Category Archives: Designed by me

Skirt Draft 3

The first full scale version of this pattern is sewn up. Notes on grain follow. The piece on the top right of that photo is the front skirt main section, and the CF is parallel to the selvedge. Its top … Continue reading

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Silk Denim

I bought some silk denim mail order from here . I like the jeans pattern I ended up with after the marathon pattern tweaking effort, but wanted a change and after much Pinterest browsing decided to try a wide leg style … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Schemes

2016 is going down as the reality check year. Another month of lo-sew, a few bits were completed in between real life emergencies and damage control efforts, but the big plans of turning the fabric stash into lovely projects are … Continue reading

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Stalled Projects

Why do some projects get sewn up in a few days and others sit half done on the end of the sewing table muttering imprecations and gathering dust? I started this coat last Autumn, when the weather was just cool … 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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One Two Three

It was a bits and pieces week, parts of three projects worked. First jeans, in black stretch denim, aiming for embroidery down the side. This might be in black too, or maybe black and green. Decisions, decisions.  I got as … Continue reading

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Truck with Tucks

I’ve taken a few days out from the coat decision process to sew a shirt in some orange voile I bought in a sale from a local Myrtille three years ago. The idea was to play around with meandering pin tucks as … Continue reading

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