Monthly Archives: September 2013

Did I tell you about the time I made a 6 foot vagina for Sink the Pink’s 5th birthday?

Brace yourselves….. ….remove any easily startled pets from the room….. She’s pretty magnificent …. …and hilarious. I did warn you. I had no idea when I offered to help Sink the Pink out that I end up making this but … Continue reading

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Six foot one and tons of fun. And I dress to a T.

Except I’m more like five something and I’m dressed like someone on a week off who’s in denial that the weather’s turned. The vintage Simplicity is on hold til Saturday because, for once, I’m making something for someone else. I’m … Continue reading

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Self-drafted Purple Maxi- Skirt. (and Bluestockings)

A self-drafted and very wearable maxi-skirt. And an excuse to expound about the magic that is Bow, London E3. I made this skirt at the end of last August but didn’t get much wear out of it until this summer. … Continue reading

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Simplicity 5399 Update

I hit a bit of a stumbling block with this Simplicity 5399 dress as I made the mistake of not having enough fabric, what an amateur! In my excitement to add sleeves I didn’t keep any fabric aside to line … Continue reading

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Cape from Drape Drape No. 2 – If I knew you were coming, I’d have made a cape.

I finally got round to taking photos of the Drape Drape No. 2 Cape which I made waaaay back in December. Some are doubled up but that’s 14 pieces of fabric right there. It was a bit of a puzzle … Continue reading

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Buttoned-up Dress from 1964 – Simplicity 5399

I finished my Colette Hawthorn last weekend (just getting pics together) and I’m already on my next dress. This 1964 vintage pattern, which I’ve been crazy about for years, is finally getting made. I can’t find anything on the internet … Continue reading

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Circle Skirt and Skater Dress love.

This is my new favourite dress. I drafted it myself and managed to use up some of my fabric stash too, not bad for a Friday night in. I’d been working on various complicated things using Metric Pattern Cutting and … Continue reading

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