2013 Sewing

Finished Objects:

  • Blue Knit wrap dress
  • Macaw appliqued pyjamas

Made from scratch:
  • McCalls 5975 Dress - the pink zombie dress
  • Burda 2012-08 Dress 121 - the green meanie dress
  • Self drafted - Jungle January dress
  • Simplicity 8882 - black shift with french darts
  • BurdaStyle Magazine 2013 02 126 Knit top
  • Vogue 8382 - vintage cotton
  • Self drafted - blue floral mesh maxi skirt
  • Budgie appliqued pj's for tigerboy
  • Self drafted - orange pencil skirt 
  • Self drafted - pink/purple cotton shell top 
  • BurdaStyle Magazine - knit skirt


Italics means that it's left over from last year (yep, pretty much everything on this page).
  1. Sew the buttons on the cushion covers I made from the fabric we bought in Ecuador.
  2. Make coasters from Ecuadorian left overs.
  3. Sew the Vogue shirt dress. - cut out and ready to sew
  4. Make Simplicity 2497 (yes, I was going to draft it but got the pattern cheap) 
  5. Use Mum's scrap of Egyptian print (left over from a dress she made when she was at school) as a trim on a dress.
  6. Sew a princess line dress.
  7. Make an empire sheath dress.
  8. Copy the pattern of my fine white sleeveless top.
  9. Test the Singer sewing machine. Works really well - pity it's missing the bobbin cover and I have to use the Janome bobbin case in it because the original was rusty.
  10. Make this cape. (McCalls 5913 or 5764) - WIP
  11. Make this funky scarf.
  12. Draft & make a black short sleeved bolero (woven fabric).
  13. Make a red short sleeved bolero (woven fabric).
  14. Draft & make a black long sleeved shrug for winter (knit fabric).
  15. Make padded covers for my ergonomic chair. that chair got tossed in the house move
  16. Vogue 8633 - coral linen - (might rethink this fabric choice)
  17. More Summer pj's for Tigerboy November
  18. Winter pj pants for Tigerboy & his Dad. ($1/m flannelette from Spotlight).
  19. Cover for the chair in my studio. Half done - Jan
  20. Butterick 5608 (pattern courtesy of  Mary - how nice! That was a pattern I'd had my eye on for a while)
  21. Linen pants for tigerboy
    Techniques to learn and/or use

    1. Piping.
    2. Invisible zip. - used in Mcalls 5845 - Jan 
    3. Lapped Zipper - used in Vogue 8382

    1. Blue kimono dress - make a new skirt that is not a size 000 from the red jersey dress I have never worn
    2. Plaid shirt
    3. Pink & brown maxi.
    4. Black and white wrap dress.

    1. Hem black dress - that one inch will make a big difference when I'm wearing flats!
    2. Hem the crazy coloured dress and fix that funky tie thing.

    Oh, there are plenty more - this is just what was left from last year (and the year before).

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