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Elizabeth Mawson (Sewn By Elizabeth)
Sewing noob living in Melbourne (Australia).
Sewing noob living in Melbourne (Australia).


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Party Gabby Dress
Hello again so soon! It was my little sister's 21st birthday this week and I wanted a new party dress for the occasion. A quick and easy silk  Tessuti Gabby Dress  did the trick! I initially cut a straight size small (short length) out of some lovely patter...

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Megan Nielsen Flint Cropped Linen Pants
Hi there, long time no blog. This very intermittent blogging is beginning to become a pattern! I've sewn a few bits and pieces this winter. I'm definitely not sewing at the rate I was in  2014 . These days, I tend to sew less, sew more slowly and only spend...

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Megan Nielsen Flint Shorts
I fell quickly in love with the shorts version of the most recent Megan Nielsen Pattern, " Flint ".  The high waist with side tie closure were perfect! But I had my doubts about the open front pleats. I was worried that the pleats would always want to sit o...

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Peppermint Patterns Peplum Tops
In 2014 I set myself a goal to review 12 free patterns over the year. I still have a penchant for sewing on the cheap by using free patterns, refashioning and using scrap fabrics. There are some excellent free patterns available online. In particular, I lov...

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Sparkly 2015 Frocktails Dress
In August 2015 I attended the famed Melbourne Frocktails event organized by Kat . It was about that time that I fell off the sewing/blogging wagon and I never got around to blogging my dress. So here goes. My frocktails dress was definitely not a priority t...

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Tessuti New York Cape
Hello again my blogging friends! It's been almost 12 months since my last blog post. As the old saying goes, "how time flies when you're... finishing a PhD". I've sewn a few bits and pieces in the past year, but I finally feel motivated to blog again. This ...

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Not My Wedding Cape: Peppermint Winter Wool Cape
A couple of weeks ago Tim and I got hitched and it was perfect! I had considered making my wedding dress and even bought a few patterns but ended up falling hard over a dress I tried on when inspiration shopping. I absolutely loved my dress. And I'm really ...

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A Belated Tessuti Sydney Jacket
A post that's been half written since last winter: I love the Tessuti aesthetic. The designs are modern, minimalist and often offer comfort through oversized, boxy or flowy styles. There are a few bloggers on my feed who make just about all Tessuti patterns...

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Skirt for V and her doll
Even though I've been sewing less I've still managed to fit in a little bit of sewing for others. For my nieces V's 3rd birthday I whipped her and her doll Penny matching layer skirts. I used the free tutorial from Dana MADE It  as a guide. I cut the fabric...

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Cropped Tate Top & A Break
First up, a favourite new top. A cropped version of the Workroom Social Tate Top . This is a free pattern which I've made (and reviewed before) as top , a lined silk dress and a teaching top for my little sister. It's a great basic modern top pattern. I tho...
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