This is a very quick and simple make, but it marks the domination of a pattern I’ve made unsuccessfully three times before this. I have no idea where this pattern came from but it’s one of those patterns that has never quite worked regardless of which view I have made. So, I feel I’ve earned … More Stripes; 5 stars.
I bought this fabric about 8 years ago, gave it to my sister, she gave it back – when I was in my ill-fated ‘Bowline phase’ – and it has eventually become this very un-photogenic maxi skirt. Incidentally a skirt it what I was planning to make when I first bought this fabric. Rest assured … More This skirt is not photogenic.
Over at The Monthly Stitch, February’s theme is UFOs – in sewing terms Unfinished Objects. I have to confess I was a bit ho-hum about this theme as I didn’t have any UFOs lurking – or so I thought. A little bit of lateral thinking led me to my mending pile which, although not huge, suffers … More Mars Attacks! Invasion from the Red Planet.
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.
I love the Day of the Dead imagery. I know it’s not for everyone – but there’s something about a multi-coloured skull that does it for me. This sweatshirt is made from fleece I bought at the Hospice Shop in Oamaru on a roadie with my man. The decal was purchased in Adelaide while staying … More Sweatshirt of the Dead.
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