It’s spring time down under, so it’s time for sewing dresses. Not that I’ve sewn wintry stuff anyway during winter…hmmm. I bought this stripey-rose fabric in Zagreb, Croatia recently and couldn’t wait to use it straight away, so here it is. Pattern: Vogue 1499, an Anne Klein design, rated ‘Easy’. Size made: Ax5 (sizes US 4-12 included), … More Stripes & Roses [Vogue 1499].
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.