Papercut Patterns Celestia Dress
Sew Busy Lizzy
by sewbusylizzy
1y ago
aka the Floral Explosion Holiday Dress. Papercut Celestia Dress – in cotton voile I don’t often toile my first-time pattern attempts. I tend to cross my fingers, send up a little prayer and hope for the best. However when a first-time pattern calls for over 4 metres of fabric and the final fabric is absolutely scrumdiddlyumptious, I’m reluctant to risk destroying it in a risky game of sewing roulette. Papercut Celestia Dress in cotton voile: a toile So here we are in my toile of the Papercut Patterns Celestia Dress. 4m+ of some of the most extravagantly floral fabric I’ve worn! This fabric was ..read more
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If Romy was a dress
Sew Busy Lizzy
by sewbusylizzy
1y ago
Romy dress, front view. It wasn’t exactly what I had in mind… but sometimes you just gotta roll with what you’ve created and make it work. These photos taken on my back deck after a work-from-home day and in the midst of a horrendously disruptive and dusty kitchen demolition project. I’m extremely weary. Christmas, a very large tree branch landing on my roof and cracking tiles, back to work and a kitchen demolition/renovation … it’s been a hectic few weeks. So if this lacks detail… or fails to make sense… I apologise. “If Romy Was A Dress” she might have been a Gorman. This dress style is remi ..read more
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London Coat Tessuti Patterns
Sew Busy Lizzy
by sewbusylizzy
1y ago
I always think I’ll make something ‘warm for winter’… and never really do. Tessuti Patterns London Coat (colour blocked): Yes, it has pockets! I guess I like to pretend it’s never really winter here . However, I’m kidding myself. We don’t get snow or frosts but we do need a warm coat at night, on our windy cold days or to throw on as the winter sun slides towards the horizon and the temperature starts to drop. The London Coat by Tessuti Patterns caught my eye – is a great casual unstructured jacket to throw on with weekend jeans or even at home or in the office. Right now, thanks to Covid-19 ..read more
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Mirri Jumpsuit – Papercut Patterns
Sew Busy Lizzy
by sewbusylizzy
1y ago
Who even am I? Another blog post! I’m feeling re-inspired, perhaps it’s lovely fabric or I’ve felt the need to try to find an escape from the relentlessness of the last few years! Papercut Mirri Jumpsuit, teal linen from De Linum Anyway, the folks at De Linum contacted me and offered me some fabric and a pattern to write a post for their fabric site. I’d don’t’ have the luxury of fabric stores down the road – and this business is based in Sawtell – about a 90 minute drive up the road from me – which in regional Australian terms is almost next door! I love to support local business as small bus ..read more
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London Coat, Tessuti Patterns
Sew Busy Lizzy
by sewbusylizzy
1y ago
I always think I’ll make something ‘warm for winter’… and never really do! Tessuti Patterns London Coat (colour blocked): Yes, it has pockets! And a hood! Fabric from Minerva’s Bower, Katoomba, NSW Australia I guess I like to pretend it’s never really winter here . However, I’m kidding myself. We don’t get snow or frosts but we do need a warm coat at night, on our windy cold days or to throw on as the winter sun slides towards the horizon and the temperature starts to drop. The London Coat by Tessuti Patterns caught my eye – is a great casual unstructured jacket to throw on with weekend jeans ..read more
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Tales from the Remnant Bin – Sadie Slip, Olya Shirt and Rise Turtleneck
Sew Busy Lizzy
by sewbusylizzy
3y ago
I had a week off work – and what can I say, I got productive! This time I decided to challenge myself to sew from my seemingly endless stash (again) and also to sew an outfit using ‘remnant bin’ rescues. For no particular reason… it just seemed like a good idea. I was originally inspired by these two pieces I had found sitting alongside each other. Rayon knit and khaki linen – looked so good together! I had 1.6m of print rayon knit and 1.4m of khaki linen. I played with several ideas for the top but eventually settled on the Rise Turtleneck by Papercut Patterns. I had this pattern in my stas ..read more
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Pipit Loungewear Set by Common Stitch
Sew Busy Lizzy
by sewbusylizzy
3y ago
Loungewear… not something I’d ever think I’d sew but “Hello COVID–19 Lockdown” and it just seemed a fun thing to do to keep me busy… and use up stash fabric… and also housebound appropriate! When Common Stitch had a sale I couldn’t resist trying out this fun modern pattern. I also challenged myself to only use buttons, bias tape etc from my stash. No store visits for extras – which is invariably accompanied by the usual accidental-to-good-to-leave-behind fabric purchases! Miracle! This boardwalk is directly behind my house. I’m less than 50 metres from my bed standing right here! Plus, I had ..read more
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Barkcloth Sundress
Sew Busy Lizzy
by sewbusylizzy
3y ago
Oh my goodness. It has been a while. Style Arc Ariana Dress in Cloud Nine barkcloth from Minerva Fabrics Your kids get older and you think you will have more time. False. I have less time than ever before. And I’m strangely thankful that Minerva Fabrics popped its head up and offered me some fabulous barkcloth as it made me put sewing back onto my schedule – I had to sew! I had planned a jacket with this fabric. However when the fabric arrived, I could not get ‘sundress’ out of my head and simply had to make a Style Arc Ariana Dress. While the fabric was a little too heavy to cope with shirri ..read more
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A Summer Dress – Lisa Dress from Tessuti Patterns
Sew Busy Lizzy
by sewbusylizzy
3y ago
Aka the Little Big Dress Old Banjo makes his blog returnThis is one of those patterns that seems to have been floating about in my head forever. I loved it when I saw it but spent…. years… wondering if it would be too shapeless on me. It’s safe to say, I like to make well considered decisions! The best way to figure this out is to try it. Thankfully Tessuti Patterns are mouth more affordable than many independent pattern companies so I threw caution to the wind, along with $12, printed off the A0 sheets at Officeworks and got sewing. Lisa Dress, Tessuti Patterns, side view It’s debatable if ..read more
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