Tag Archive: Tessuti

Sewaholic’s Rae Skirt

Instagram tells me that I started this Sewaholic Rae Skirt on the 19th August 2016 and I just finished it this weekend – so that’s oh, 15 months? Talk about slow sewing!I have no idea why I gave up before last summer but it seems like a dumb move on my…

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A new lease on life – Simplicity 1366

This fabric was made into a Maria Denmark Kristen Kimono Tee at the beginning of 2016 (post here). It got a lot of wear back then but not so much these days. I had bought a bit extra (like 90 cm) of the fabric as I wanted to remake the tee with a neckb…

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Kyoto Vest by Tessuti (and me!)

This is a new pattern from Tessuti – a vest that can be made out of either boiled or non-boiled wool. I saw a sample of this in their Chatswood store last year and was really excited when it was released last month. I love the simple style of it and it…

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542 Ebony Tee’s

I eluded in my other post from today that I’ve been on a bit of an Ebony Tee bender…I haven’t made 542, but it sure feels like it!This first top was meant to be a dress, but based on the length of the tee I thought it too would be really short. I wen…

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Sewing for holidays

I’m off to Vietnam for two weeks in April. The tour I’m on goes from Hanoi down to Saigon – and it’s going to be pretty hot and humid as it’s the beginning of their very hot season.  I do have quiet a few casual dresses for summer, most of them sl…

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Experiments in leather with the "Essential Wristlet"

Spurred on by the raging success of my first, I’ve made myself another “Essential Wristlet” by Dog Under My Desk – this time experimenting with some leather I had bought in a $5 scrap bag from The Fabric Store. The idea stems from this True B…

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A Pink Flamingo "Essential Wristlet"

As predicted the Genoa Tote was my gateway sewing drug to all things zippers! I’m not putting zippers in to clothes (yet) but I’m having fun making purses, bags, and cushion covers. I’m quite fond of a clutch with wrist strap. Enter “the Essential Wris…

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Tent dress no. 2

I had in my mind that I needed a knit Gabby Dress in either black or navy blue. Of course when you really want something that’s when it’s impossible to find the fabric that you want! Instead I found this great viscose/elastane at Tessuti – black with a…

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I made a TENT! (aka Tessuti’s Gabby Dress)

It’s been at least 18 months since I made a knit Gabby Dress – not sure why I fell off the wagon as it’s a pattern that has always worked for me (in a knit). When I bought this fabric from Tessuti earlier in the week (yes, I also have a Mandy Boat Tee …

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The double-fronted Marianne Dress

What’s wrong with this picture?Yep…my dress has two front pieces and no back piece. Whoops. I obviously wasn’t paying attention when I was cutting out this Marianne Dress is this much-loved fabric that I had bought from Tessuti for a Mandy Boat Tee b…

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Another striped Marianne Dress

Now that I’ve worked out the fit on the Marianne Dress it seemed appropriate to make a summery version as Sydney swelters through yet another heatwave. This weather is AWFUL and every year I find the heat harder and harder to take. It’s currently 38c w…

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Navy Mabel Skirt

Lucky me received a Tessuti gift voucher from Dave for Christmas. Over Christmas we were in Melbourne so I ducked into Tessuti to see what they had for me – plus it was sale time. Winning.I did a few laps of the store and nothing really jumped out at m…

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Just one more (black) Kwiksew 3880

I made this top at the end of last year – at the beginning of my Christmas break. I wanted to make an improved version of my first (black) Kwiksew 3880. I wanted a longer top with a raised neckline that was also a bit tighter at the hips….and here it…

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Tessuti Isla Top

When I popped into Tessuti last week to indulge in some new jersey Colette showed me their soon to be released top pattern — a lovely simple top with an interesting yoke detail at the back. She said it would be right up my alley – am I that transparen…

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Ooh look, another Maria Denmark kimono tee

