So I think I am going to do this SWAP (Sewing With A Plan) thing. It’s pretty exciting, I’m not going to lie. Thanks especially to Steph and Kate for the encouragement to take the leap! Firstly I was thinking about entering because I thought it would be fun to do. I was trying to … More SWAP 2017.
As part of Slow Fashion October, there are weekly provocations to consider that I am really enjoying. Week Two is ‘Long Worn’. How can we make the most of the clothes already on the planet — from taking care of and mending and wearing things longer, to thrifting, swapping, heirlooms, hand-me-downs, alterations and refashioning. I was sure … More Long Worn, Love Lorn.
My first week of MMM16 is done. The photos are, well, a record if nothing else. It’s also good to do an inventory of the MM wardrobe. What I know so far: I wear a LOT of seperates My mullet top needs cuffs to be added My blue pants need to be taken in I … More MMM16 week 1 roundup
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 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