I bought my coverstitch machine for a few months now and have gone for a lesson on how to use it. However, I’ve moved since then and settled in the new place, and also have work and life to attend to…so I haven’t had a chance to use it. And the few garments I’ve made … More Babylock Coverstitch ~ My Review.
The third and final dress I made for my travel wardrobe for this trip, is this utilitarian-style button-down dress in a horse fabric, which put me in the right mood while immersed in the medieval setting in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Pattern: Vogue 1500, an Anne Klein design, rated ‘Easy’. Size made: A5 (sizes US 6-14 included), I … More Horsing around in Dubrovnik [Vogue 1500].
The second dress I made for our trip is my favourite out of the three. It is feminine and is a Butterick 1953 vintage reproduction pattern. I wore it to Bled, Slovenia – famous for the dreamy ‘Church in the Lake’ scenery. My husband rowed a rented boat across Lake Bled and took us to … More You cut me open and I…Bled Love [Butterick 5708].
MS and I love Lego! Especially him… He bought the Arctic Explorer series, and happily lego’ed away. Lego deserves to be hugely popular and profitable over so many years; the company constantly innovate their designs, combining traditional play and modern themes. There are 5 boxes in the series. My favourite – the huskies and polar … More LEGO: Arctic Explorer Series.
My husband and I went to Switzerland for a work conference, and having had the chance to travel I sewed up a few things to wear! First is this dress made from fabric that I bought in Athens when we holidayed there last June/July. I have no idea what the print is, but I’m calling … More Funky Fungi Dress [Kwik Sew 4111].
I haven’t been to all of the states within Australia, and I’ve been here for more than 2 decades! Recently, I had the chance to go to Adelaide, South Australia. We did the usual sight-seeing, vineyard-visiting, wine-tasting activities, on top of work-related stuff. And of course, I took time to visit fabric shops! DK Fabrics … More Fabric Shop in Adelaide, SA – DK Fabrics.
I have a thing for the Italian fashion house Missoni, for their beautiful textiles, prints and fabrics. I made a baby cape with a Missoni for Target cotton blanket before, but I was still thirsty for more. When I saw some Missoni knit fabric in Rome on my honeymoon, I couldn’t help myself and bought some! … More Life is not a straight road, it’s Zigzag [Missoni cardigan – McCall’s 6844].
I’ve wanted to make this dress as soon as I saw the pattern envelope. A fitted wrap dress with a split, and rolled up sleeves. I could never find something similar in shops that fit my 5’0″ stature, so why not try to make one? Not being experienced with pattern fitting and grading, I think … More Split up, Wrap up [McCall’s 7185].
WARNING: PHOTO HEAVY My husband and I recently took a short trip to Hawaii. It was a great balance of seeing and doing what we each and both wanted. As for what I wanted, obviously it’s fabric shopping! We stayed in Oahu Island for the whole trip, so I searched up fabric shops in Honolulu. … More Fabric Shopping in Honolulu, HAWAII.
These two shops are next to each other in the suburb of Fitzroy in Melbourne, so double the happiness! They are quite easily accessible and only a short walk from the tram station, which we took from our hotel in the CBD. CLEAR iT Address: 188-192 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Website: http://www.clearitonline.com.au/ This store primarily … More Fabric Shops in Melbourne – Clear It & The Fabric Shop.