Contrary to what my blog may communicate, I have actually been doing a lot of sewing recently. Mostly for my Cabaret Wardrobe; pieces which are just too damn cold to model at this time of the year. I will get some of those up soon, well TBH probably August at the earliest. Because… IT’S INDIE … More Inari Dress: Evidence that sewing has been happening.
I entered my Cherry Blossom dress into a competition run by Tools by Hollie. Part of the competition is properly judged, and part of it is ‘vote’ based. So if you are on FB and have the time and inclination to click on this link and hit the like or love buttons, I’d think that was … More My competition entry
I made this dress to wear to Alex’s sister’s wedding. Some specs: It’s Autumn here in NZ, and the ceremony will be outside, late afternoon. After the ceremony, the reception is at a golf club with a sit down meal and dancing. I wanted to wear a long dress but my choices from my existing wardrobe were … More Cherry blossoms in Autumn.
Things have been rather quiet around here lately as I have been basically working or at rehearsal. I actually feel like Alex and I are in a long distance relationship at present as most of our communication is via technology and then I get some small windows of time occasionally with him in person! The show … More Radio Silence.
A much shorter exposition for Week Four of Slow Fashion October. This week is a bit hectic but I so want to complete the thought process of this month long meditation. This week’s theme is Known Origins: Good (especially good and affordable) sources of yarn and fabric with traceable origins. And for the things we … More Wardrobe Lineage.
I was recently in a production of A Streetcar Named Desire. I got to play Blanche, probably the character I have most wanted to play my entire adult life. Hashtag bucket list. I also decided it was a good opportunity to make a dress to wear as a costume, and I had the perfect pattern … More The Blanche Dress.
So, MMM16. Guys, I’m out. With work, and the play, and having a life (or trying to), I just actually can’t prioritise taking photos every day of what I’m wearing. Maybe next year… But, here’s something at least. I whipped up this lovely merino dress using Butterick 3551, a 90s pattern I picked up for … More It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue.
I had this idea that I wanted to post every week in 2016, with the idea being that it would ensure that creativity features in my life regularly. And I’ve done well until April. However, the plan should not rule the purpose so I’m being kind to myself at the moment and will post when … More Purpose vs Plan
Happy New Year! It’s been a bit quiet on the western front here at Spare Room Style, but a very sewing filled summer holiday is here to fix that! At the end of 2015 I cut back to working four days a week to allow for more time to explore my other creative pursuits so … More Still Life with Dropped Waist.
Having made two tops using my vintage Simplicity pattern 9037, I decided I should use it to make the dress as well. (I can’t see myself making the jacket or coat anytime soon, but never say never…) The lovely paisley fabric is from the bag of fabric that was given to me by a family … More Whisky and Dark Chocolate Dress