There are so many amazing clothes I see many sewists create using African wax prints. I bought a few pieces when I visited the LA fabric district a few years ago. Since then I’ve dabbled on a few projects to see how I can incorporate these prints into clothes for my size and shape. I … Continue reading Romero by Pauline Alice
On a quiet Sunday morning, Bobbin and Ink hosted a swap in Sydney. Laura of Bobbin and Ink is such a great host and on the day, it was really fun to see her pick up at least one pattern on the day.Susan from measuretwicecutonce handed me the fabric above and said, 'I saw this … Continue reading pleats on pleats
African wax prints are fun to work with especially if they're colours you love and prints you find interesting.I think this might be the last of the prints I bought this year, but then a new print might pop up in a couple of months time.I've used the Deer and Doe Belladone basic bodice and … Continue reading Which way is up?
This basic sheath dress (New Look 6000) has been so easy to repeat, hence a top using African wax fabric.Same pattern, different look with jeans.The ribbon at the bottom of this top balances the print size and I've used the v-neckline.This pattern really needs a holiday. Making the subtle style changes were easy. It's voting time so … Continue reading As a top
This embroidered print I bought a Selective Fine Fabrics in Brisbane recently is great using New Look 6000. OCD much (Lollipop and Blue poppies).No sleeves this time so this dress works for Summer parties. I used the embroidered selvage for the hem.The waist darts help me adjust this dress to fit as my waist changes. Underlining also … Continue reading For Summer
High square necklines are easy to do for a vintage look.I'll show you how.New Look 6000 has a wide round neckline. I've extended the shoulder seam in by 1.5cm and pinned the square on an angle so it covers my bra straps.I've used full lining in the animal print for this dress. What you see … Continue reading Vintage square neckline