Monthly Archives: June 2018

Stash-Buster Jacket

No, not the one I wear when stitching my way to a clearer studio and consience. Just another chapter in the saga of fabric I bought because I liked it, it was a bargain, I was planning to make up, … Continue reading

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Helpful Blunders

Here’s one. OK it’s wearable, and calling it a yoga top widens the tolerance threshold for fabric that didn’t hit the mark, and fit slightly off. The Backstory. I’m making an effort to sew up the section of stashed fabrics … Continue reading

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Trousers Wide and Narrow

More in Stash Attack Mode Remember those times when having the ankle end of your trousers the wrong width was ¬†enough to mark you out as a little odd or seriously uncool? Happily for the eclectic amongst us, fashion is … Continue reading

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Velvet Wrap Dresses

I made a couple of velvet wrap dresses in the blog down time. The first was in black ‘something’ velvet – probably a poly. I had left overs from yards and yards of this, once used for a costume. It … Continue reading

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Sleevy Dress 2

Construction details. This dress was drafted to individual measurements, via an adapted block. This pattern used the smallest plus cup size on a size 10 in the chart (10+) but also used a bit of extra length in the CB. … Continue reading

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Sleevy dress

I made this dress a couple of weeks before Christmas 2017. ¬†Making it threw up so many possible design variations. Was this ok or just a stage on the route to something better? The following days were busy with the … Continue reading

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Wrapped

Stash has become pathological and so, for better or for worse, I’ve set myself the task of sewing up all of the unspecial fabrics in stash before the end of August. To this end, patterns at the reliable unexciting end … Continue reading

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