Category Archives: Patterns

When a TNT is Neither Tried nor True

After my last post I realised that I have sewn two version of the Simplicity 3696 PJ top in a size Large and neither of them fits me properly.  This pattern is a TNT when it becomes a knee-length, short-sleeved … Continue reading

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I will never clear my stash!

I keep adding to my stash faster than I can sew from it. I had really good intentions this year to attempt to keep my stash under control, but more keeps coming in than going out.  (I just smiled when … Continue reading

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UK – Half Price Butterick Patterns

I own very few Butterick patterns because I’ve rarely, if ever, come across them on sale in the UK before.  I got an email today from Sew Direct and they are currently offering all their Butterick patterns at the price … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces

I’ve taken a few sewing related photos recently that I haven’t blogged about so this post is basically just a mish-mash of those pics with some commentary so that I’ve got a record. I’ve only recently sewn one other garment … Continue reading

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Burda Challenge Update – 02-2008-119 (plus a nightie because I needed something to cheer me up)

That’s not a mistake in the header – this is a Burda Challenge project that has been waiting since February.  The Burda photo and line drawing are in this post.  I finally got to sewing it yesterday, but it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Burda Challenge update, plus some other stuff

First of all I want to say how much I appreciate all the sympathy I received about my sewing “disaster” in the comments on my last post. I don’t reply often enough to comments, but I do read and really … Continue reading

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How I Trace BurdaStyle Patterns

I won’t call this a tutorial because I don’t think it’s detailed enough, but I thought I would post how I trace patterns from the Burda magazines with a couple of tips that I hope may be useful. I have … Continue reading

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