Monthly Archives: February 2013

“A SIMPLE THING ~BUT MINE OWN”

Well, here is the finished article. Although I have to confess, this isn’t the style that I would normally wear, I prefer a verticle seam and side banding rather than underwiring, I am very surprised just how comfortable it is. It may … Continue reading

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NEXT UP – KWIK SEW 3300

In keeping with my pledge to wear as much ‘me-made’ items of clothing as possible every day the next item on the agenda is obviously this. Kwik Sew 3300 bra pattern. It comes multi-sized in A,B,C & D cups and … Continue reading

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NOT THE SAME BUT BETTER [I think]

Remember the vintage blouse pattern of a couple of posts ago? I made another ‘wearable toile’ directly from this pattern with only minor adjustments. What probably cant be seen from the pattern envelope is that it is essentially a shirt. … Continue reading

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BLOUSES

What a co-incidence, I had just got this post ready for tomorrow when I clicked over to Karen’s blog http://didyoumakethat.wordpress.com and she is asking for ideas for blouse patterns for her to make up! Have I got blouse patterns! I’ve … Continue reading

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STASH AND WEARABLE TOILES

At the outset, let’s state the obvious – stash is essential. Without stash it is impossible to explore new ideas or make new creations. Good sewing practice dictates that all new patterns and new techniques should first be tried out … Continue reading

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VINTAGE ?

I came across this pattern on E-bay a short while ago. It is clearly at least 50 or even 60 years old judging by the picture alone. But there are other clues that tell me that this is either a WW2 … Continue reading

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AHH!

As soon as I saw this pattern I was eager to make it for the many lovely littlies in my family. I love the old-fashioned look of this, remembering just such coats in my childhood.  I decided to make up a … Continue reading

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