Category Archives: me-made wardrobe

ANOTHER THRIFTY MAKE – BURDA 8503

  This blouse was super easy and super quick to make. The most time was taken fitting the princess seams, which I had to take in quite a bit. I also brought the front edges in so that it buttoned higher … Continue reading

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DID I NOT LIKE THAT?

No I blooming well didn’t!!  Although I do love this pattern [Islander Jacket Express] [and this is the third time of making, so far and will not be the last] this particular version was just like sewing a candlewick bedspread. I … Continue reading

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SUN’S OUT ~

and the tantrum is over. I can’t blame Lucie [http://lovelucie1.wordpress.com]  for my own shortcomings really, but she is so clever at such a lot of things that I can’t resist just peeking to see what she is up to. I … Continue reading

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JACKET EXPRESS #2

  I so enjoyed the process [and result!] of Jacket Express #1, shown here, that I immediately hunted around in my fabric pile[s] for another suitable fabric to cut out #2. I found this fabric, bought in 2006 to make … Continue reading

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ANOTHER TA-DA MOMENT.

Jacket Express finished all but the buttons and buttonholes, ta-da!   My lovely daughter Abigail agreed to pose for me, provided I cut off her head. The times I’ve wanted to do that when she was a teenager!   The reason … Continue reading

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SO FAR – .

I have been ploughing on with the Jacket Express from Islander Sewing Systems. I watch and re-watch the Craftsy video by Janet Pray and despite having made jackets before, with placket pockets and with top stitching, there is a lot … Continue reading

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AND YET ANOTHER JACKET.

One of the latest Craftsy classes I enrolled in was ‘Sew Better, Sew Faster’ with Janet Pray. I have already eulogised over this course so I won’t repeat myself, but just as a quick recap for this post. It was this … Continue reading

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VOGUE 2615 revisited/refitted. [part one]

  Once started, where to stop? I originally thought that the fitting issues with this jacket were mainly in the front pieces, around the bust/underarm area. But even in the photograph above you can see that the shoulders need serious … Continue reading

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FURTHER EDUCATION

I was recently reminded of Michaelangelo’s famous quote at aged 81yrs old that he was still learning, which fits my philosophy perfectly. If anything, I am the perennial student. If you want to tell me how to, I’ll listen with … Continue reading

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“COULD DO BETTER”

Echoes of childhood there! But the reason for it is this jacket;  No I haven’t been attacked by a large dog, I did this deliberately and what is more I did it to the other side as well!. I made … Continue reading

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