I used dress J from the Sweet Dress Book to stashbust this lovely piece of silk chiffon brought back from South Africa as a gift from my friend S. This is a very simple pattern; well it was once I had sorted out how the sleeves worked :). I think that were I to make […]Read more
These white pants are Vogue 8859 – a Marcy Tilton design and so, so nice. I’ve teamed them here with my Dreams of Snails scarf top. And here with my tiny Scout tee and the back view. These pants fit really well because the top half of the back is cut off grain. They also go […]Read more
Dreams of snails?
I think this says “dreams of snails”? This fabric had me paralysed. It is a beautiful silk scarf that was a gift, I knew I wouldn’t wear it as a scarf, and I really didn’t want to waste it. It has a lovely snail design in quite vivid colours I washed it and it went […]Read more
I’ve had a few emails about my alphabet series (oh, ok, 2!) and the use of lovely words such as “xenium” and could I do a bit more of that please? Given that I don’t have a new theme and I’ve done the abecedarian thing (good huh? It means arranged in alphabetical order, but also […]Read more
Who’s the dummy?
I have been talking about getting a dressmaker’s dummy for a goodly while and Mark finally got me organised to buy the necessary bits to make a plaster of Paris mould of, er, me. This was an interesting activity, to say the least. I did some early research, but then Mark decided he would do […]Read more
Tiny Scout Tee
This top was from a tiny piece of fabric that I bought when I fell off the stashbusting wagon a couple of weeks ago. It is a lovely, soft silk and I had a choice of mixing it with something or making a simple, short top. I opted for the Scout Tee. There’s not a […]Read more
I’m back on the stashbusting wagon after falling off buying linen (as well as other fabric) for Mark’s shirt. I’ve had this kermit green linen in my stash for more than a year, and I decided to make a skirt with it. The problem is that I had such a small amount that I couldn’t […]Read more
January was supposed to be my stashbuster month with nothing new at all added to my collection, including fabric, patterns or notions. Well, 10 days in and I found myself, with a friend, in the vicinity of Potter’s Textiles. What’s a girl to do? Visit of course, with firm resolve! Hah! I fell off the […]Read more
When I was in Sydney Colette from Tessuti persuaded me to try the Laura cropped pants pattern. Not sure why I went along with it – I refuse to even try on cropped pants in shops, they so don’s suit me. Anyway, here they are in all their glory – my first “miss” of 2014. […]Read more
This is the Colette Sorbetto Tank with modifications. I had 50 – 60 cms of material (it wasn’t cut straight) that I bought from the Spotlight remnant bin (total cost $1 – score!). My initial plan was to make the Scout tee-shirt with a plain back, but I decided that the Sorbetto tank would be […]Read more