Cutting out all the pieces to make the jacket for my CIT Clothing Production Assessment.
There are so many pieces, hopefully they all come together to form a lovely jacket!

Cutting out all the pieces to make the jacket for my CIT Clothing Production Assessment.

There are so many pieces, hopefully they all come together to form a lovely jacket!

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I am currently finishing my Certificate 3 in Clothing Production. As one of the assessments I have to make a jacket.

After much searching around for a pattern I like, I found this Burda Jacket Pattern. I have chosen to make Jacket A.

Now need to find some fabric I like!!

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Pete Murray live in Canberra!!
Was a fantastic night, Pete Murray and his band The Stonemasons were amazing!!! :)

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A friend lent me the first book to read because I couldn’t wait for the final movie to come out. I got soo hooked on the book I ended up buying the series and have now read them all (yep definitely a slight procrastination from my uni work).
They are great books!! I was so immersed in them the whole way through, now keen for the final movie to come out! :)

A friend lent me the first book to read because I couldn’t wait for the final movie to come out. I got soo hooked on the book I ended up buying the series and have now read them all (yep definitely a slight procrastination from my uni work).

They are great books!! I was so immersed in them the whole way through, now keen for the final movie to come out! :)

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Stunning Dress!!

insouciantly:

Librarian Apron Dress

I was planning this dress out nearly a year ago (for this post). I never actually got around to finishing it until we got crazy snowed in this week. 

The pattern is the Retro Butterick 4790 dress. It has an interesting structure, its all one piece that goes over your head and connects in the back and the front. I’ve been meaning to try it out for awhile, just for that uniqueness.

I found the sizing a little odd, which is not unusual for retro patterns. Luckily, it has a very casual fit, so it works out. The waist was very tiny and the bodice was a little large. I used ties in the front instead of buttons, which also made the fit easier. It has that great classic ’50s silhouette, and the full skirt swings around your knees. I can just imagine a crazy librarian wandering around and climbing up ladders and dusting shelves in this dress. It makes me happy.

The fabric is Spoonflower’s organic cotton sateen. The quotes fabric is by me, you can see it here. I used quotes from many of my favorite books and authors: Neil Gaiman, Dorothy Sayers, Lois McMaster Bujold, Jasper Fforde, JRR Tolkein. The book spines fabric is a lovely design bypeacoquettedesigns.

Love these cushions!!
truebluemeandyou:

DIY Google Map Satellite Photo Pillow Tutorial from Spoonflower here. Very easy tutorial where you can use Picassa and other free photo editing software. *I cannot afford $27 per yard for Spoonflower’s linen-cotton canvas (their basic cotton is $17.50 per yard), but I can see making a low end version of this using tee shirt ink jet iron on transfers (I can’t remember what brand I used but it held up after dozens of times in the washing machine and dryer - no cracking or fading).

Love these cushions!!

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Google Map Satellite Photo Pillow Tutorial from Spoonflower here. Very easy tutorial where you can use Picassa and other free photo editing software. *I cannot afford $27 per yard for Spoonflower’s linen-cotton canvas (their basic cotton is $17.50 per yard), but I can see making a low end version of this using tee shirt ink jet iron on transfers (I can’t remember what brand I used but it held up after dozens of times in the washing machine and dryer - no cracking or fading).

fuckyeahcraft:

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I’ve just got a new line of cards on Etsy (they’ll also be tote bags and prints soon!) and to celebrate I’m gonna do a give away!

Re-blog this to enter and have the chance to win the card, patch and print of your choice!

(Extra entry points for following on Facebook or Etsy!)

My Etsy shop is here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Glitterbugdoodlebean

And facebook page here:

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Deadline 31st March!

Just 11 days left to enter!

Lovely handmade cards!

What a beautiful and bright scarf!!
kniteverythingfiber:

Rav: Leftovers Cowl by Wendy Johnson
Description: 
“This is the perfect project to use up those many small odds and ends of sock yarn you have collected over the years. Or a perfect excuse for buying multiple mini-skeins of fingering weight yarn!
This project is designed as a cowl, starting with a provisional cast-on and knit in the round so you can graft the beginning stitches to the end stitches to make a perfect tube. You could also make a scarf, binding off each end separately.
The cowl takes 1300 yards in Color A and 1300 yards in Color B. The cowl shown used 650 grams of left over sock and fingering weight wool and wool blend yarn in many, many different colors. ”

What a beautiful and bright scarf!!

kniteverythingfiber:

Rav: Leftovers Cowl by Wendy Johnson

Description: 

This is the perfect project to use up those many small odds and ends of sock yarn you have collected over the years. Or a perfect excuse for buying multiple mini-skeins of fingering weight yarn!

This project is designed as a cowl, starting with a provisional cast-on and knit in the round so you can graft the beginning stitches to the end stitches to make a perfect tube. You could also make a scarf, binding off each end separately.

The cowl takes 1300 yards in Color A and 1300 yards in Color B. The cowl shown used 650 grams of left over sock and fingering weight wool and wool blend yarn in many, many different colors. ”

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My lovely friend Jemima has been working very hard leading up to the opening of her solo exhibition “Mostly Unobserved”.
Can’t wait to see all Jemima’s Amazing works!!! :D

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Things have been a little busy lately! Moving house, making work, teaching a screen print workshop and preparing for a couple of exhibitions..
On that note, very excited to announce my upcoming solo exhibition “Mostly Unobserved”!

My lovely friend Jemima has been working very hard leading up to the opening of her solo exhibition “Mostly Unobserved”.

Can’t wait to see all Jemima’s Amazing works!!! :D

jemima-parker:

Things have been a little busy lately! Moving house, making work, teaching a screen print workshop and preparing for a couple of exhibitions..

On that note, very excited to announce my upcoming solo exhibition “Mostly Unobserved”!

I was given this beautiful pencil brooch for my birthday from my lovely friend Jemima!I love it!!! It’s soo unique!!
Have a look at some of the amazing projects Jemima has been doing here!

I was given this beautiful pencil brooch for my birthday from my lovely friend Jemima!

I love it!!! It’s soo unique!!

Have a look at some of the amazing projects Jemima has been doing here!

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I found this irresistibly cute owl pin cushion and knew it would be perfect as part of a birthday gift for my friend Jasmin who loves owls!!

The belly of the owl is made of fabric suitable for storing pins while the body is made of a coloured resin with a kniited look to it. Perfect for adding some cuteness and colour to any sewing room!

Have a look at all Jasmin’s beautiful handmade products here!

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Yesterday was just one of those Sunday’s where I really didn’t want to do much even though I had heaps to do!!!
So I spent the first part of the morning having a photo shoot with my gorgeous kitty Riley!!

Here are just a few of my favourite pics!!!

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This was the second assessment for my Pattern making course

For this assessment we had to pick one of the sketches above and make a pattern for that garment. 
I chose the button up shirt on the left for this assessment. Same as the assessment before we had to make the pattern pieces and trade sketch, as well as make a toile (a mock-up of a garment).

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This was our first assessment for the Pattern making course.

We were given a sketch of a peplum skirt and from that we had to make the pattern for it. Above is the trade sketches and the pattern pieces for the peplum skirt

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