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Designer inspired polos (Kwiksew 3532)

It seams that the theme of the month is stripes!  I’ve been having a bit of fun creating ‘designer knock-off’ polo shirts.   Here are the finished shirts…     The inspiration I had bookmarked these two polo tops by Sportalm to knock-off.  Both are based on a colour-blocked polo shirt.   The fabrics This is ...

Blue and orange tankini (Merckwaerdigh MIX5L)

My new tankini is finished and I love how it has turned out.  The printed panel was not as easy to work with as I first thought, but I'm really happy with how the print works with this design. The pattern is Merckwaerdigh MIX5L, view D.  Which is a tankini version of the bras I ...

Jalie 3351 swimshorts

Lately, I've been getting a lot of use from a pair of swimshorts that I made a couple of years ago using the Jalie 3351 pattern.  I've found them good to wear kayaking or for a social swim & BBQ up a the lake. When I made the first pair, I picked the size based ...

New swimsuit

I've been working on a new swimsuit using the blue & orange printed panel, originally from Jets, that I bought from The Remnant Warehouse.  I loved the colours in the print but deciding what to do with it was a real headache. The plan The panel has two swimsuits printed on it, rather than being ...

The hut boots are finished!!!!!!

Yay! I just finished the other hut boot. It's been a labour of love so I guess it makes a good Valentines day present. We had a run of days last week that were over 40C and he asked me about three time when I was going to make the other boot. So I think ...

Gliding World Championships from my backyard

A bit of an aside from my usual sewing post.  The gliding world championships were held in the area of the last few weeks.  It has been amazing as quite often the course has them do a tight turn near us.  All I had to do was sit under the veranda to watch 100 or ...

Summer wardrobe planning

To put my fashion flats drawings to the test, I've been using them to plan my summer sewing.  Two possible wardrobes are emerging with the colour scheme coming from the choice of swimsuit fabric.  One is a colourful ink-blotch print and the other is a striking digital print. After doing the tech drawings, I've scanned ...

Craftsy Class Review: Drawing fashion flats

Follow my blog with Bloglovin One of my New Year's resolutions is to watch and make use of the Craftsy classes I've accumulated.  I've also stuffed my ankle so I'm looking for more sedentary things to do at the moment (twiddling my thumbs for 3-4 months is going to test my patience). Anyway, the first ...

Goretex Gloves and Gaiters: The next challenge

I think I probably did too good of a job on the hut boots.  He's been showing them around and now I have orders.  Even saying that they have to BYO goose down wasn't a deterrent.  Now DH has given a pair of 30 year old Goretex overmits and a manky pair of gaiters.  My ...

2016, the year in stitches

It is hard to believe that the year is almost over.  Time to have a quick look back at my original goals for the year and see how the year went. I'd have to say that my 3 favourite things that I made this year was the swimsuit (Merckwaerdigh BAD24), the knit biker jacket (My ...