Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Finished - Silvia

I'm a bit betwixt and between with this lady here. I didn't particularly enjoy her creation, and dragged my heels finishing her off. But I'm much happier with her finished than I was mid project.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Finished - Vogue 1548 - the DVF wrap in luscious merino!

I try to buy fabric with a purpose these days, but occasionally I find a treasure that must come home, without firm plans. A few months ago I found a beautiful deep purple merino-lycra knit at The Fabric Store, printed with a very pale lilac and pink geo design and I'm pretty sure I squealed as I snatched it off the table. I had no idea what it would become other than mine. Shortly after the Dressmakers Do was announced - another social sewing event in Melbourne where one makes a fabulous outfit and spends the evening eating, drinking and examining others hems.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Melbourne Restash 2016

Hello lovelies! Just a quick PSA to announce that next Saturday July 9th, is RESTASH, a fabric/pattern/ notion and yarn swap here in Melbourne organised by Anna, Jane and myself!

Check out this post on Anna's blog for all the details - I can't wait!

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Finished - a scant Simplicity 1366

I know what you're thinking. Will this chick EVER so anything non-stretch? Turns out in the colder months the answer is likely not! My warm weather sewing is overwhelmingly wovens and cold weather sewing means knits. But I realised I hadn't yet blogged a project from early Autumn so you get some out of season action today.

Today I share with you a pattern that is OMG totally new and exciting and ground breaking! Or not. It's Simplicity 1366 and being the TOTAL trendsetter that I am, I've finally made it. Just.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Finished - statement sleeves and stripes

Stripes. Will I ever get enough? My pre-frontal cortex says no. My stripe addiction continues unabated. Not even slightly sorry.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

A most snuggly hug from Auntie Esme

Hello lovelies. I hope your week has been better than mine. I wont be dwelling, because I know you're all here for the sewing and not for my grief, but I had to let my little furry catternweight move on from this world on the weekend. My husband and I are still trying to accept the reality, and goodness knows I should be well used to the reality, having assisted hundreds of other pet owners over my career to do the same with their darlings, but nonetheless one of the loves of my life is gone forever, along with a sizeable chunk of my heart.

So when one needs comfort, one not only needs comfort food but comfort clothing, and what better than a big, warm, snuggly wool jumper with a collar that one can escape into when reality is just a bit hard to contend with.