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Lady Skater - Toile and Trouble
About a year ago I made a toile of the Lady Skater Dress bodice. The result was not pretty. If we put aside that the fabric nearly broke my overlocker, my sewing machine and my spirit (plus three sewing needles) the bodice was just too small and the fabric ...
About a year ago I made a toile of the Lady Skater Dress bodice. The result was not pretty. If we put aside that the fabric nearly broke my overlocker, my sewing machine and my spirit (plus three sewing needles) the bodice wa...
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Sydney Jacket
The Sydney Jacket is the latest pattern release from Tessuti, a short sleeve, unlined, woolen jacket made from wool that won't fray allowing the seams to go unfinished.  I wasn't going to make this jacket at first (I'm holding out for a sleevless woolen ves...
The Sydney Jacket is the latest pattern release from Tessuti, a short sleeve, unlined, woolen jacket made from wool that won't fray allowing the seams to go unfinished.  I wasn't going to make this jacket at first (I'm holdin...
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Me-Made-Made...the finish line
By the end of May I was pretty over selfies, sewing and wearing me-made, but I well and truly smashed my challenge of one me-made garment per week. Lots of repeats in here, but I don't believe in having a huge wardrobe and owning lots of "stuff"...I am the ...
By the end of May I was pretty over selfies, sewing and wearing me-made, but I well and truly smashed my challenge of one me-made garment per week. Lots of repeats in here, but I don't believe in having a huge wardrobe and ow...
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Geometric Ponti Gabby Dress
Hands up if you recognize this fabric! Yep, it's the very same as my recently completed Mabel Skirt . I originally bought this Tessuti ponti for this Gabby Dress, but didn't have enough to cut both front and back on the fold as the fabric was narrower than ...
Hands up if you recognize this fabric! Yep, it's the very same as my recently completed Mabel Skirt. I originally bought this Tessuti ponti for this Gabby Dress, but didn't have enough to cut both front and back on the fold a...
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Me-made May - the half way point
We're halfway through me-May Made and so far so good. My pledge is pretty lame (just one me-made item per week) and I've already exceeded that well and truly. Before I started the month I thought it would be a struggle to wear my hand-sewn items...as I feel...
We're halfway through me-May Made and so far so good. My pledge is pretty lame (just one me-made item per week) and I've already exceeded that well and truly. Before I started the month I thought it would be a struggle to wea...
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Mandy Boat Tee...as a jumper
A few weeks ago I toddled off to Tessuti in Chatswood for a class on sewing zips and facings. Great class BUT it was held upstairs and upstairs is home to all of their lovely knits. I kind of lost the plot when it came to installing the facings and ending p...
A few weeks ago I toddled off to Tessuti in Chatswood for a class on sewing zips and facings. Great class BUT it was held upstairs and upstairs is home to all of their lovely knits. I kind of lost the plot when it came to ins...
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Another Gabby...
Behold! I've made ANOTHER knit Gabby Dress. I made this Gabby after my first two attempts to make a dress for the upcoming Frocktails party in Melbourne failed miserably due to many many many struggles with my overlocker (turns out the needles needed to be ...
Behold! I've made ANOTHER knit Gabby Dress. I made this Gabby after my first two attempts to make a dress for the upcoming Frocktails party in Melbourne failed miserably due to many many many struggles with my overlocker (tur...
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Sydney Jacket
The Sydney Jacket is the latest pattern release from Tessuti, a short sleeve, unlined, woolen jacket made from wool that won't fray allowing the seams to go unfinished.  I wasn't going to make this jacket at first (I'm holding out for a sleevless woolen ves...
The Sydney Jacket is the latest pattern release from Tessuti, a short sleeve, unlined, woolen jacket made from wool that won't fray allowing the seams to go unfinished.  I wasn't going to make this jacket at first (I'm holdin...
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Wintertime knit Gabby dress
This fabric (from Girl Charlee ) was originally bought for a Coco dress which I was all set to make... until I re-read my blog posts about my attempts at sewing Coco and some of the fitting issues I had along the way (not to mention many many neckband woes)...
This fabric (from Girl Charlee) was originally bought for a Coco dress which I was all set to make...until I re-read my blog posts about my attempts at sewing Coco and some of the fitting issues I had along the way (not to me...
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"Our Fave Top" is now my fave top!
" Our Fave Top " is a free t-shirt pattern from my beloved Tessuti. There's not much too it - just two pattern pieces and about an hour of sewing. I love it! I downloaded this pattern when I VERY first started sewing so it's been
sitting there, along with ...
"Our Fave Top" is a free t-shirt pattern from my beloved Tessuti. There's not much too it - just two pattern pieces and about an hour of sewing. I love it! I downloaded this pattern when I VERY first started sewing so it's be...
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Me-made May - the half way point
We're halfway through me-May Made and so far so good. My pledge is pretty lame (just one me-made item per week) and I've already exceeded that well and truly. Before I started the month I thought it would be a struggle to wear my hand-sewn items...as I feel...
We're halfway through me-May Made and so far so good. My pledge is pretty lame (just one me-made item per week) and I've already exceeded that well and truly. Before I started the month I thought it would be a struggle to wea...
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Misuyabari Needle Shop, Kyoto
I had read about the Misuyabari Needle Shop in Kyoto but like most things in Japan I didn't really make a plan to go there as it is often really difficult to track down places as the Japanese address system is tres confusing. Couple that with the fact that ...
I had read about the Misuyabari Needle Shop in Kyoto but like most things in Japan I didn't really make a plan to go there as it is often really difficult to track down places as the Japanese address system is tres confusing...
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The journey of a girl...her stomach and her sewing machine.
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My "adventures" run to admin assistant by day, struggling cook (and novice seamstress) by night. I need to eat out to ensure I don't starve. I love catching up with friends over something yummy. Cheap and cheerful are my favourite places to eat, but I don't mind fancy schmancy every now and then. Sometimes I try to cook, but it mostly never ends well (though I am getting better in the kitchen even if I do say so myself)! I'm a foodie blog addict...not that I read them at work of course.

Trying my hardest to be an ethical eater. Learning to sew, enjoy growing edibles on my small balcony and I foster kittens for Cat Protection Society.

Live in Sydney's wild wild west.
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