Last week I decided to wear my purple/grey knit dress (McCall 8557) to work. I'd made the dress from fabric I bought in Melbourne in March and the weather was right - not too hot and definitely not freezing. I had the shoes to match. Because I wore the dress to work, I wore stockings.The … Continue reading Quick slip of desperation
Being short is always a design challenge. This season there are some great prints out there and I just love them when the fabric quality is also available. We (the girls) recently went on a fabric shopping trip to Melbourne and we had a jam-packed three and a half days of scouring the fabric stores … Continue reading McCalls 8557 – tunic to dress
I've finally had a chance to go back to the garments I made during the fabric stash competition. The patterns I've used were ones that I've made before so this was the best way to make the fabric into clothing during the eight week period.I adjusted this twist top by raising the neckline by 3 … Continue reading Fabric stash catch up items
This outfit now has its own kimono style belt. With a bit of research I've grabbed some fabric from the stash and created a waist. I've handsewn the facing so now you can see the v-neckline.
Every year, I try to make something that fits the Christmas party theme for my husband's work do. This year is the last year at his current workplace because he's moving on next March. The party is on Saturday night and it's always a big event.This year's theme is oriental and as much as I … Continue reading Project runway for Christmas – McCalls 9356 and Butterick 3386.
Some fold-over elastic, a bit of visoflex and extending a knit top pattern made this dress quick and easy to whip up this weekend. There were some ruching features that I would have added if the pattern was less prominent, but I'll do that next time.I tried this on without the fold-over elastic and the … Continue reading Whipped up easily