There aren’t many gaps in my wardrobe, but I did identify one for long sleeved tunics in solid colours. But I didn’t want to just make a whole lot of long sleeved tees. I’ve added a few Katherine and Marcy Tilton patterns to my stash recently, and pulled out Butterick 5925 to make this navy… Continue reading Butterick 5925 tunic and Colette Mabel
Sometimes when I type in the prosaic titles that I give my blog posts I almost despair at my lack of creativity. Clearly whatever creativity I have goes more into the sewing of the garments that the blog posts are about. I have had McCalls 6841 in the back of my mind for a couple… Continue reading McCalls 6841 top and Colette Mabel skirt
So, who has made a Colette Mabel skirt? Come on,hands up! I jumped on that bandwagon, because I am always a sucker for a simple straight stretch fabric skirt. Although I already own and love the Style Arc Fay skirt (which is self-lined and has a simple elastic waist) I decided that the Mabel skirt… Continue reading Colette Mabel skirt and Vogue 8819 jacket
I am rather excited. Firstly, because I finished my Spring DCF Challenge* garment with a month and a half few weeks to spare (it seems that when I wrote this post I forgot that Summer starts in December!). Secondly, because I sewed a top and a skirt to go with it – both from remnants. And thirdly,… Continue reading Simplicity 1318 – DCF Spring Challenge
Laura asked about the black and white striped top that I was wearing in one of my Sewvember photos. This is it! It is the Tessuti Mandy boat tee (free single sized pattern) sewn pretty much as per the pattern. The was a remnant from Darn Cheap Fabrics, and I had just enough to squeeze… Continue reading Mandy and Mabel – yet again!
Another lot of what I wore photos, then that is it for a while. I have two months worth now, and it’s been a very useful exercise for me. It has helped me to identify more garments that are going in the give away pile, and to identify combinations that I’d like to wear more… Continue reading What I wore during the rest of June
I did a great job of taking daily outfit photos during May. But right when I got to the end of the month, I managed to delete the last two photos from my phone before they had been uploaded. Argh! So I decided that I’d keep on going with photos throughout June. It’s now getting… Continue reading What I’m wearing in May and June
Hello again! I’ve had a rotten cold for the past few weeks; it really is hanging around and manifesting most uncomfortable post-viral symptoms like horrendous itch and general grumpiness. Is that too much information for you? So I’ve done some therapeutic sewing, but then have been too tired to convert what I’ve made into a… Continue reading What I’m wearing in May…continued.
Those of you who follow my blog may remember that Emma and I have a seasonal sewing challenge with fabrics from Darn Cheap Fabrics. Emma lives in Sydney and I am in Melbourne, so unless a trip to Darn Cheap coincides with one of Emma’s trips to Melbourne, it is left up to me to… Continue reading Mandy and Mabel – Darn Cheap Fabrics Autumn challenge
It seems that when I have a small amount of stretch fabric left over from something else, I turn it into a Mabel skirt. I have now made five of them. The first three are here – and these are the remaining two. I’ll show you how they look close up, then how I actually… Continue reading more Mabels