Category Archives: Designed by me

McCalls 6555 Shirt

Further to the summer Stash Attack, I’ve used a length of lightweight white poly crepe making up View A of a pattern I must have bought in the mid to late 70s. View A is top right in the artwork … Continue reading

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Stripes

I excavated a short yard of a heavy striped cotton jersey from the stash heap on Monday, and went for a sleeved cardigan. Some of the stripey madness that ensued was intentional, some a happy accident, some design by necessity. … Continue reading

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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 hereĀ . 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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