Monday, 1 February 2016


Sewing projects are going slowly, while the colouring pages are adding up

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Easy 2 hour dress New Look 6750 stretch fabric casual dresses and stash busting

I oiled my overlock machine, dove into my fabric stash and made three dresses from my remnants. All are view B from New Look 6750.

Dress 2 and 3 have twin needle stitched hems. Dress 3 is my favourite to wear, the others are very figure hugging on me and I am just not used to it.

Dress no. 1 - View B, cotton blend fabric with little stretch,
made as per pattern instructions

Dress no.2 - View B
a drapey knit by John Kaldor fabrics.

Dress no.3 - View B, a cotton knit.
This time I removed the shaping
at the waist by ruling straight from the underarm to the hip.
It is cool dress for hot days.

Two colour twin needle stitching on dress 3.

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Akita Top again an easy to sew Seamworks Magazine pattern

This is my second Akita top. The first one, I didn't have a long enough piece of fabric, so had to join a bit on the back. This one is made from one piece as per the pattern.

The fabric is a cotton blend remnant and I used a vintage binding from my collection for the neckline.

The side seams are French seams, the other hems are all narrow hems and machine stitched.

Seamworks magazine patterns are print at home. The Akita assembled quickly and was easy to sew. (The French seams were my choice, not required by the pattern)

Monday, 23 November 2015

Granny Squares

A stress relief project.

Nightie marathon Kwik Sew

Two Kwik Sew Ladies nighties. Made as per instructions except for french seams on the sides.

Seamworks Magazine Projects

These are my recent sewing projects. They are all seamworks Magazine patterns.

They are print at home patterns.

Everything went together well, my only issues were with sizing.