Yesterday I did a quick rework on this guipure lace dress.The added lace on the skirt part of this dress.Awkward poseThe based of the dress now has a layer of guipure - more rambling rose garden that works based on the flowers in this lace.For the purposes of the PR lace contest, valid entries must … Continue reading Quick guipure update
When is a blouse not a shirt? Uhm. I'm not too sure but I can say this shirt/blouse got me through PR's Sewing Bee for Round 1.Can you see the stress on my face? I avoid contests where possible.This fabric from White Tree Fabrics UK, was originally earmarked for a wrap blouse, until Round 1 was … Continue reading Shirt or blouse?
There's a lot of challenges and contests that sewers can join throughout the year. Right now I'm currently managing the Holiday Sewing Contest for Pattern Review (PR). PR offers contests all year around.Managing contests:This is my fifth contest managing role and I choose to manage different contests to support other sewers take part and this increases my knowledge … Continue reading Holiday sewing contest
It's big. It's very wide. It's a bit whiffy (on the nose). It's from the 80s. It's textured leather. It was $20. It's my first recycling project. It could have been owned by a tall, dark, handsome man with very little dress sense who hung out at discos. Mmm. I'll take it!When I unpicked this jacket, … Continue reading Recycle the 80s