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.
Yet another from my tnt (tried and true donchaknow) Simplicity 9037. At last count, four tops and one dress. This one is made from some lovely soft lightly brushed checked cotton in pink and navy. This fabric comes from a massive haul me and my sister recently had at a local op shop where we … More You better check yourself.
This is a slightly longer story than I usually tell. Bear with me. A couple of years ago I bought a very expensive silk shirt with horses on it. It made me very happy until the dye bled all through the underarm area (overshare alert: I seem to have Acid Rain strength sweat). I took … More Neptune Rising: Another UFO sighting.
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 an actual true story guys. You know it’s a kick ass bookclub when someone turns up one night with two rubbish bags full of vintage clothes from an elderly friend’s wardrobe clear out. It was a very democratic and gracious process as to who got what, but I scored some sweet treats! In … More Everythings coming up(cycled) roses.
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.