This jacket had to be completed this week because I'll be making wedding gear for Mum.So it all started with these gloves. Then I road tested this jacket in wool and snake embossed leather.And now I have the matching pleather jacket for the gloves.There's a lot of topstitching because the pleather kept billowing out, which is … Continue reading Pleather jacket
This is the final lined trousers for winter. This is a weekend version and I bought this fabric from Pitt Trading to play with plaid. Luckily this fabric is over painted (distressed) so these trousers are more for weekend wear.I love the Jalie scarf collar top.The fabric is extremely stiff so I've cut more out … Continue reading Weekend version
This is my first knitted scarf using Elicia yarn and will go to my littlest niece for general wear or for dress ups.I did a knitting workshop earlier this year and the Summer Hill Sewing Emporium so that's it from me about knitting.
Industry day at the Simplicity warehouse is something I do look forward to each year. The speakers can be great most of the time and the special deals we get from Simplicity are something I love and this year was no exception. Patterns for $5 is the best deal we get locally. That's for Burda, New … Continue reading ASG industry day
So now I have a cotton navy trousers that are lined and will be better for general office wear. The fabric is from Pitt Trading and I've used sunsilky lining. Thanks to Sheila ctk for the hook and eye kits I've used on these trousers. I won these through a giveway she ran earlier this year. … Continue reading Lovin’ lined trousers – Burda 7746
Not much happens in our sleepy suburb except today the streets are blocked off to film the next Underbelly series. Thankfully the rain has eased off and it's a gorgeous winter day.The camera guy on the bottom left turned around and filmed my taking this shot, possibly to embarrass me. It didn't work.So here is a … Continue reading Not so quiet downunder
This really is a test jacket. Truely. When I test a pattern:- there's no real plan- I make my basic pattern adjustments (roll shoulder, sleeve and bodice length)- any notions come from my stashThroughout the process I constantly think "What if..."So really, I let go of any preconceived ideas and I make the garment out of sequence.What I … Continue reading Leather trim – McCalls 6292