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Part 2 Catch Up - sorry another long one.

So, here's part 2 of the catch up of what I've made. Before I go on though, I just want to say I can't post any comments on most blogs! I don't know why so even though I want to most blogs are not showing my user name or whatever it is. Just so you know. If anyone knows why please let me know.
Now I made another of this Vena Cava dress, Vogue 1228 with polyester crepe like chiffon that I got from one of the Brisbane Spoolette meet ups a couple of years ago. It's got that great print and the big circles are flocked.  I really love the square neckline. I use the same slip that I wear with the other one I made.

This is the front. I took a deeper pleat at the front and back than I did on the last one and the fit is a little better. It's a bit shorter. As with both dresses I didn't add the sleeve extensions. My arms are way shorter than the model's and this is long enough for me. 

And side view. Sorry work bathroom pics.. it seems like it token pics from th…

It's been a while.... it's a long one.

Well hello! It's been a while hasn't it. Life is busy and I just haven't had time to blog. I have done some sewing so I'll catch you up.


This is a sweat shirt I made to  try the sizing of Kwik Sew 938 pattern below for my son. The fabric was cut offs of a super wide fleece blanket I bought and I could just fit it on this. So two things... one, it wasn't big enough and two, the fabric has some strengthening woven into it so it doesn't stretch. Normally it would fit me but with no stretch, I couldn't move.  I used the pattern and cut on the fold.


I think I used the 36. How old is this pattern too!


Next I made the jacket next size up with the pockets and only half the collar (as it's super wide and folded over) with some of that grey merino/nylon french terry backed stuff.


I even put some bias tape stuff to stop the stretch but I should have put it on both edges where the zip would sit as when I folded it over the top stretched out so much despite the st…