A couple of years ago we spent a week in Vanuatu. While in Port Vila, I found a few poly and rayon prints so I supported the local economy and I decided to trial these pants for Singapore.Last time I made these pants in navy ripstop for my previous size. Now I used small and the pants need to be lengthened (6cm). So … Continue reading OWOP – Butterick 5044
Thank you all for your lovely comments about my skort. It is now a 'must pack' when we travel.Speaking of which, here's another travel write up that fed my fabric exploring appetite. DH and I took spent a week in Singapore.a) I learnt how to make Roti (a pastry to eat with curries) and b) discovered Arab … Continue reading Singapore fab shopping
I owe you a pic of this skort in action. Well, taking a break on the beach is where it came in very handy. Henley Beach, Adelaide on Australia Day.We hired some bikes and cycled from town to the beach on the road and then cycled back along the Torrens river. The return trip was 22kms … Continue reading Jalie skort 2796
Happy St Patricks Day. This was my first run at getting this vintage pattern to work. 1974 doesn't seem that long ago... On paper I added room for my bust and waist. Once I made this test dress, I removed the added width. What will remain is the extra length in the bust area for my … Continue reading Vintage update – Style 4859
Burda has edgier styles than BMV patterns; I like these pockets on this style; and I need work pants that fit well at the back. This pair will be part of my one pattern, one week challenge. I love the style and I have a couple of fabrics in my stash that will be great for work … Continue reading Burda 7746 – workwear
Vintage is something that lots of you are great at and I've done nil vintage and I have no vintage knowledge.You may have noticed in PR I'm managing the Vintage Contest this month. I did a bit of research and there's lots of vintage info around and so many wonderful vintage sewers who really know their stuff. Locally … Continue reading Vintage!
Here are a Adelaide few sewing places you might want to check out if you are in town:Catwalk Fabrics 72 Colin street Brompton Adelaide:Lis was very helpful and chatty. She has a history of teaching sewing and drafting and she wants younger sewers to learn as much as they can. Lis stocks designer fabrics that … Continue reading Adelaide fabric stores