February is when Sydney swelters, so a sassy dress using Eliza M's Wanda dress and some silky snake print from Minerva Crafts UK sounded sumptuous.Then I read the magic word - Tencel. Love the feel and quality of this viscose. Grey is also great for pairing with black or white or a contrasting colour. Or anything … Continue reading Snake sass
Or in my case run, jump, stretch, sweat, breathe, dodge mozzies, twist and hopefully not fall while running up stairs. Some morning workouts are far easier than others although I can't think when this is ever the case.I've used Fehr Trade XYT top and Steeplechase leggings with a few fabric stash pieces (#junglejanuary) and bit … Continue reading See spot run
Jungle January is here so Simplicity Cynthia Rowley 1607 rose to the top of my stash with a large animal print fabric. Funny how that happens.You'll see how the line drawing has lots of interest in it. While I'd love to wear a full skirt, I decided to extend the skirt yoke to create a straight … Continue reading Cynthia Rowley #junglejanuary
In the 70's View A was short jumpsuit. Now it's called a 'playsuit', 'romper' or 'onesie' for the kiddies. PS. The People's choice Macquarie Dictionary Word of the year in 2013 is onesie.I've made the View A with an Australian natives twist using this white on black cotton print from my local fabric haunt MyHung. … Continue reading Playsuit – McCalls 6362
What you're looking at is a lovely thank you card and 12 turtle buttons heading towards a jungle pen necklace. They're a thoughtful gift from the Jungle Queen herself - the lovely Anne from Pretty Grievances. She put out the Jungle call and many joined in. Everyone who did looked fabulous and Anne encouraged us to use our ideas … Continue reading Thanks Anne!
Thanks Pretty Grievances for hosting Jungle January.My safari suit is now at the cleaners and I will move onto using lace fabrics. Is anyone hosting a month of lace sewing? Although I've just cut out a new Minoru using PUL fabric because we've had the wildest summer safari weather.And I now have a jungle wrap. No changes to this wrap pattern … Continue reading Jungle wrap up – Simplicity 2603
An Out of Africa dress if every there was one. So why not make a version for Jungle January? I'm sure this fabric was a Spotlight special and as has good two-way stretch makes it sit quiet nicely so I can lounge around sipping ice tea in the 40C heat we've been having. Very tropical indeed.The … Continue reading Meryl Streep – Burda 7828