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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!

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Upcoming class: Spinning Gradient Yarns

As I mentioned in my last post I have been feeling so busy lately ticking items off my todo list. One of my main ongoing projects has been preparing for a class I’m teaching at the Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria in November on spinning gradient yarns. I’ve been blending colours and playing with blending/spinning… [Continue Reading]

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Finished Object: Named Shadi Skirt

Hello, it’s been ages! A mixture of visiting family and then a stinking cold has filled all my time and left me with a todo list as long as your arm, not a great place to be when blogging. This post on struggling to find time for sewing by Donna at Sew Independent came just at… [Continue Reading]

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Finished Object: The Bomber Jacket

Well there’s been a bit of a break in posting recently, what with a holiday and then playing catch up when I got back. I’ve been buried in homework at college and I’m spending all my weekends at the moment sewing calico samples and test muslins. It was a real luxury to fit in a… [Continue Reading]