This weekend our bathrooms were finally fixed after 8 weeks of seeing both bathrooms in a kerfuffle. The leak in one bathroom affected the wardrobe so out came our belongings for at least 6 weeks.This gold jacket is a piece I made in the 80's. This was the jacket I wore over whatever dress etc, … Continue reading Fix it weekend.
This is a newly opened pattern V8426 that is still in the pattern book. The fabric is at least 20 years old. This red crepe is from my size 8 days. I loved the work that Kbenco did on this two years ago so the pattern has been waiting for me to open it for … Continue reading kick pleat skirt – Vogue 8426
On Saturday we had a useful session with Angie Zimmerman at the Rhodes sewing group as part of a chanel jacket workshop. Everyone got at least 15 minutes with Angie, to get their jacket pattern fitted correctly and ask any questions that they needed. I'm using the collared version and I'll fit the jacket so … Continue reading chanel jacket
Here's what I did last night. Today was my niece's birthday lunch and it's now growing cold (14C)and I bought this fabric in November from Dots N Stripes UK. I loved their service. They were quick to fix up the postage for my order.I love wearing dark printed cord outfits in the winter and this … Continue reading Birthday dress
When I have vegies that need cooking, and there's some mince in the freezer, moussaka is a good solution. Stir fries are my first 'everything vegie' dish. I always layer the potatoes first so they cook in the vegie and mince sauce. Then layer is eggplant then zucchini. The layering depends on what you have … Continue reading Moussaka with Soy milk
Last Monday night I went to the Knitwit showing at Artarmon. Today I received my order. That's fast. The beauty of attending is seeing the larger print fabrics, so you know what you're buying (and how to use it one day). Wendy's team do some good work making up garments to take full advantage of … Continue reading Talk about fast…
View A is the cap sleeve version and I've used this zebra print in a poly knit fabric. The key pieces to get this pattern to sit right are the midriff panels. Before I attempted making this dress I had to face up to the my actually sizing, take a deep breath of reality and … Continue reading zebra print – m5752