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A Red Jacket in Tencel Twill

Posted by Elizabeth Brennan on

A Red Jacket in Tencel Twill

Hi, I'm Lizzy of sewbusylizzy.com and I'm happy to be guest blogging here again about my latest make, a red jacket in Tencel Twill. This was one of those sewing projects that was a pleasure from beginning to end. Between Christmas and New Year I indulged myself with some slow, thoughtful sewing. What a joy that was! MaaiDesign stocks a stunning range of Tencel Twill and in my usual way I managed to procrastinate about which twill to choose, simply because I decided I would not choose blue! Eventually, I settled on 'red wine' as a timeless colour - great as a seasonal...

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Crystal Top in a viscose from Atelier Brunette

Posted by Maaike Baudry on

Crystal Top in a viscose from Atelier Brunette

I had a rather interesting mountain bike crash last week. One of those where I ended up bouncing my way down a gravel slope and every part managed to hit the ground on the way to the bottom... Not sure what happened. Felt like my bike had enough of me and decided to come away from under me and take off while I was still flying somewhere mid air. Don't feel sorry for me, I was stupid. Nothing broke. With my battered and bruised body (thank you Photoshop) sport is out of the question for at least a week, so that...

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10 Gifts to Sew This Christmas - 2018

Posted by Maaike Baudry on

10 Gifts to Sew This Christmas - 2018

It's 4 weeks till Christmas! So that still leaves us all plenty of time to sew a few gifts. Each year I create a list of my favourite sewing projects for those that appreciate the joy of handmade. Many of these ideas offer the perfect opportunity to use leftover pieces of fabric. I hope it offers lots of inspiration!   1. Minimalist Wallet by Noodlehead I love little wallets and pouches. They are just so handy when you go on a bike ride or walk and just want to take a credit card or some cash for that coffee or icecream treat...

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A winter Issie Top for me + a discount code

Posted by Maaike Baudry on

A winter Issie Top for me + a discount code

My daughter wasn't happy when she saw my new top, the Issie top by Sewpony. Why? Well, I made her a long-sleeved raglan T-shirt last winter in the same fabric and apparently she is no longer keen on twinning. :( We had so much fun twinning a few months back in Melbourne, when she was wearing the Issie top I had made for her. We got lots of surprised and positive reactions making her very shy. She's growing up so quickly and is rapidly outgrowing all kids patterns. So the good news is, Suz from Sewpony has recently launched the Issie pattern in teens and...

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5 Wrap Dress Sewing Patterns for Knit Fabrics

Posted by Maaike Baudry on

5 Wrap Dress Sewing Patterns  for Knit Fabrics

The classic wrap dress! I bet that fits almost any body type.  And depending on the fabric you choose, it can be great for all seasons.  So I had to have one. Last week I organised a ladies night out and with a serious lack of winter dresses in my wardrobe, I had my deadline to get me sewing. This dress was very easy to sew. As a lot of bloggers will concede, the hardest part of this exercise was actually getting a good photo taken. (My indoor self-portrait skills need a bit of practice.) It's a pattern from the La...

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