‘White shirt’ bras – and stargazing treefrogs

If you haven’t already figured it out, I love using really bright or unusual prints.  Making nude coloured bras doesn’t interest me in the slightest as I find them incredibly bland and boring.  But, I also like wearing gauzy white linen shirts in the summer and not having my bra show through.  So I’ve come…

DIY kayak spray skirt

Today’s project is a replacement for the spray skirt for the TK1. The current skirt came with the kayak when I bought it some 20 years ago. It was second hand then and already a veteran of a few Murray Marathons.   It has served it’s owners well but  has now mostly delaminated and parts…

Unselfish sewing: Pants and Shirts

The last two weeks I’ve been sewing for DH. The original request was for a couple of polo shirts to wear will working in the paddocks. Quickly followed by a request for a “long sleeve woven, or two, no make that five. A couple of work pants…. jeans would be good. Oh yeah, remember that…

Sewing in 2018

Happy new year.  Hope its a good one! I must also confess that I’m not the best at sticking to my sewing plans. So many aspects of my day are the ‘have to do’ and my sewing is my ‘want to do’.  But there are a few things I’d ‘like-to-do’ in 2018. 1. Reduce my…

Oriental inspired bra

Unlike yesterday,  I’ve engage my brain today.  I’ve made up the second bra kit and this one has been quite successful.  The difference is probably down to my approach.  Yesterday, I took a design and tried to make it fit the fabrics.  Today,  I did it the other way around.  Here is the process.