Sew Thankful

We don’t celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in Australia, but I still wanted to share in the Thankful spirit of things, so here is my post for the Sew Thankful Blog Tour hosted by Sewing By Ti. I have sewn up a file that is offered for free by the designer. A lot of indie pattern … [Read more…]

Capes and Cardigans Sew Along – January 2018

I’ve made quite a few dresses using the basic v-neck bodice from “Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book” by Gretchen Hirsch. More recently I’ve been tweaking the pattern to correct a slight high-low thing that was happening … i.e. the waist line was sitting slightly higher at the front, causing the skirt to have a small but … [Read more…]

Butterick 8800

I have always loved vintage sewing patterns. I learnt to sew using the patterns that had belonged to my mother and her sisters when they were teenagers and even though I like all the mod cons – like my overlocker and cover stitch machines – I do still like the old techniques that vintage patterns … [Read more…]