Monthly Archives: April 2012

Skirt pattern – DIY

So, I’m in London, I travelled on Saturday, the slooooow way, ferry, coach and number 11 bus. Yesterday, I drafted a skirt pattern for my hostess, who is currently employed where the dress code is boring, in that ‘do I … Continue reading

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Photo Finish

Inside story The lining has been changed from the original, full bodice lining, to an inner bra only.The bottom edge has 2cm wide elastic zigzagged in. I used this pretty snug, taking my undercup measurement and reducing it by 2 … Continue reading

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Treading water

Inner support, or lack of. The first idea I had about the insides of the top was to follow this method. I haven’t been able to buy swimwear cups locally, but hauled an old bra out of the pile kept … Continue reading

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In the swim

The last swimwear I made, I realised today, was stitched from a 1950s pattern my mother had, in blue and white striped woven cotton. I wonder what happened to the pattern? I’ve made hundreds of garments, but no other swimwear. … Continue reading

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Swimsuit

I need something to wear on the beach. Intentions were to get the something sewn and enter it for Sewing Pattern Review’s swimwear contest. There were many┬ábrilliant entries, mine was still a metre of indifferent lycra in a sewing room … Continue reading

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Vintage Butterick

This pattern was in my mother’s stash for as long as I can remember. Its never been used, but its time has come – I’m going to make it up for PR Vintage Pattern contest. Pattern Review contests push me … Continue reading

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Bolero jacket re-run

The jacket pattern is still at the working pattern stage, no turnings added, but I wanted to try it with a different kind of fabric and another finish to the flounce edge. I’ve chosen binding so as to be able … Continue reading

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