Monthly Archives: January 2014

1946 sewing patterns

How could I resist this magazine when I saw it at my local antique centre at Paddington. Loving the dress of the one checking out her nails. This magazine has all sorts of things in it including short stories (she … Continue reading

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The Avignon Dress

Here it is, my favourite dress ever (so far). I don’t know why it has taken me so long to get around to making this. I’ve had a bookmark in the page below of the Simplicity Pattern Book, Spring 1969 … Continue reading

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Best of 2013

Yes, late I know. The start of this year came even though I wasn’t ready. In reflecting on the best parts of my sewing for 2013 I came up with these: 1. Skills development Or should I say ‘the exercise … Continue reading

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Simplicity pattern magazine Spring 1969

One of my most treasured possessions and greatest inspirations:   Just like the pattern books we have now, just really old. With some funky ads: My next project is the green dress from the first photo – without sleeves though. … Continue reading

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I’m sewing again!!!

For the last few months I had to ban myself from sewing so that I could get some other things done. I knew that if I started a sewing project I wouldn’t do anything else until it was finished. Anyone … Continue reading

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