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FRB Hoodie Vest: One Thimble Issue 11

I’ve been buying the last few issues of the amazing digital sewing magazine One Thimble, but until now have not got around to sewing the patterns. New Years’ Resolution 2017! Here I am.

fat red birds vest hoodie

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Zippered Pouches for Christmas

Happy 2017 everyone!

Wow, the end of last year was a cracker with loads of work deadlines, my hubby’s 40th and the usual crazy finish of celebrating my two kids’ birthdays right before Christmas! However, somewhere amidst all that, after a bit of a sewing hiatus, I managed to drill out 10, yes, 10, zippered pouches for Christmas gifts!

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See You at Six

Hi everyone! This week sees me part of MaaiDesign’s blog tour of her new fabric line – See You at Six!

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Violette Fields Maggie Misses Dress

Drawing from my sewing archives of 2015, today I want to show you my Maggie Misses dress. I love this dress and I am surprised it has taken this long to blog about it!

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Buck Forest in Night – Washi Dress

I am so excited that FINALLY FINALLY I have got around to photographing the clothes I’ve made for myself. Actually I cannot take any of the credit. Thanks goes to awesome Maaike of Maaidesign who locked us in to a day of shooting each other to finally get some of these sweet makes documented.

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A Homemade Christmas and Journey South

Happy 2016 folks!

I’m back finally after skimming my favourite bloggers’ wraps of 2015 over this festive period as we travelled from Sydney to Melbourne to Tasmania and back (via Walbundrie!). It’s been hectic but by the end I think I found my groove eating lots and moving less. Hmm, relaxing, but not good on the waistline!

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Anna Blouse

I had big plans on making a few shirts for myself this winter and the plan is unravelling. We go to Fiji this week and when we get back winter could almost be over. Continue reading “Anna Blouse”

Gallery Tunic

This season, my goal has been to drill out some shirts for winter and find a few favourite patterns to sew for me. I figure it’s just a matter of trial and error to find something that sits just how I want it to. First up: Liesl + Co’s Gallery Tunic. When I saw this fabric in Spotlight and it’s super cheap price ticket I jumped at it. In a way it was serving as my ‘muslin’ but in the end I love it!  Continue reading “Gallery Tunic”

Cappuccino Dress

Following my Sencha blouse disappointment, I needed a pick-me up to get me back on the horse sewing for myself. It just so happened there was an Oliver + S sew-along happening a couple of weeks back for the Cappuccino dress. I began as the group did, but soon fell behind as I had a hectic week! But by the weekend I was done and in love with my new outfit. This is a pretty easy sew with gathers at the front under the yoke and lined pockets (you can just make them out in the image below). Continue reading “Cappuccino Dress”

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