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Finished Object: Self Drafted Swimsuit – First Go

I wasn’t sure how to model a swimsuit for the blog. I don’t think I’m confident enough to post pictures of myself in just a swimsuit on the internet just yet. Then, just as I thought I had come up with the answer to the problem however (some alcohol and a wax) Maureen the mannequin (her… [Continue Reading]

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Pictorial Summary: My Epic Week

Wow, I meant to post here over the weekend, however after a really busy week I ended up feeling a little burnt out and didn’t really feel like it. What have I been up to that has kept me so busy? Well the pile of materials above is what I sat down to use for my… [Continue Reading]

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BHL Holly Jumpsuit over at Stitch 56

I have another blog post over at Stitch 56 sharing my version of the By Hand London Holly Jumpsuit. I made it out of the Indigo Monsoon fabric from Merchant and Mills and it is so perfect for the hot weather we’ve been experiencing recently in Melbourne. I am so impressed with this pattern I… [Continue Reading]

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Finished Object: Another Coco Dress

I meant to have this post out days ago. Last Friday I had cut my fabric for the Coco dress and packed all my sewing notions ready to go to my first social sewing meet up. It was an almighty flop however when I was completely felled by a flu like virus. This dress was instead… [Continue Reading]

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Finished Object: Wiksten Corrected

I wanted to call this post Wiksten Perfected, however I definitely haven’t finished playing with the fit on this one. I bought the Wiksten Tank pattern years ago and made about five of them in quick succession due to the ‘instant gratification’ nature of this pattern. I can turn one of these babies out in… [Continue Reading]

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Amazing Online Resource!

Hi all! I’m probably really behind the curve on this amazing resource and it’s most likely complete common knowledge to you clever peeps of the internet, but today I discovered the wonder that is the Open Library. Did you know there are hundreds of thousands of ebooks that can be borrowed for free online including… [Continue Reading]

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Finished Object: By Hand London Holly Trousers

Ugh, I’ve been having a major crafting/blogging malaise this week. With the pressing deadline of my spinning course coming up, I’ve been preparing like crazy and have lost the buzz. I miss sewing and would rather be doing that so I swiftly rushed out these pants from the By Hand London Holly pattern. Because I’ve… [Continue Reading]

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Finished Object: Ama Cowl Neck Frock

Today I went to see the Love, Desire and Riches exhibition of wedding dresses at Rippon Lea house and gardens. I’ll do a post on it soon showing some of my favourite dresses and details but if you are in Melbourne and haven’t been there is plenty to see and it’s been extended until the 2nd… [Continue Reading]

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Finished Object: Wool Biker Jacket

Whew! What a journey this make was! This biker jacket is my latest college assignment having been given the task of designing and drafting a jacket. I can’t really say this was completely self-drafted as I had a fair bit of direction from my fabulous teacher, but the majority of the work from conception to… [Continue Reading]

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New Post At Stitch56 – Named Wenona Shirt Dress

I have a new post up at the Stitch56 blog. This time I made the Wenona Dress from Named Clothing’s recent Ritual Collection. I love Named patterns, one more is coming up soon but in the meantime I feel like I’m drowning in college homework. At least it’s sewing related!