Monthly Archives: April 2016

May Burda Style

I treated myself to May’s Burda Style whilst in the papeterie this morning. I’ve no actual need of any more patterns, but after a two and a half hour wait on hold to parley with French administration at the sous … Continue reading

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Stuff and More Stuff

Anyone kondo-ing? Several posters on a sewing forum , me included, are trying to reduce fabric stashes. Maybe you’ve been spring cleaning? It’s in the air and it has me pondering the role of stuff. There was still the tail … Continue reading

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Sheer Magic

How many sheers lurk unused in your fabric hoard? Do they weave fairy dust into chiffon, with a good dose of something more potent than oxytocin? They must. It’s guaranteed that I’ll bond instantly with the stuff and pay no … Continue reading

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Drafting a Yoke on Trousers

See how I steered clear of punny titles? Blurry sewing room shots and the yokes on me. There, got that out of my system. Most trouser patterns now come with a centre front fly opening. Maybe you want to change … Continue reading

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Silk Wrap Blouse

Here’s the top made from the printed silk I photographed last week. I drafted the pattern as a wrap over, ending hip length. The wrap is organised so that the front waist dart will support the button and interior press … Continue reading

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