Monthly Archives: July 2012

Olympian challenge and Stash

Ruthie is having an Olympic Challenge. Sew five garments during the Olympics. I like a challenge, especially if it gives me a nudge to sew up a few things in the waiting list. Here’s my first. Authentic linen crumples thrown … Continue reading

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Magic Flop or not?

I’m continuing doggedly with my drafting review of “Pattern Magic Stretch Fabrics”. Today, I looked at ‘Straight Lines and Curves A, the instructions on page 93 of this volume by Tomoko Nakamichi. I unintentionally became expert in the technique used … Continue reading

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Fribblish Friday – Remnants and rub

Yes, I’ve plundered and plagiarised Petty Grievances, Wearable Wednesdays for title inspiration. I’m dedicating this Friday to sewing fribbledom, to flinging bits together from scraps and to footling around with half brain inspirations. This morning I pulled out a crumpled … Continue reading

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Sharp and Snappy 3

Back again, working from Pattern Magic Stretch Fabrics, trying out this one. The pattern comes out quite cute, puts me in mind of a little sea horse. No time is wasted on fussing about necklines and armhole details, its the … Continue reading

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Sew Happy

We felled a Mimosa tree. And it was HOT. Very hot to be wielding power tools and nimbly dodging falling branches in heavy weight jeans.   Our patch, on a good day,  is like the Garden of Eden. That picture, … Continue reading

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Stingray Magic

Third post about drafting from Pattern Magic Stretch Fabrics by Tomoko Nakamichi with passing reference to several other pattern making gurus. Stingray, drafting directions on page 100, is a little wonder. I put the half scale on my cute little PGM … Continue reading

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Magic Drafting 2

I’m living in the three Tee shirts I made recently, and love the fit. They don’t pull under the arms, rise up awkwardly at the front, develop a diagonal fold from the side seam to bust point, or dip and … Continue reading

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