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Melanie Y (Miss Piggy)
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The journey of a girl...her stomach and her sewing machine.
The journey of a girl...her stomach and her sewing machine.

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Ebony Tee(s) - Closet Case Files
The Ebony Tee is a new pattern from Closet Case Files that I bought because I had a 20% off voucher thanks to my Frocktails goody-bag. The pattern is for a dress, raglan sleeved tunic, and cropped-top. The dress is similar to the Gabby Dress I make often (e...

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Ebony Tee(s) - Closet Case Files
The Ebony Tee is a new pattern from Closet Case Files that I bought because I had a 20% off voucher thanks to my Frocktails goody-bag.  The pattern is for a dress, raglan sld cropped-top. The dress is similar to the Gabby Dress I make often (except for it's...

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A week of me-made
Last week I decided to photograph each me-made outfit I wore... ...not sure why, but I guess I was feeling a bit chuffed that I seem to be wearing me-made more often than not these days! I'm really enjoying my me-mades as they suit my lifestyle and style - ...

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Simplicity 1366 - as a dress
I absolutely LOVE my Simplicity 1366 top - so much that I wore it for three out of four days last week (with washes in between of course). Whenever I love a top I go straight to "can it be lengthened to a dress" which is of course what happened here. Unusua...

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Sewing for holidays
I'm off to Vietnam for two weeks in April. The tour I'm on goes from Hanoi down to Saigon - and it's going to be pretty hot and humid as it's the beginning of their very hot season.  I do have quiet a few casual dresses for summer, most of them sleeveless. ...

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Simplicity 1366 - a wearable toile
Simplicity 1366 is a pattern I've seen around a lot on social media - specifically the top, not the cami or the very fancy frou frou skirt. It's designed for woven's but I think it would be perfect for knits...and it is!  I made this is a viscose/jersey fro...

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Sydney Frocktails
On Saturday night Sydney held it's second Frocktails - a cocktail party/raucous catch-up where attendees are encourage to wear something fancy and me-made. Frocktails happen all around Australia and are usually organised for members of the Spoolettes group ...

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More leather and another Essential Wristlet
I was super chuffed  with my experiment in incorporating leather into my last Essential Wrislet so of course ploughed right ahead with another  " Essential Wristlet " by  Dog Under My Desk . The leather for this purse is from a HUGE hide I bought awhile ago...

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Experiments in leather with the "Essential Wristlet"
Spurred on by the raging success of my first, I've made myself another " Essential Wristlet " by  Dog Under My Desk  - this time experimenting with some leather I had bought in a $5 scrap bag from The Fabric Store . The idea stems from this True Bias tutori...

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As predicted the Genoa Tote was my gateway sewing drug to all things zippers! I'm not putting zippers in to clothes (yet) but I'm having fun making purses, bags, and cushion covers. I'm quite fond of a clutch with wrist strap. Enter " the Essential Wristlet...
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