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93/100: 100 Days of Making

More curtains!

I posted about curtains a week or so ago… these are more curtains for the same friend. Lots of measuring and pinning for these hems which I will stitch on the machine using an invisible hemming stitch. These curtains are for the living room and are 1.5 drops wide.

Thank goodness I have a […]

60/100: 100 Days of Making

It’s all in the details!

My lovely hairdresser Bec @dextresshairsalon has been having private sewing lessons for about 12 months. Today we put the finishing touches on a grey linen top she has been making. This is the back view showing the bias cut roll collar, back slit opening and shell button closure. A custom […]

55/100: 100 Days of Making

Spoilt for choice!

Today I have short-listed these patterns so that tonight I can make a start on a pair of wide leg pants using this navy and white paisley rayon. I have quite an extensive collection of patterns…. many I have been given, but also a lot purchased over the years, with some dating […]

52/100: 100 Days of Making

The Rescue of the Favourite Frock!

This is my fave dress of all time!!! I made it in 2013 using some cotton curtain fabric that I bought on sale at East Coast Fabrics. It originally had a beautiful bias cut roll collar and the pattern I […]

51/100: 100 Days of Making

Toy Tote Bag!

Today’s making was quick and easy! Yay!!

I made this tote bag using an IKEA fabric that was left from another project. It has been sitting in my stash for a few years and was just the right amount I needed for this project with the exception of the back of the handles. […]

48/100: 100 Days of Making

Improving the fit!

This is a quick garment makeover, but what an improvement! I’ve just done one side so far so you can see the difference. I bought this top a few years ago… it was on sale and all my favourite colours. But it was too big so I took it in. I’ve worn […]

44/100: 100 Days of Making

Simple Linen Top:

I love finding a sewing pattern that suits your figure and using it over and over again with changes here and there to create new styles. It makes sewing for yourself faster when you know you have the fit sorted! This top is made from a dress pattern that I have used […]

38/100: 100 Days of Making

Romper Suit!

We had Aubrey overnight and I quickly finished this off this morning before Lauren came to collect her… it’s just perfect for a 39 degree Brisbane Sunday. This unisex pattern was an old Kwik Sew that someone had given me. It is meant for knit fabrics but this is a cotton woven fabric […]

37/100: 100 Days of Making

Creating a wall hanging.

Lizzie has dropped this custom sewing job off for me. She purchased this Tree of Life style of hand appliqued material in Melbourne. I am fairly sure the background is cotton voile and the trees are cotton. It measures 2.2m wide and 2.7m tall and Lizzie wants to hang it in […]

30/100: 100 Days of Making

Indigo Splicing and Dicing!

Brisbane’s hot and humid weather had urged me to start making some cool summer tops! First one is a linen top made using squares of Shibori dyed fabric that I made during a workshop last year when we had an indigo vat on the go. The pieces of fabric I am […]