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Bernina Nova

DSCN2367Think I am in love, this little beauty weighs in at ouch that hurts to lift, and does she ever pack a punch with sewing through five layers of denim, ah bliss so wanted one like this for so long and wow she is making the mens aprons so much quicker to make, and no arguments either she just does.


Burda 7525 Mans Shirt

IMAG1043Okay ladies and gents my man requested no in fact picked the fabric for his shirt for Christmas so then I had to make it and this was the pattern I chose.

It had to be changed to fit him as he is very broad-shouldered, unfortunately I did not make a toil this time around (time constraints), so wish I had as he needed just a tad more…



Now this is the finished shirt, yes I am quite pleased and he has tried it on and it does fit, just needs a tad more across the shoulders for the next one…

BurdaStyle Sewing Weekend Away

IMAG0883Here I was going to make a fabulous post and put up lots of pics of where we stayed and guess was I was having so much fun that all I managed to take was one photo of a loan emu in the field, yet there where plenty about and kangaroos to watch in the mornings.

Did I mention, no, the kangaroos on the way in to The Moondyne Convention Centre (this is where we stayed last time) there was even more than last time, could not believe how slow we had to go because of two little ones jumping in front of us, so beautiful but also so scary when we could see the bigger ones of to the side of us.

What a fabulous weekend of great food, great people and a massive amount of sewing done (yes I know you where expecting me to say wine).

Okay I took away quite a few projects to complete, two mens shirts, one dress, one skirt, one bedspread and three kimono’s ( I got given all partly made). Well I am very pleased to say I completed the dress and wore it home on Sunday (hence no photo as on the line drying), two shirts (from the toil I made my partner) awaiting him to come home and try, and I got the green part of the bedspread sewn, so over all a very productive weekend.

IMAG0902Well that is one shirt…..

IMAG0899And the second one……..

Organised Chaos

IMAG0837Now I sat down and said to myself, list what needs making, okay tick, next pull out all the fabric and patterns, tick, next start cutting out, tick.

Well I have made a dent, all those that are bagged up are cut out and have pattern, fabric, thread and notions in waiting for me to sew. then there is the rest, tis getting there I think and then I realise not long till my daughter’s birthday and two items need doing for her and a shirt for her brother to wear out for the birthday breakfast a dress for me for the same and a shirt for my partner, arrrhhhhh what do I think I am up sitting on the laptop at 11pm instead of sewing then…tee her that’s right taking  a break to sleep.

so night world.

IMAG0836Side view of even more, oh and my tool kit…

McCalls 7351

IMAG0845Today I finished of a shirt for my son.

He is going through a weird stage of not liking shirts with buttons, let alone button holes, so hence I bought out of my pile pattern McCall’s 7351 a pattern for pj’s, we better not tell him that though….

this is a nice easy pattern to have a go at, I took the size down from a 12 to a 10 without any issues.

IMAG0846This is the old pattern that I used, check out the little boy seeing if he is growing any muscles.

Now lets hope he likes it and will wear it after all he picked the fabric, and would be nice to see him in it for his sister’s birthday breakfast.


Pattern Pyramid Win Thanks to The Curious Kiwi change of date…

I have just won the latest pattern pyramid competition with thanks to The Curious Kiwi.

The patterns arrived a few days ago, but with moving there has not been a chance to show them of as yet, now I can and also I can pass on the competition to others to have a go at.

I would also like to say thank you for my cute card that came with the patterns so thank you Mel….how cute is this…


Below is some info about the competition that I entered and will be continuing myself once my patterns have arrived and I work out what one from my collection to add to the stash.

Here are your rules:

  • Anyone, anywhere in the world, can enter by leaving a comment on this post by 16/09/2013   midnight W.S.T   but you must have an active blog.
  • I will randomly select one winner and post them the collection of 6 patterns.
  • That person will then pick one pattern to keep for themselves, then host their own give-away. They will randomly select a winner to post the remaining patterns to.
  • And so it goes on until there is a last pattern winner…you get the idea.
  • Some people like to replace the pattern they are taking with another from their stash, this keeps the pyramid going longer, but is not compulsory.

Now I have decided to keep the Cynthia Rowley as I have not yet unearthed the box of patterns with this one in, well after all I have only gotten everything out of storage and only a tad of it is sorted yet, I think Christmas has come early as I have so much fabric coming out of boxes so far, glad I made that resolution.


Now I have added one to the collection myself, just to keep it going longer and it is a Vogue pattern called Kasper.


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Burda 10/2012 Pattern 121 Skirt

IMAG0497-1This is going to be a very quick post, as I had cut this pattern (yes drawn it up as well) some months ago and with moving and all it has sat there looking at me quite sadly, so I got into it the other day at the Burdastyle Meetup i was having a moment when reading the pattern about putting the pockets face to face with front of skirt (tee hee)…

IMAG0498Though how I managed to cut them a different length I do not know?????

IMAG0499Zip in, lining for waist in and now to hand stitch in place, ah perfect sun shinning on my back sitting in the garden to get this bit done, shall have to look at extension lead to sew out here if it is like this again, though how much will I really get done.

IMAG0500And yes finished, now to pull out some thick tights to wear with it on the cold days coming up.