Tag Archive: adult’s clothing

Leni and Besharl

Those of you who read my blog regularly know that I am a sucker for Style Arc pants – especially (probably only) those with an elasticised waist.  I’ve already sewed the Style Arc Besharl jacket (the Besharl top is currently cut out awaiting construction) – here are the Besharl pants! I had a length of… Continue reading Leni and Besharl

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Closet Case Charlie Caftan

Oh, what a nice lot of alliteration that title was!  Yes,  I sewed the Closet Case Patterns Charlie Caftan – although I sewed view A, which is hardly a caftan at all in my opinion. Now, I’ll say from the outset that there are things about this dress that I like and there are things… Continue reading Closet Case Charlie Caftan

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Hot Patterns Trilogy Tunic

I was really hoping that I’d be able to squeeze a dress out of these fabric leftovers – but alas, no matter how I tried to wrangle it, there just wasn’t enough!  So a tunic it was. The fabric is a textured rayon woven from Darn Cheap Fabrics – I used it to make a… Continue reading Hot Patterns Trilogy Tunic

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Style Arc Autumn dress

The second that Style Arc released the Autumn dress pattern earlier in the year I popped it into my shopping cart.  There were so many things about it that I loved!  As it turns out I didn’t get it sewn until a couple of weeks ago – but luckily, it was worth the wait. This… Continue reading Style Arc Autumn dress

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Butterick 5883

A couple of weekends ago I went to a wedding.  It was a lovely wedding – very low key and relaxed.  The ceremony was attended by just 8 people in a registry office, then the bridal party joined the rest of the guests at a function room for canapes and drinks.  My friend and her… Continue reading Butterick 5883

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Vogue 9254

Oh, I do love a Tilton pattern.  Fascinating design lines, in styles that work for my body shape. I sewed this one up at the end of October when I was at Sewjourn. It felt a little weird to be sewing a wintery dress as we were rapidly heading toward summer, but as it happens… Continue reading Vogue 9254

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Style Arc Lacey dress

Well, that was an unintentional blogging break!  Do other people find that November is one of their busiest months?  I have had two trips to Sewjourn in the last month, so actually have lots of new garments that need to be blogged.  I’ll make a start with the Style Arc Lacey dress, sewn on my… Continue reading Style Arc Lacey dress

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Seasonal challenge – Style Arc Lara Jane dress

This season Emma and I decided to tweak things a little bit for our seasonal challenge*.  Rather than both sewing the same fabric (from Darn Cheap Fabrics), we decided to sew the same pattern!  The pattern that we chose to sew was the Style Arc Lara Jane dress/top. I suspect that many of you may… Continue reading Seasonal challenge – Style Arc Lara Jane dress

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Style Arc Patricia Rose dress

This recent Style Arc pattern was a no-brainer for me.  V neckline, no waist definition – just what I love! This is the Style Arc Patricia Rose dress. From the website: Feel comfortable and look great in this gorgeous V-neck dress. The under-bust horizontal tuck is enhanced by the front inverted pleat, side in-seam pockets and… Continue reading Style Arc Patricia Rose dress

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Cashmerette Webster dress

Often at the first release of a Cashmerette pattern I think “nah, a bit too conservative for me” or “not really my style”.  Then I think about it for a while – and then I often buy and sew one up, and I’m really pleased that I did.  For example, the Webster dress. Oh, how… Continue reading Cashmerette Webster dress

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Tangled

This is a way overdue post – I sewed this dress/costume for Clare some months ago, for a Girl Guides event.  The theme was Disney; Clare wanted to go as Rapunzel – specifically, the “version” from Tangled. For reference: I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with sewing costumes. They are often a great… Continue reading Tangled

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Liesl + Co Chai Tee – twice!

I love the name of this tee – it really does just roll off the tongue! I sewed up the Liesl + Co Chai Tee shortly after release. All of Liesl Gibson’s patterns are beautifully drafted with excellent instructions, and this pattern was no exception. From the website: This simple and stylish pull-on top is much… Continue reading Liesl + Co Chai Tee – twice!

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Butterick 6289 top and Style Arc April pants

Butterick 6289 was an impulse purchase the last time that Spotlight had Butterick patterns on sale.  You know how it is – they never seem to have the pattern that you really wanted, so you buy another one that you sort of like to make up the numbers to get the special offer?  This pattern… Continue reading Butterick 6289 top and Style Arc April pants

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Cashmerette Springfield top again

When I first sewed the Cashmerette Springfield top I sewed it a size too big, but I thought that it was definitely worth taking the pattern out for another try.  A month or so ago I did exactly that, and sewed view B in size 12 C/D. The fabric is hand-woven Thai cotton, the leftovers… Continue reading Cashmerette Springfield top again

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Style Arc Winsome dress

This pattern was released a little while ago, possibly around a year ago?  It’s been in my stash for a while, and I’ve seen a few versions of it online.  There were lots of aspects that I liked in the drawing, but others that I wasn’t so keen on.  Anyway, I recently sewed it up… Continue reading Style Arc Winsome dress

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Dressmaker’s Dinner outfit

A month or so ago I attended the Dressmaker’s Dinner, a social event for Melbourne sewers.  It was a delicious meal at a restaurant, with a small group in attendance – my idea of a perfect evening, as I had plenty of light to examine everyone’s outfits and plenty of time to chat to them… Continue reading Dressmaker’s Dinner outfit

