Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Little Organising

Magazines can be so troublesome .... they don't stand up well on a bookshelf, become dogeared easily and tend to multiple when left to their own devices.

I've been receiving Australian Stitches since it's first issue (10+ years) and now subscribe to Ottobre Woman so some desperate organising was needed. I needed to come up with a better system of storage than this one below ...

Magazines stacked one on top of the other, just doesn't cut it!!

By luck, on a trip to Costco these folders and inserts were discovered.

The inserts are just perfect for holding the magazines and any traced patterns, and then store nicely in the folder.

Nicely organised, easy to find and all the traced patterns in one place. A simple task completed.

Now, back to some sewing.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

More T Variations

Following on from the last post, here's some more variations on a T.

and a couple more...

A first for me ... a wardrobe for the new season, before the season gets underway, WOO!HOO!

Thanks Rhonda for the inspiration.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Pattern Play

Why is it, that the simplest of ideas are overlooked?

Last year I attended a NSW Australian Sewing Guild (ASG) Industry Day. One of the speakers was a very talented (and funny)lady by the name of Rhonda Braybrook - what this lady can't do with fabric and a sewing machine, just can't be done!

The theme of Rhonda's talk and trunk show was to take a basic T-shirt pattern and by using simple patternmaking skills, mix it up to create a host of different outfits. Now, I've known about this "source" of "free" patterns for some time, but haven't really taken advantage ...... until now.

Here's the result of my pattern play ... you may recognize some of the fabric from a post or two back.

Basic long sleeved T - with self fabric neck binding.

Basic short sleeved T - with foldover elastic neck finish

Sleevless top.

V-necked cardigan, matches sleeveless top to equal a twinset.

A draped front cardigan.