I have nearly forgotten to write about the third and last project I made for my NZ trip last month. It’s nearly a month ago now and a lot has been occupying my mind and time. In addition, this global virus pandemic is causing stress and worry for everyone. I’ll be happy to put that … More Python Universe [ Butterick 6318 ].
When we were in New Zealand last month, we went to Hobbiton Movie Set in Matamata, New Zealand. I still haven’t seen The Hobbit film series, but I love The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Anyway, I wanted to dress my toddler as Frodo and made a cape for that purpose. The challenge … More DIY cape and Hobbit costume.
We recently took a short trip to New Zealand and the next few posts will be about the things I’ve made that were debuted there. Starting with the famed Tessuti Sydney Jacket! It is a draped jacket with raw edges and exposed seams, famous to be easy-to-wear and not too complicated to sew. And it … More A Sydney Jacket in New Zealand [Tessuti Sydney Jacket].
I seem to be on the Cynthia Rowley for Simplicity pattern train lately as I sew through my stash of these goodies! Here’s another one I’ve made. I think this pattern came out in about 2012 or 2013. Magazines and fashion articles were all saying “Mullet skirts are OUT!”, but I don’t care and I … More White and Pink Set [Simplicity 1366].
I have long admired quilters and people who makes quilts, even just one. Quilting is an absolute art form, combining shapes, colours, prints, patterns, proportions, lines and meaning all into one. It is something that is beyond my patience to attempt. It is daunting. But I have quilting cottons in my stash. Oh, of course … More The Quilt of Friendship.
Hello Friends! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and quality time with loved ones. With family visiting from interstate, the spare/sewing room has become the guest room and I don’t have the space (or time) to sew. Luckily, I finished this dress before Christmas. This pattern, Simplicity 1607, has always caught my eye since … More The Happy Strappy Dress [Simplicity 1607].
We went to Valencia earlier this year, and I’ve just gotten around to writing a post about it! It sure has been a busy year. Valencia is the third largest city in Spain, and it did not disappoint. I didn’t visit all the fabric shops there, but I searched up and went to a few, … More Fabric Shopping in Valencia, Spain .
We went to Japan recently, and knowing it would be Autumn and a little chilly over there, I made a dress for the occasion. With warm weather most of the year where I live, I tend to sew summer wear most of the time. So making a winter garment for me is still a novelty. … More Two-tone Merino Dress in Japan [Kwik Sew 4013].
Before we moved to Sydney for a year, we thought we would go and see ALL the places and I’d visit ALL the fabric shops within that time. That didn’t happen, as there were only so many weekends free, plus life was busy too. I did visit a number of fabric stores though. Since we’ve … More Fabric Shop in Sydney: My Hung Hurstville.
Hi Friends! Back in July I had the honour to join the Maker’s Team / Blogger Network of a large fabric and sewing supplies company, Minerva. Makers select a fabric of their choice within a selection, sew it up and write a review post for the company, which gets shared to other makers, customers, instagram … More First Project for Minerva – Swishy Chiffon [McCall’s 7505].