Okay, the title says it all. I love the colour navy! Definitely my favourite neutral. And florals, well not all florals suit me, but they just give an air of femininity, don’t you think? Anyway, I bought this lovely, soft rayon knit and decided to pair it with the Nina Lee Mayfair dress pattern (it … More Navy Florals, You have my Heart [Nina Lee Mayfair Dress].
About a year ago, I posted a picture of the Victory Patterns Ulysses Trench official photo on my Instagram stories (see below). My non-sewing, very stylish friend saw it, and exclaimed that the design is very unique. I joked and offered sew it for us, and we can wear them out together. Amazingly, she said … More Victory! [Ulysses Trench].
It’s my birthday month and I was able to start and finish another garment! My family has been generous with allowing me extra time to indulge in my hobbies this past week. So I got right into it and sewed a very popular Wilder Gown by Friday Pattern Company. I used a lovely, oriental-themed, border-printed, … More A Dress for Going Out and Staying In [Wilder Gown].
As we find ourselves in strange and uncertain times, we push on and create some kind of normalcy. Staying at home but ever more concerned about what’s happening, and connected to each other. For me, it is keep sewing, at my normal (slow) rate. International borders are closed and monitored, leisure travelling is off the … More The Floral, Ruffled Home Dress [Cotton+Chalk or Kwik Sew 4156].
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].