Category Archives: Fabric

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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Bits and Pieces

Burda Jacket. The idea of doing a step by step account of this pattern was abandoned when I took the cut pieces with me to London. Sewing there was like taking a step back in time – basic machine balanced … Continue reading

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Nap6 Progress Report

I’ve been cutting an experimental full size pattern for the Nap 6 challenge dress. It’s been a rush job (nothing to do with challenge deadlines, RL issues). Reasoning that if anyone wears it as a finished article, it’s likely to … 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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Stitch Up Week

I stitched up two pairs of trousers adapted from Vogue 2981, same size, same black cotton drill. Here’s mine. A bit snug over my thermals, but Spring is only here in name as yet. I’m wearing it with the green … 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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Dead Easy

With silk left over from other projects I made a couple of  shortie pyjama pants for dds, same basic pattern, different sizes. There was a bit of cheating in the layouts to get the pieces out of the remaining fabric. … Continue reading

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