More luck this time

The second piece of fabric I had bought at the Easter sale ended up with a better result. Again I used a pattern I already had but this time the pattern was the correct size. I was making the top but in one fabric so the shaping doesn’t show up. I will need to make…

Sewing failure

I wanted to do some sewing as it had been a while since I had done any and was not happy with the result of the sewing I did with the 6 metres of stash fabric. I purchased three lots of fabric each cost $7.50 in the Easter sale so it would be no drama…

Why do I have 6 metres of this fabric? I have no idea.

I am trying to use up the fabric I have in my stash and this particular fabric is in considerable quantity but I don’t know why I bought it.  Perhaps it was for the back of a quilt but I don’t have a quilt that needs backing. Anyway I decided to make something with it…

Pinnies, aprons, smocks or pinafores (Some added information)

(This is the 2013 post with the new information added.) I mentioned in a previous post that I thought I was going to do some sewing, well I did. I have made three “retro” aprons. I thoroughly enjoyed making them, I even made the bias tape to go around two of the aprons. Front view…

It has been a while

Finally getting down to posting on my blog.  You would think that with the COVID shutdown I would have all the time in the world to write blog posts but I just haven’t felt like it. I have found some sense of normality this week as the Tour de France is on the television, albeit…

Some sewing for a change

One of my bike riding friends has discovered the joy of knitting and has embraced the craft wholeheartedly.  She has been completing items so quickly she has become an expert in a short time.  She is quickly accumulating a collection of knitting needles so I thought it would be a good idea to make her…