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85/100: 100 Days of Making

Curtains!

I don’t usually custom make curtains but when a lovely friend asks you, how can you say “no”!

Leanna has just had her house painted inside and out and new curtains for several rooms were on the agenda to go with the new lovely rich tones in her bedrooms, living room and media room. I […]

71/100: 100 Days of Making

Shibori Vat Friday!

While the indigo vat from the workshop a few weeks ago was still active I decided to dye some pieces of linen to make a long sleeved top now that the weather is (almost) cooling down. The long thin strip is for a band to go around the bottom and the other […]

68/100: 100 Days of Making

Gave it the chop!!

This top started its journey with me as part of a stash of vintage fabric gifted to me by a casual acquaintance. I first made a dress out of it using my Audrey Dress pattern. It was fully lined and I wore it for several years. About a year ago I […]

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 […]

59/100: 100 Days of Making

Aubrey’s Play Tent!!!

Well our little granddaughter is two on Tuesday!!! What a big change she had brought to our world! I finished off this little tent/cubby for her last night. The good old classic A frame tent is always a winner. This has a hardwood frame and a calico cover. In the early days […]

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 […]

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 […]

46/100: 100 Days of Making

It’s a bit like stained glass!!!

I have made a start on machine embroidering a table runner this morning. As part of adding some finishing touches to our living room makeover, I wanted to make a table runner for our 8 seater walnut-toned dining table. I was keen to lighten up the top of the […]

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 […]