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7 August, 2015

  • 02:34 PM

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    laracrj commented on the project Circle skirt wardrobe fillers

    Ha ha thanks! That’s why it’s so hard to buy fabric online I guess. Neoprene would be really cool though!



5 August, 2015

  • 09:35 AM

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    laracrj added the project Circle skirt wardrobe fillers
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    Recently, I’ve been having a sort out of my sewing patterns and fabric stash. I have a list of sewing patterns I want to make this year – mostly dresses, and a bookshelf full of fabric that I must …

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  • 09:31 AM

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    laracrj added the project Vintage misses 7633
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    We’ve finally had some warm weather in Wales and I wanted to make a fairly loose, casual dress. I bought this vintage pattern a while ago and was looking forward to trying out the pleating – someth…

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  • 09:27 AM

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    laracrj added the project Polka dot pleat perfection
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    I feel like I say this every other post, but I strongly feel that polka dots make everything better!
    Especially when they’re navy and white.
    This is the fourth and final (for now) skirt that I ma…

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  • 09:21 AM

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    laracrj added the project Wardrobe basics
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    To make this skirt, I literally pleated a big rectangle onto a smaller rectangle for the waistband. I don’t have much more to say about his, but I do know that this will go with pretty much everyth…

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  • 09:18 AM

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    laracrj added the project Great Gatsby casual day dress
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    I used New Look 6145. I can’t remember what size I made it, but I do remember choosing to make it so that the finished measurements were fairly loose around the waist especially.

    My intention wa…

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21 April, 2015

  • 05:05 PM

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    laracrj added the project Polka Dot Simpicity 2444
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    This is my second version of Simplicity 2444. It is made using some Cath Kidston fabric I’ve had for ages. I can’t find this fabric on the site anymore, but I’m sure you can get some on auction sit…

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11 April, 2015

  • 08:26 PM

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    laracrj added the project Hearty Good Wishes Cotton Simplicity 2444
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    Simplicity recently got in touch and asked if I’d like to be part of their bloggers network in return for a free pattern. Of course I said yes.

    I’ve had Simplicity 2444 on my pattern list for ye…

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  • 08:21 PM

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    laracrj added the project Jumping on the long gone bandwagon
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    And by that – I mean that I’ve finally had a go at the walkaway dress.

    After watching episode 3 of the Great British Sewing Bee, I dived straight in to my pattern box and fished out this pattern…

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15 March, 2015



12 March, 2015

  • 07:20 AM

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    laracrj added the project Simple, but effective
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    I’m having a bit of down time in school at the moment, which is lovely. We’re doing lots of activities that don’t produce marking, which means I have evenings to do what I want with.

    Sewing.

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1 March, 2015



28 February, 2015

  • 08:32 AM

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    laracrj added the project Polka dots and Pearls
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    Another remade dress, which first appeared on here way back when! (Bonus points if you look for it in the archives).

    I changed the bodice and pleated the skirt and ended up with a lovely dress….

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19 February, 2015

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    laracrj added the project Making simple clothes stand out
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    Step 1:
    Make a simple vest top. (I traced an existing top onto this skirt, which I never wore.)

    Step 2:
    Add some pretty embellishments. (I pleated a length of cotton lace trim – made easier by…

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14 February, 2015