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Sew Dolly Clackett...Twice

April has managed to be a month full of inspired sew-alongs. First off, the Stash busting group theme is “Vibrant color“. I’m pretty sure these dresses couldn’t be any more vibrant. 329 more words

Women's Sewing

Sewing Double- My Colette Hawthorn Peplum Top

Here’s my second take on Colette’s Hawthorn pattern, this time as a sleeveless peplum top!  You can see my first version here :)  April’s Challenge for  409 more words

My Wardrobe

Double Bow Back Tops

Again, as I did for my own sparkly bow back top around Christmas, I used Lekala Sewing Pattern Company  pattern # 4284.

I input the measurements of the girls I made them for, and then printed the patterns out and taped them together. 137 more words


Geometric Trousers

Here’s another of those fabulous, “make me more than once” patterns.  I posted a whole pile of my own tried & tested Burda patterns last month, this is definitely another, but for the girls this time.  504 more words

Joined Up Sewing

Funky Pants of Awesomeness!!!

My trousers are finished and I am happeeeeeee! I chose this funky digital print out of the remnant bin at Knitwit in Nedlands (Perth), I just had enough for the pants, but had to do a bit of juggling. 222 more words


Weekend Sewing

I have been waiting for this weekend as I am looking forward to making The Monthly Stitch”s April Challenge, double of one of my favourite patterns. 132 more words


Simplicity 2154 part 2. Spring in Paris

I made Simplicity 2154 and it has been a perfect fit. So it was going to be a great doubler!
I used 1.5 metres of the Eiffel Tower cotton from a stall in Leeds market in the UK. 97 more words

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