Updating my patterns

I haven’t bought patterns for myself in a long, long time so when Spotlight had a sale on patterns recently I bought a couple for myself.  This vogue pattern is one of them. My younger daughter used the pattern to make a top while she was staying here and it looked good so I thought…

A peenie for me

This is from the website Scottish Words Illustrated I have been doing some sewing for myself.  While my daughter was down from Canberra we took the opportunity to visit Spotlight our local store for fabric.  Needless to say we both bought fabric and my daughter was able to make an item of clothing while she…

So I obviously got my sewing mojo back

I enjoy sewing but I don’t seem to have enough time to get things done.  The last couple of days I have dedicated some time to get some sewing done so have managed to complete another item of clothing. This is a pattern I have used previously but I am using fabric my younger daughter…

Scraps into little figures

Just trying to use up some of my left-over wool.  Unfortunately it doesn’t use much wool so I think I will be making a few. About thirty years ago I made dolls like these for an orphanage in the Philippines.  I came across the pattern when I was having a bit of a tidy up…

A shirt becomes a shirt. . .recycling

My younger daughter has given me this shirt to turn into a shirt for my granddaughter.  She did give me the shirt quite some time ago but I am only now contemplating making the new shirt.  I am a bit slow off the mark.  I will get it unpicked today and hopefully get it cut…

Second version of a previous project.

Some years ago I knitted a dress for one of our granddaughters.  The dress has been passed down to our youngest granddaughter and she has worn it a few times but now she can no longer get it over her head.  The dress was knitted from the bottom up so I should be able to…