Named Esme Kimono hack and some musings on perfectionism

Finally I am blogging one of 5 unblogged SWAP items I have made over the cold months. More to follow when weather gets properly warmer and I have seen the beautician to remove my winter coat 😉 As part of my SWAP wardrobe, I had planned a kimono style over layer. Seems I was well ahead … More Named Esme Kimono hack and some musings on perfectionism

How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb(er jacket).

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).

Famous for a moment

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

The Mermaid Bomber

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 – apologies if you haven’t heard of this website before, … More The Mermaid Bomber

The Hebe 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

Red Seersucker Blazer

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