I feel like just about every post that I have worked on this year is about my sister in some way, so I feel the need to introduce her to you properly. Her name is Miriam. She writes a number of blogs – this is her main creative one. She has two gorgeous sons whom … More Silky blousy pleaty drapey + sister love.
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.
Here I am again! Can you handle it?! Aaaaaanyway… After deciding to do SWAP last year, I knew it was unlikely I would finish within the timeframe and actually I could care or less. It was just a really useful way to identify and fill a wardrobe gap. Finally, here is the first in my … More Bias cut cami 1/3
Hello friends, how I’ve missed hanging out here! It’s been a crazy start to the year with the show, Alex’s dad and family stuff, Alex changing jobs, and a horrific bout of insomnia early on. But here I am. I survived being the #seniorcastmember in Priscilla, had a great time doing the season, and am … More Check me out, Skipper.
Finished – hoorah! And I wore them solidly all weekend. You will see here that I tried to style them as per the pattern art work. A little hat-tip to my girl Liza Mae. These puppies are 100% from stash: linen from the #gfh16; thread was from an advent swap from many years ago, in … More Linen Lilac Lounge Love.
Subtitle: An ode to the generosity of other sewers. I have wanted to make a jumpsuit for a while. But let me tell you, I have a solid aversion to getting mostly naked to pee anywhere apart from my own home or a camping trip. Enter the ‘faux-jumpsuit’ – a two-piece masquerading as a one-piece. … More Is it a top? Is it culottes? No, it’s a faux-jumpsuit.
Firstly apologies for being a bit out of action lately on reading and commenting on your blogs. This EQ has knocked me a bit, and I sort of ostriched for the last week. I did spend a lot of time sewing which was very restorative, and also some planning for SWAP. I think I’m *in* peeps! My … More How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb(er jacket).
Take my temperature people, I mustn’t be feeling myself because here comes another skirt. I am so happy with how this skirt came together. I had a dream, and it was realised. In the #gfh16 I scored about 6 metres of royal blue corduroy. Quite narrow, but a large quantity. Then I had a hankering … More Nostalgia value.
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.
I finished another Lottie over the weekend. It was not on my list of upcoming makes but I have wanted a white shirt for the longest time. And for some reason I had a block about making one. It’s made from what appears to be an old sheet. I bought it as ‘fabric’ from the … More Queue Jumper: Another Lottie.