Category Archives: Craft and Sewing Patterns

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Cheung Sam for my daughter

Quite a few years ago, my daughter chose this dress pattern as her Year 10 graduation dress. It was a trial of difficult fabric (silk brocade …. eeeeekkkkkkk), tricky new pattern, and fitting my super tall daughter. She is a … Continue reading

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Good enough and WOMBATS

Anyone who has seen my sewing room, will know that I am a wee bit obsessive. I can’t work in a mess, I am not a “creative thinker” and I value order and predictability. That being said, it may be … Continue reading

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Tracing PDF’s

One of the most tedious things about sewing from PDF patterns is laying out and taping the patterns. Often you are left with a huge piece of tacked together paper, that will not fold well. And, once the entire thing … Continue reading

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Weighted blankets and lap pads

This has been a project that started out of a discussion with my sister. Both her boys are on the spectrum, with the youngest also having SPD. We both looked into making weighted quilts for them. I bought 5kg of … Continue reading

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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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