Monthly Archives: January 2013

Lekala 4161

A TOP FOR MY NIECE: I made my niece a “jersey top”. I have wanted to make her something for a long time, I just find it is difficult to sew for her when she isn’t close enough to try … Continue reading

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Sewing pledge, The “Seamless Pledge”

Laurie from «Sew Exhausted” just invited us all to join her in the “Seamless Pledge”  (http://sewexhausted.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/i-pledge-allegiance/ ).   This means that we for the next 6 months will make all our own clothes. We won’t buy anything new (ready to wear … Continue reading

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Simplicity 2494, “a turbine hat”?

A HAT FOR MY WIGGLEDRESS After making a hat for my first animal print outfit I had to do the same for the other one. I have had Simplicity 2494 in the house for a long time, but I never … Continue reading

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McCalls 6450, “safari hat”,

When I asked my sister-in-law to buy fabric for my animal print challenge, she laughed and said that I should make a hat too. This project is dedicated to Randi, my very willing and helpful sister-in-law 🙂 For this project I used a … Continue reading

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Butterick 5232, a fur bolero for my “wiggledress”

In winter bolero’s are a great addition to an outfit. I get cold fast and felt I needed something to make my green animal print tunic a bit warmer. Studying the fabric catalogue I discovered a dark green fake fur. I thought this … Continue reading

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The Wiggle Dress by Gretchen Hirsch, Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing

MY SECOND “ANIMAL OUTFIT” One of the two books I got this past christmas was “Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing”. It is always fun to get sewingbooks because they inspire. Going through “Gertie’s” book  the “wiggle dress”  caught my eye.  … Continue reading

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Lekala 4136, animal print dress/tunic, rayon lycra dress

MY JUNGLE SAFARI  ANIMALPRINT “VENTURE” I have never owned or made anything for myself in animal print before. In fact it just has not been my thing . When Pretty Grievances challenged us  to sew from animal print  I could … Continue reading

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