A friend gave me this second hand curtain and I made a self drafted skirt out of it. I drafted a very wide A line skirt with a side zip and a one piece waistband. I loved those big white flowers so tried to get as much of the print on the skirt as possible. … More Garden variety skirt.
*Plus some further adventures in fabric painting. So I have been really struggling to get photos taken lately. Firstly we have been super busy and available daylight hours have been taken up with other things, the camera was out of commission, the weather was bad… you know, the normal reasons. This weekend I made a … More A trio of T-Shirts*
I love the Named Clothing Quinn Shirt pattern. Seriously, I love it! Based on the finished garment measurements I made the 40 and graded out to a 42 around the shoulders and I love the fit on this. I lowered the darts ever so slightly second time around and that is it in terms of … More Quinning.
Usually I love Winter. I know, people think I’m really weird. But I love Winter. I love being cold and getting warm, I love layering clothes, I love seeing my breath, hotwater bottles, whisky, red wine, slow cooked meals, slippers, big cardigans, frost, and clear Christchurch Winter days. But this winter has been kind of … More You Must Believe in Spring.
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
I found all your comments on my last post so incredibly helpful. Thank you! I took comments you made about my inspiration looks and distilled them into two categories: Design elements: Bold colours Graphic prints Androgynous Wearable Structured Balance – top or bottom is holding more interest What the style says: Clean Fresh Powerful Independent … More Rediscovering my style – Part 2.
*I don’t know how many parts there will be. There may only be 1. You will not be reimbursed for any time spent offering me fashion therapy. Read on at your own risk. As I wrote in my last post, I’ve been in a bit of a style desert recently. I’ve been trying to rediscover … More Rediscovering my style – Part 1*
*And associated ramblings. Warning, many outbound links. My youngest sister had a great book called The Queen Who Stole the Sky when we were growing up. The Queen had it made into a dress and while the rest of the country lived in darkness and cold, she had a fabulous dress that changed colour throughout … More Stolen Sky Sweater*
You can vote here for any of the amazing outfits in Indie Royalty. ❤ https://themonthlystitch.wordpress.com/2017/08/04/ipm-2017-indie-royalty-let-the-voting-begin-again/
This is my third and final entry for Indie Pattern Month 2017: Indie Royalty. This post has already been published over on the Monthly Stitch blog, but For Indie Royalty I have chosen to make a mini collection of 4 pieces, 4 outfits – so Project Runway right now. These makes includes 2 repeat makes … More Indie Pattern Month 17: Indie Royalty