Skirt to Summer top | refashion

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One of my sewing goals for this year is to work on upcycling and refashioning my growing collection of thrifted items. The first refashion for the year is this project. Continue reading “Skirt to Summer top | refashion”

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DIY head wrap headband | Tutorial

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This is an easy sewing project for sewists of all levels. It’s also a great stash buster!

I made a couple of these for my mum for her birthday earlier this month. One in a floral print fabric and another in silk satin. This would make a great last minute Christmas gift too! Continue reading “DIY head wrap headband | Tutorial”

Tie-front button-up midi dress | self-drafted pattern!

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I just returned from a holiday in Vietnam and as part of my holiday wardrobe I made this tie-front button-up midi dress (yes, that sounds like a lot going on in one dress). I designed it myself and used my Singer dress form for the first time to drape and draft the pattern! It even has a pocket!!

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Jedediah shorts | Thread Theory

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Sewing a fly front zipper is something that looks intimidating to do, but a technique I’ve wanted to learn! With Thread Theory’s Jedediah Pants pattern and their sew-along on their blog, I successfully made a pair of men’s shorts with a zipper fly! The finished garment looks quite professional (if I can say so myself :P) with its flat felled seams and bias bound seams. Continue reading “Jedediah shorts | Thread Theory”

Lycra ear warmers for cycling | Tutorial

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This make came about after my boyfriend asked if I could make some ear warmers for him to wear when he cycles in cold weather. I found a free pattern template online from this blog. It is for a fleece ear warmer so I adjusted the pattern for stretch fabric.

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