Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Finished - the Kate tank, version 3.0, with a side of refashioning

So I'm doing something here that is very much not my usual over-organised list-loving order-loving slightly controlling self. Blogging something out of order. Yep. Don't I look smug about it?

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Finished - Wilma in Manning LIberty fleece

Just recently my seasonal sewing switch got flicked and, despite the freezing start to Melbourne's Spring, all I want to do is sew with wovens. Looking at my Autumn/Winter Sewn list (I keep one on Evernote, at the bottom of my intended sewing list) 24 out of 33 garments were knits! Clearly I have a not-very subliminal need for cosy stretchiness when it's fresh outside. This is the last garment I made this winter, and she's just luuuurvely! 

Monday, 29 August 2016

Finished - Style Arc Simone AND McCalls 6696

My love for the cardigan is constant and unending. This has been well documented on le blog. Melbourne weather is fickle and I have the metabolism of a reptile, thus cardigans are an almost daily part of my wardrobe, at work and at home. I'm still not sure I've found the perfect one yet. Maybe there isn't the perfect one. Maybe there's many cardi's for many situations. Or maybe I'm just getting far too existential about cardigans.

This time around you get two cardi's that are already in heavy rotation. If cardigans bore you to tears tune out now.....

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.