Archive for October, 2012

A thought occurred to me today. I was wearing one of my three versions of Burda 116-08-2011. I have pretty much decided this pattern is my perfect garment. It has pockets. It works in hot weather on its own or in cold weather with a long-sleeved t-shirt and leggings. It’s incredibly comfortable to wear. Oh […]


OMG new Vogues

27Oct12

My pattern stash is larger than my fabric stash. I have piles of patterns I haven’t made yet. There are only so many hours for sewing in the week, so the last thing I need is even more patterns. Therefore I promised myself I’d approach the winter Vogue patterns with common sense and restraint. Yeah […]


I hate sewing on buttons. It’s probably my least favourite sewing task. I rarely make anything which needs them so I can usually avoid it. But the other week something possessed me with the urge to make a shirt dress. It didn’t occur to me until the very end that this would mean sewing on […]


A couple of weeks ago I posted about project pictures and people left some really interesting comments – thanks so much for sharing! I meant to follow this up much sooner. One thing a few people mentioned was that they like to see detail shots. It made me realise that I really like those too […]


Now witness the firepower of this armed and fully operational shirt dress. Sorry, I couldn’t resist the quote because this is the second dress I have made out of Death Star fabric. Why is it Death Star fabric? Here it is close up. The design is meant to be glitter balls, but it looks like […]



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