#vintagepledge · foraged fabric · Sewing · Style 1834 · Thrifting · Vintage

annual rhythms – sewing, not in circles, but in cycles

I sometimes wonder if I know myself at all.  There’s a rhythm to my sewing productivity and I’m astounded that I have, until now, been so blissfully unaware of this that at the beginning of the year I made a pledge that involved a monthly sewing target.  A monthly sewing target! I’m putting in a… Continue reading annual rhythms – sewing, not in circles, but in cycles

Family Circle Exclusive Pattern No.11 · foraged fabric · Sewing · Vintage

Delighted cackles

Yep.  Truly delighted cackles. Delighted cackles emitted, by me, on pulling this: from its hanger.  Yes, it’s so bright it’s attracted a fly.  Yes, it’s too bright for work.  Yes, the ancient cotton will tire quicker than a toddler on a trampoline. However. Whatever. Aloha autumn!  This dress is the colour of the nectarine that… Continue reading Delighted cackles

foraged fabric · New Look 6626 · refashion · Sewing · Vintage

Things from other things

Felicitations fellow fabric fans.  How are things with you today?  Things are tickety-boo in our tiny township, the sky has been blue and the step count has been high. Good news because I’m part of a Global Corporate Challenge (GCC) team and step counts count.  Go Library Academicals! Yea-s… and back to the clothes. As I’ve… Continue reading Things from other things

fabric scraps · Famous Frocks The Little Black Dress · foraged fabric · Liberty · Sewing · Sleeveless Shell

In Search of a Sleeveless Shell – Diana Variation

I’m on a quest and I think dear Reader that I will need your assistance.  I’m looking for a pattern for the perfect sleeveless shell.  I want a pattern that uses maybe a metre or a metre and a half of fabric.  A pattern that can be used with my odd-shaped leftovers, my remnants and my… Continue reading In Search of a Sleeveless Shell – Diana Variation

fabric scraps · foraged fabric · GBSB · Scraptember · Sewcialists

1930s’ Blouse – Great British Sewing Bee

In remnants of red gauzy linen, cream checked cotton and a uneven oblong of flowery vintage something. The pattern I used was the ‘1930s’ Blouse’ from the book that tied-in with second series of the Great British Sewing Bee – ‘The Great British Sewing Bee: Sew Your Own Wardrobe’.   Don’t have the book?  Here is… Continue reading 1930s’ Blouse – Great British Sewing Bee

foraged fabric · GBSB · refashion · self-drafted · Sewing

Taking up the Challenge…

set by Sew 2 Pro. You see that new button to the side?  That’s a Great British Sewing Bee Challenge button. I was wondering if this shirt:     Bought in a spirit of Jubliee red, white and blue inspired optimism two whole years ago could be combined with a trio of inspirations,   The… Continue reading Taking up the Challenge…

foraged fabric · refashion · self-drafted · Thrifting

What a difference a dye makes!

Let us consider the evidence.  A prim tablecloth reincarnated as a circle skirt:   Kinda cool as she may look above I have mentioned before  how she just didn’t work for me.  The poor unloved circular creature was consigned to the airing cupboard where she lay crumpled for many a month.  There was a brief… Continue reading What a difference a dye makes!