Category Archives: Craft and Sewing Patterns

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Angel Gowns

I have been heavily involved in a new charity group call Angel Gowns Australia, with me volunteering to be one of the seamstresses for the ACT sub-branch.  This is something close to my heart, as most of my friends and … Continue reading

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Pink and black nightgown

This is my second incarnation of the Seamster (formerly Disparate Disciplines) Yellowtail Cami pattern.  This time I lengthened all the body pieces, with a view to having a nightgown.  I also added a small amount to the side seams (tapered … Continue reading

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The quest for the perfect t-shirt

Yep, its time to update my t-shirt supply, and I think perhaps, to stop wearing sacks. I am still a fair bit conscious of my “comfort layer”, but I think that perhaps I am making myself look bigger than I … Continue reading

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Chevron Cami ….. and adjusting fit

I came across this pattern company quite by accident. A very new independent designer, I was pointed to their site, through a topic on Artisans Square. At first look, I wasn’t particularly interested, since their size charts finished at Size … Continue reading

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Connections, beauty and indulgence

AKA ….. why do I NEED a vintage sewing machine! Connections …… Do you have treasures from your childhood?  Special things that have meaning, help you relive the love you felt, and trigger memories of small but significant moments?  I … Continue reading

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Refashioning a skirt

A favourite store for me is Autograph …. most of the clothing is a bit sacklike, but for some reason I have nothing but good luck with their skirts, pants and jeans. They are still baggy around the thighs a … Continue reading

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10 Minute Blocks Tutorial

I came across this great youtube video, called 10 minute blocks, and it suckered me into the quilting world. here is a 1 page pdf, that shows the steps.  Hopefully it helps.  10 Minute Blocks – tute

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I don’t quilt ……. by the great fibber

I don’t quilt ….. not that there is anything wrong with that. But, as sewing clothing gets easier for me, I am finding the world of quilting is calling out to me. A good friend, Raylee from Sunflower Quilting, is … Continue reading

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Converting a round neckline to v-neck cross over

I am a huge fan of Ottobre patterns, and this design, #9 Violet Rose, is a firm favourite. My only quibble has been the wide, boaty round neck.  I am wide enough as it is, I don’t need emphasis.  And … Continue reading

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My sewing project list

I am part of a fantastic sewing community Artisan’s Square, which is part of the Stitchers Guild Sewing Forum. Its a lovely group, not only because there is a wonderful mix of sewing talent and tastes, but because mostly the … Continue reading

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