Sewing

Sobi belt

Many years ago I made a belt that reminded me of an Obi, so I always called it my Obi belt. I didn’t really have a pattern, having done my usual copying from a high end store trick. I recently wore it with my short black and white Pattern Union Sumekko dress and my friends Hélène […]

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Designin’ December: Marimekko knockoff and brand new pattern

Blog update: My apologies if you’ve already read this, but somehow the post got deleted (I was fiddling with settings) and so I’ve had to republish. Last year for Designin’ December I copied a Dior outfit that I had seen at the Dior Exhibition in Melbourne, and this year I decided to copy another dress […]

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More Sumekko dresses

You may have caught my last post where I made a dress for Designin’ December, which has given rise to a new pattern created by my friend Sarah of Pattern Union, which I think is better than the original Marimekko one we copied because this one doesn’t have side seams. After I had made that […]

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Transforming a tee take two

As I mentioned in a previous post, Kate from fabrickated is currently running a sewalong to transform a regular old t- shirt into something a bit different using fabric manipulation techniques. I did my first transformation here, but felt I had at least one more in me, so set about finding an appropriate t-shirt. I […]

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La Maison Victor Jeff and Isaac

I recently bought the latest men’s edition of la Maison Victor magazine and Mark chose four patterns that he thought he would like. I began by making the Jeff trousers, as I was a bit inspired by Andrew’s tap pants. They are pretty straightforward, but have interesting design details. The front legs are divided into […]

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T-shirt transformation sewalong

Kate from fabricated is currently running a t-shirt transformation sewalong, which looked like a lot of fun, so I thought I’d join in. Kate’s inspiration was Olivier Saillard’s fashion show, where he  transformed cheap cotton t-shirts by  using techniques of twisting and draping, pleating and stitching. Now I am truly hopeless at refashions, finding that I […]

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Sewing, Travel

Playing tourist with my sister

If you follow me on Instagram you will know that I’ve got my sister from the UK visiting and we’ve done some touristy things which I thought would be worth mentioning for general interest or in case any readers might pay us a visit here in Perth. My sister has visited us Perth many times, […]

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