Monthly Archives: May 2012

Gone natural

Pattern Review’s current contest is to make something from natural fibre fabric, one fibre only, 100 per cent something natural.   The contest ends today, or perhaps in the early  hours of tomorrow for this time zone. I drafted a … Continue reading

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Jeaniac

Been stitching like one possessed here. To cut to the chase – the jeans are together but for waistband, hems and a bit of top stitching. And they fit! The pattern is spot on but for the half inch I … Continue reading

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Taste assault

So, table clearish, fabric refolded and shelved,  the jeans from weird stuff saga begins in earnest. Here’s the pattern. ‘Factory’ folds because in the new tidy spirit it was given an envelope whilst I took advantage of being able to … Continue reading

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Jeans maybe

I bought this from the lonely hearts pile in Myrtille several months ago – one euro a metre. Its got a fair amount of stretch on the weft and none on the warp. Good for a pair of jeans? I … Continue reading

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Burda Style 05-2012 107 Pattern

A few bits of construction info. I chucked the tracing I made for this garment before setting off home, the diagrams show the departures from the Burda pattern. First, the dress needed to be shorter by about three inches. The … Continue reading

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Catch up

What I made in London. The eight gore skirt. Oh the joy of a really simple pattern. A dress in those two jerseys I bought. I tried three different arrangements for the black band, as a yoke and as a … Continue reading

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Another Blast from the Past.

This came through the post. I uploaded my copies, but left them hanging. Then I read this post about Modes et Travaux, May 1934, with lots more 30s vintage inspiration.  Aren’t that decade’s understated chic and fluid lines inspiring? Not that … Continue reading

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