June/July Stash Competition

var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www.");document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));try {var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-7221807-1");pageTracker._trackPageview();} catch(err) {} Since travelling overseas, I realised that having stacks of fabric in your wardrobe is not good. It's simply excessive. I chose to enter a stash competition. Well it's winter and it's perfect sewing … Continue reading June/July Stash Competition

McCalls 8777 – a pattern for all occasions

var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www.");document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));try {var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-7221807-1");pageTracker._trackPageview();} catch(err) {} This pattern has been a favourite of mine, especially for making heaps of winter work tops. I've altered it for rolled shoulder adjustment and for sway back. I've since lowered the hemline by … Continue reading McCalls 8777 – a pattern for all occasions

Vietnam – outsourcing your stash

var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www.");document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));try {var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-7221807-1");pageTracker._trackPageview();} catch(err) {}Hoi An is a great place to get clothes and shoes made to measure. I did just that earlier this year. As a sewer, I was able to figure out whether the tailor shop … Continue reading Vietnam – outsourcing your stash

Dare to bare – Kwik Sew 3378

var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www.");document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));try {var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-7221807-1");pageTracker._trackPageview();} catch(err) {}Sharon, the phantom and I all bought KwikSew 3378. It's a knot fronted knit top. The fabric is from Tessuti's, http://www.tessuti.com.au/ bought on sale of course. I loved the print and it looks silky. … Continue reading Dare to bare – Kwik Sew 3378

A history with Knitwit

var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www.");document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));try {var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-7221807-1");pageTracker._trackPageview();} catch(err) {}Knitwit has been a great supplier of knit fabrics.Wendy Gager is proactive by bringing her wares across Australia twice a year. I've found the fabric quality is dependable and I've been picky about the … Continue reading A history with Knitwit

Even the earrings match

var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www.");document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));try {var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-7221807-1");pageTracker._trackPageview();} catch(err) {}This year, a friend who used to sew and now makes jewellery, joined us at our sewing weekend. She was great in making jewellery to match our outfits.The earrings here, were my first attempt … Continue reading Even the earrings match

A match – Kwik Sew 2683

var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www.");document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));try {var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-7221807-1");pageTracker._trackPageview();} catch(err) {} Here's my 2008 attempt to arrange a new basic knit top. I wanted something that could be comtemporary and classic. It's Kwik Sew 2683 and I found it easy to sew and fitted … Continue reading A match – Kwik Sew 2683