I’ll keep this short as you’ve seen a thousand of these on me lately – it’s another Maria Denmark “Kristen Kimono Tee”.The fabric is an 85cm remnant picked up from Tessuti for the bargain price of $9.35. The fabric is the same as that used for this Man…

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Two more Mandy Boat Tees

I had a VERY productive sewing weekend, turning out two (very wearable) Mandy Boat Tees. The fabric for both was initially bought to experiment with lengthening the Maria Denmark Kimono Tee into a dress – but then I got lazy and thought I’d go with the…

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Wintry Mable Skirt

When I bought the fabric for my second Linden Sweaterdress I received a bit of extra fabric for free *happy dance* as it was the end of the roll. There was *just* enough for a Mabel Skirt so that’s what I made.Not much to report on this as I’ve ma…

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Oslo Cardigan #2

I made this cardigan about a month or so ago but haven’t written about it as I don’t like it (it’s already been donated to charity)…so much meh!I think the problem is down to bad fabric choice and making a size too big (again). The fabric is a Viscos…

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More Linden Sweaterdress success!

As soon as I finished my last, and successful, Linden Sweaterdress I raced into Tessuti to buy some more fabric for another. The fabric is the same as before, but in a different colourway. It really is beautiful. Source: TessutiI really like how cosy t…

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Linden Sweaterdress – sucess!

Huzzah *high fives self*!My second foray into the land of the Linden Sweaterdress has been an unreserved success. If I sound pretty happy/smug it’s becuase I am! Rarely does a sewing project turn out perfectly for me and this is one of the times where …

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(another) Linden Sweatshirt

I initially saw this fabric on the Tessuti Instagram feed, made up in a Mandy Boat Tee…and I HAD to have it (the fabric and the top). When I fondled the fabric in store it wasn’t very stretchy so needless to say when I tried to make my own Mandy Boat…

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Grainline Driftless and Tessuti Megan Cardigans

The tale of two cardigans – Grainline’s Driftless & Tessuti Fabrics’ Megan Longline. Continue reading

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Floral Mandy Boat Tee

I’ve gone ahead and lengthened the sleeves of Tessuti’s Mandy Boat Tee in order to make myself a more winter appropriate top (not that winter has really showed its face in Sydney yet…but surely it’s coming)? The fabric is a very floral, bright, …

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Brooklyn Coat #2

As promised, here is my second attempt at the Brooklyn Coat, this time in the recommended fabric, boiled wool, and it’s worked so much better than my first attempt.**These photos are not great. It’s been raining cats and dogs all weekend in Sydney and …

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Brooklyn Coat by Tessuti

The Brooklyn Coat pattern was released by Tessuti a few weeks ago. Like the Sydney Coat it’s intended to be sewn with a boiled wool, leaving the seams exposed. I saw a sample of the coat in-store before it was released and got to try it in. I really RE…

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Brooklyn Coat by Tessuti

The Brooklyn Coat pattern was released by Tessuti a few weeks ago. Like the Sydney Coat it’s intended to be sewn with a boiled wool, leaving the seams exposed. I saw a sample of the coat in-store before it was released and got to try it in. I really RE…

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Our Fave Top #4

Here we go again! Another “Our Fave Top” by Tessuti patterns made in the same fabric as my most recent make, but bought whilst in Melbourne last year. I *think* the fabric is from Rathdowne Fabrics but I cannot quite remember now?My rolled hem didn’t p…

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Our Fave Top #3

This is my third version of Tessuti’s “Our Fave Top” and I don’t think it will be my last. I love the way I can be VERY lazy with this top and finish the it with a rolled-hem on the overlocker. The top looks great with textured or wrinkly fabric – like…

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Our Fave Top #3

This is my third version of Tessuti’s “Our Fave Top” and I don’t think it will be my last. I love the way I can be VERY lazy with this top and finish the it with a rolled-hem on the overlocker. The top looks great with textured or wrinkly fabric – like…

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