Posts Tagged ‘orange’

Can there be a more 1970s fabric than orange polyester suede? I found some on a trip to Goldhawk Road a couple of years ago and something possessed me to buy a couple of metres. Whatever plans I had for it then didn’t come to fruition and it’s been sitting in my stash ever since. […]

Here’s the final incarnation of the alien flowers fabric. This is a vintage Simplicity pattern, number 5349. I’ve made it before in a black and white print and was surprised by how much wear it gets. Despite looking a bit dressy it’s really comfortable, so I find myself reaching for it on any reasonably warm […]

New horizons


I can’t remember the last time I sewed something that wasn’t a sleeveless dress. After I finished the balloon dress I’d run out of planned projects and inspiring fabric so I had a rummage through my old copies of Burda and checked out the online pattern stores in the hope of finding something different to […]

Here’s the orange balloon dress, Burda 106-05-2010 with some modifications. It really is that colour. I haven’t edited the photos at all. You can probably see it from space. Although rather to my surprise the comment I got most when wearing it at work was to ask if I’m advertising beer! I am very pleased […]


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