Stevie Jeans Jacket Finally Finished
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by Elaine Batiste
7M ago
This is a post all about catching up. I’m catching up on blogging this finished article which was catching up on finishing a UFO which was catching up on a project that had been waiting a long time to be done. Way back, almost at the beginning of this blog’s life, I shared the need ..read more
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Simple sewing: When you’re not really feeling it.
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by Elaine Batiste
9M ago
At the beginning of the year, I said I was going to slow down my makes so that I could concentrate on drafting and fitting. Well, my creative impulses kind of ground to a halt. Not only has my sewing dried up to a dribble, but I did not really achieve any of the planning ..read more
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I’m still here and you’ll never guess what I did
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by Elaine Batiste
1y ago
Oh winter, winter, I hate you. I kind of know this but I’m always surprised when I can’t get going at the beginning of the year. I planned to spend this time doing some learning and prepping but to be honest, not a lot has happened in the sewing, drafting or planning department. I do ..read more
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2023 (No) Sewing Goals
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by Elaine Batiste
1y ago
After a few years of failing to complete make nines even when I’ve modified them to fit my Modus Operandi, I think it’s probably time to abandon that principle once and for all. I’ve sewn about 30-40 items in each of the last 3 years so I don’t need any encouragement to sew. I’ve tried ..read more
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My 2022 sewing summary
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by Elaine Batiste
1y ago
I’ve posted everything I made in 2022 to Instagram and it was interesting that I produced more items in 2022 than in the two previous years as I thought I’d spent more time away and therefore had less time to sew. 2022 started with a couple of Minerva projects early on and then I made ..read more
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Designin’ December vs. Little Red Dress Project – Xmas 2022
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by Elaine Batiste
1y ago
It’s time for my favourite end-of-year challenge. Linda Maki’s Designin’ December is a sewing challenge to recreate or take inspiration from a designer item that you love. I spent a few years on the sidelines before jumping into this challenge and now this is my third entry. This year I might be able to kill ..read more
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I snoozed and so I had to hack M7969
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by Elaine Batiste
1y ago
A while back I kept getting notifications that Minerva was offering a free download of the popular McCall’s M7969 pattern. I thought that’s great, I’ll have to get that. Well, I kept seeing the emails and kept saying I was going to get it, and I finally got ready to download the pattern, only to ..read more
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Sleeping Bag Puffa Jacket – I try Upcycling
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by Elaine Batiste
1y ago
Often on my semi-regular walks on the Downs, I have admired my friend’s lightweight down jacket that she wears when the weather has just a little nip in the air but it’s not cold enough for a big jacket. I continued to covet my friend’s jacket and also considered the ££££ demanded by outdoor apparel ..read more
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Black Skinny Jeans from PatternLab Block
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by Elaine Batiste
1y ago
My latest jeans project uses the Pattern Lab system to hopefully get a good fit on these trousers. I’m using PatternLab.Ldn skinny jeans block with some black stretch denim from the stash. Here’s my Affinity Designer sketch for these classic-looking jeans. The denim is a lovely deep inky black and I decided to use white ..read more
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Cloned Ponte Pencil Skirt
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by Elaine Batiste
1y ago
UFO alert! This project has been in the UFO pile for a long time and I’m not sure why. The only probable reason is that other more interesting things got in the way. One day I had both my sewing machine and overlocker threaded with black thread so I just said to myself. “Line up ..read more
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