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back in the real world!
know I’ve been really quite lately, but this time I have a really good
excuse!   I GOT A JOB!!! Yes,
really, a real, paying, 9 to 5 job. Despite
sending literally hundreds of applications off into the black hole of the
internet, the job I ended up wit...

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Ruffles and Tweed
A while ago I was given a box of fabric bits and
pieces from a friend’s mother, who is now in her nineties and hasn’t sewn for
years.     As well as some lovely vintage
prints she had started making herself a pair of trousers out of this wool. It’s a heavy ...

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A green evolution
Me:   Dear
internet, I have sinned.   It has been a
whole month since my last blog post.   Internet: We’d hardly noticed, and anyway, you’ve
probably got a really good excuse, like, you got a job! Me: Well no, I still haven’t got a job. Internet: Well somet...

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Sewing double... or triple
The Monthly Stitch challenge for April is " sewing double ".  The exact interpetation of this wa left pretty open, so my first interpretation is sewing my version of a ready to wear, and sewing two garments from the same pattern: I saw
this T-shirt, over-pr...

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Heather's pin dog
I’ve been
watching The Great British Sewing Bee on line.   One of the season 2 competitors, Heather, uses a stuffed dog as a pin
cushion.     I was in LOVE with this pin
cushion, and decided that I need one. There
are, literally, hundreds of free patterns f...

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Copying RTW
One of
the many sewing related topics that came up at the recent meet up for Auckland
Sewing Bloggers was our behaviour in clothes shops.   I was glad to hear that I wasn’t the only
sewer who lurks in clothes shops looking at RTW with a view to making a cop...

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MissBossy Patterns was a little indecisive about her choice, and I did make the GuyLaRoche jacket that I think that she wanted, but just in case I had been
mistaken, and it was genuinely a dead heat, I thought I’d better do the Butterick
dress too.     Afte...

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Finally - Project 6, the quilt
This was
one of my 52 projects for last year.   I
have never made a quilt before so I signed up for the Craftsy Block of theMonth 2012, and I started working on the blocks way back in March last
year.     By June I had completed all the
course blocks, as we...

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Viewers' Choice
MissBossy Patterns was a little indecisive about her choice, but I’m pretty sure
that what she wanted was this Guy LaRoche jacket.     Since I am defiantly sewing myself a new
working wardrobe (even though I don’t have a job) this fits nicely into my

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Lining a dress
A few
weeks ago Helen Chaffin asked for some advice about sewing a fully lined sleeveless
dress on the Monthly Stitch facebook page.   While I’ve
done this several times I had great difficulty explaining it.     I’ve been sewing up a new working wardrobe in...
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