Tag Archives: Patterns

Mens Shirts, Tempter!

IMAG2004A little teaser about some shirts I am making for the other half, and as you would expect i have had to make the pattern larger across the shoulders again, no he has not put weight on just muscle so all the other shirts I have made him now no longer fit, grrrrrrr oh well new ones it is.

DSCN1970 DSCN1971Some close up detail of decorative stitching i have added to the grey linen. Both fabrics have come from Potters Textiles, you have to go and have a look if you are in Perth.


New Platter

IMAG1858Now I have a favourite size platter at home that is constantly in use, only issue is it is getting past it’s use by date and dying a slow death on me, so before it is gone completely I thought it a good idea to use it as a template to make my own. So one doily for decoration and  a slab of clay and I have  anew platter now drying ready to go into the kiln and then to be painted in the colours we use at home, I am thinking one main colour and a few highlights only, or I will still be painting this into next year.

new PJ’s For My Boy

The other day my son asked for new pj bottoms so of to work us mums go.

DSCN1848An old pattern was used for these, and some changes had to be made as I was short of fabric, there is a third pair, but as he was wearing them I had no chance of a photo.

DSCN1849McCalls 7351 is the pattern that I chose, a 50c bargain from an op shop.

Garage Sales Today.

IMAG1190 One garage sale down and two patterns and a Burda Magazine, and not a one of the cut out yet, score Fleur one I believe.IMAG1189 Garage sale two, a box of 167 patterns for $5, think that works out to about 33c each, full of vintage and retro patterns, can not wait to find some spare time to really look through them all.IMAG1191And also this fab length of fabric that is about 3 metres long with a tree printed on it, now what to do with it.


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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Simple Things To Make Life Easier

IMAG0285A long time back I labelled my boxes with scrap pieces of paper and said to myself that will do till I get to it, well finally I have done so, ten boxes all up now nicely done so I can find interfacing, patterns, zips, buttons etc…

Sewing List To Complete Part Two…..


I managed to pick up this roll of fabric from the op shop in Mundaring that I frequent and never fail to come out with something useful from, in this case I thought perfect to make a toil up for my partners shirts that I am making for him.

And now after making the toil up ( a half shirt) I think the fabric is just gorgeous I can see a maxi dress coming out of it for summer and a few other items at least, well after all there is a lot of fabric on the roll.

IMAG0273This is so far what I have done for him, now must wait for him to fly back in and try it on….the pins are to remind me this is the front…