Firstly apologies for being a bit out of action lately on reading and commenting on your blogs. This EQ has knocked me a bit, and I sort of ostriched for the last week. I did spend a lot of time sewing which was very restorative, and also some planning for SWAP. I think I’m *in* peeps! My … More How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb(er jacket).
I may have mentioned (a couple of times) that I love all things 20s and 30s. My ideal wardrobe might fit in well with an episode of Poirot where people just casually walk around wearing things like this: Now if only I could fit that hat through the door of the office! Conversely I am … More Hercule Poirot and the case of the Cardi-Coat
My lovely friend Sophia who can be seen sporting one of my makes in an earlier post has a husband who is a gifted op-shopper. Much respect is felt. Sometimes he finds things for me. Joy! One such time was when I was delivered a pile of old tuxedos. In that pile was a large … More Tuxedo shirt upcycle.
This is a slightly longer story than I usually tell. Bear with me. A couple of years ago I bought a very expensive silk shirt with horses on it. It made me very happy until the dye bled all through the underarm area (overshare alert: I seem to have Acid Rain strength sweat). I took … More Neptune Rising: Another UFO sighting.
This is my second waterfall front jacket. (I have a confession to make: I gave the other one away. It just never felt like me.) This one is made from grey NZ merino from The Fabric Store. I love cardis and this is a way of making a slightly smarter version of a cardi for … More The epiphany of the crotch seam! (Another two for one post)
Last week I was in the paper speaking about my thoughts on fashion. I love the headline they chose for me: This outfit features two articles of clothing that I have showcased on my blog: the seersucker blazer and the floral pants. I love those moments when you “shop your wardrobe” and make an outfit … More Famous for a moment
This is the second bomber jacket I have made recently. I used my first as a trial run for this one. And really, can you have too many bomber jackets? I don’t think so. The back of it features a panel of material purchased from spoonflower.com – apologies if you haven’t heard of this website before, … More The Mermaid Bomber
I made this cute little bomber jacket using Papercut Pattern‘s Rigel Bomber pattern. The vintage fabric was gifted from a dress maker friend and I bought the trim and the zip from Spotlight. The colour way was suggested by my mother and is reminiscent of the lovely NZ native flower, the hebe. I’ve never used … More The Hebe Bomber
This blazer was made using Butterick 5926, red seersucker fabric purchased from Spotlight and self made bias binding from vintage fabric gifted from a family friend. I french seamed the entire blazer apart from the sleeve seams and the facing edges are all bias bound, and I used the fabric I made the bias binding … More Red Seersucker Blazer
This jacket was made using Butterick 5928 and fabric purchased from Fabric Vision. The sleeves and back are made from Ponte knit and the front section is a laser cut pleather of some variety. I bought the pattern at the same time. This pattern was very easy and quick to make. Having been warned by … More Waterfall Front Jacket