinny toddler. I found that to get clothes that fit her, I either had things … Continue reading

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StyleArc Daisy Tunic and Pants

Mostly I sew knits, so its always an interesting exercise, sewing with woven fabric. While the actual sewing is easier, with fabric that feeds evenly and doesn’t tend to ripple, the trade off is fraying (especially linen) that needs controlling, … Continue reading

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Tricot Slip

Some time ago, I purchased some vintage patterns and fabric from a garage sale near me. The patterns were a selection of 80’s lingerie patterns, including this one ….. KnitWit 5100 – Ladies Petticoat. The best part about these patterns, … Continue reading

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Sewing Journey – pattern alterations

I have been making my own clothing for quite a while now.  I have had a fair amount of mediocre results, a few resounding successes, and of course some spectacular failures. Like all learning seamstresses, along the way, I have … Continue reading

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Persistence

When I bought this fabric, I didn’t really like it.  Oh sure it was a great price, and I am sure I could figure out something to make out of it … but was it really me?  I bought 5 … Continue reading

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Giving for the sake of giving

My sister invited me to be part of a gift exchange, through Facebook. You are assigned a person, are given a comprehensive survey about your person, and then you purchase/source/make gifts for that person, up to a pre-determined amount.  The … Continue reading

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A family tradition …. Potholders

My sister and I used to receive a set of potholders and tea towels for xmas, every year …. from our grandmother. They were never very expensive ones, usually bought from the cheapy shop, but still our grandmother has lots … Continue reading

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Lounge Room quilts

The first of two quilts, that I made for my lounge chairs. I completed both quilts last year, and unfortunately, my friend, who was long arm quilting them for me, had a massive rush of jobs, along with a couple … Continue reading

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Its just a body ……… and its only clothes

My sister has a policy with regards to food, and her picky food hating toddlers ……. its just food, there is no point stressing over it.  She developed this attitude when her first boy was 2, and she was struggling with … Continue reading

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Removing Overlocker Stitch – a tutorial

Just a quick tute today.  After overlocking (serging) the shoulder seams of two gowns today, I realised that I actually needed to complete the vests first.  So, hence a tute on removing overlocker stitch. Hope this helps everyone. Removing Overlocking … Continue reading

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