I made french darts! And belle shaped sleeves (if you call them belle rather than bell it makes them french too.) I drafted this off my main top block and re-positioned the legs of the dart to the waist rather than under the arm. My totally-non-left-brain really rebelled, but I kept sketching and playing until … More Oh la la!
Dressing as fruit is a thing guys. I will take guesses in the comments as to what fruit I am, and points if you can point out three identifying markers. I made this sleeveless blouse / shirt last year but never got around to taking photos and talking about it. It’s a total stash buster … More Dressing as a piece of fruit.
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
Subtitle – More Adventures in the Universe of Trouser Tailoring. Last year I made a very exciting and significant purchase. I kid you not, this book has changed my life. It was not a cheap purchase, given that I had to get it shipped from the US but the sheer amount of information contained inside … More Mint Green Dream.
I am a huge fan of all things 20s and 30s. So I had a fabric-gasm when I found this fabric while in Adelaide with my talented sister. Given that I pretty much LIVE in pants, I immediately thought of some 30s style, wide legged, pants that would be suitable for boating in the French … More All Aboard the Deco Ship.
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)
This is the second iteration of the top pattern I drafted off Simplicity 9037, the 1970 version. The lapis blue linen I picked up for $2 at Save Mart. The [p]leather I bought 20cm of from The Fabric Store. I put an exposed zip in the centre back seam to highlight the juxtaposition of the linen with … More Linen & Leather (a 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
These are called The Sound of Music Pants because they are made out of a pair of curtains. I made them from a pattern I drafted years ago from an old pair of pants that were a gift from a friend who had made them herself and was bored with them. The cut was so … More The Sound of Music Pants
I made these pants using New Look 6035 and fabric gifted from my sister. (I’ve made everything on this pattern at some stage or other.) The first time I made these pants it was a total fail. I thought they were really unflattering and they rode down alarmingly at the back which made me very … More Floral trousers