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Style Arc Lillian, Lucinda and Evie

Thanks to those who encouraged me to pass on the blue top I blogged yesterday – it’s out of my wardrobe!  I’ll make another Presto Popover another day, in another size and a drapier fabric.  I always like to show the things that don’t work on my blog as well as the things that do!… Continue reading Style Arc Lillian, Lucinda and Evie

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Style Arc Lillian, Lucinda and Evie

Thanks to those who encouraged me to pass on the blue top I blogged yesterday – it’s out of my wardrobe!  I’ll make another Presto Popover another day, in another size and a drapier fabric.  I always like to show the things that don’t work on my blog as well as the things that do!… Continue reading Style Arc Lillian, Lucinda and Evie

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Style Arc Sage pants and Naughty Bobbin Presto Popover top

This combination is an example of nearly right but not quite.  These two garments weren’t sewn to be worn together; they were just paired for the photos.  And in reality, I haven’t worn them with one another. I might start with the top. It’s the Naughty Bobbin Patterns Presto Popover top. And I have sewn… Continue reading Style Arc Sage pants and Naughty Bobbin Presto Popover top

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Simplicity 1059

This is one of the patterns that I bought the last time that Spotlight had a three-for-not-a-lot-of-money sales on Simplicity patterns.  It’s super simple! Simplicity 1059 is from  Simplicity’s Jiffy range.  It’s a reprint of a 1969 pattern (so not quite as old as me, but nearly).  As per their website: Features 2 or 3 main… Continue reading Simplicity 1059

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Style Arc Annika top and Talia pants

These two patterns were not bought to go together – but as it turns out, when I finally got around to taking photographs of recently sewn garments they worked together fairly well! I bought the Style Arc Annika top after seeing it on The Demented Fairy. I really loved the way she’d combined different fabrics,… Continue reading Style Arc Annika top and Talia pants

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Style Arc Brooklyn knit top and pants

I love an outfit pattern bundle.  They get me every time.  A little while ago I decided to sew in “outfits” so that I wouldn’t end up with any tops or bottoms that didn’t go with anything.  So far that decision has worked pretty well! I’m not much of a tracksuit wearer (really, there is… Continue reading Style Arc Brooklyn knit top and pants

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Style Arc Besharl jacket

Every now and then I make a vow to myself – no more patterns.  And just as often as I make the vow, I break it.  The Style Arc Besharl jacket was part of a special offer package of jacket, pants and top – and I liked all three pieces, so I bought it.  But… Continue reading Style Arc Besharl jacket

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BurdaStyle #101 10/2016 Knotted Shirt

Gee, I wish that Burda Style numbered and/or named things a little differently.  It’s hard to keep track!  This top is pattern #101 from the 10/2016 issue of Burda Style – you can find the pattern online here. Burda describe this top as follows: What is better than a knotted blouse? A knotted T-shirt! The… Continue reading BurdaStyle #101 10/2016 Knotted Shirt

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Style Arc Kylie top (again)

A (minor) miracle has occurred.  There is no longer anything in my already-cut-out-and-ready-to-sew box.  Nothing.  Nada.  Not one item.  That’s a big thing for me!  I tend to have cutting out frenzies, especially before I go away on a sewing weekend.  There can be up to twenty garments in that box at one time!  But… Continue reading Style Arc Kylie top (again)

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Lekala 4639 coat

This was the final garment I sewed at Sewjourn in May.  That was a highly successful Sewjourn – I sewed less items, but was very happy with nearly all of them!  It’s nice when it all works out that way. Lekala 4639 is one of Lekala’s more recent offerings. I knew as soon as I… Continue reading Lekala 4639 coat

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Cashmerette Dartmouth knit top

I am becoming more and more keen on Cashmerette patterns.  I recently sewed up another version of the Springfield top (will hopefully blog that one soon) and the fit was SO good without any alterations!  My Appleton dresses and tops have had quite a bit of wear, and I’m looking forward to giving the Webster… Continue reading Cashmerette Dartmouth knit top

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Tessuti Kyoto vest – DCF Winter Challenge

Every three months I go for a little wander around Darn Cheap Fabrics to see what catches my fancy for our DCF seasonal challenge*.  When I spotted this double-sided scuba/knit I knew straight away that it was what Emma and I would sew with for winter. I really liked the sponginess of this fabric as… Continue reading Tessuti Kyoto vest – DCF Winter Challenge

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Style Arc Josie hoodie

Every time I see Clare wearing this I say “nice hoodie”. This is one of those times where I got the fabric and pattern combination exactly right! The quilted knit was from Darn Cheap Fabrics, but I’m pretty sure that I’ve spotted it at other fabric shops around Melbourne too. It was bought with a… Continue reading Style Arc Josie hoodie

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Pyjama time – Butterick 6296 pants

Every few years I sew myself a couple of new sets of pyjamas.  I have worked out over time that my favourite style of winter pyjama is flannelette pants with a long sleeved tee. And in the interests of keeping this blog real – as you can tell, these photos are taken when I got… Continue reading Pyjama time – Butterick 6296 pants

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