I had such a fun night wearing this to dinner last week. This fabric just sparkles at night while still being a quasi ‘little black dress’, sponsored by Minerva Crafts.I did get asked ‘is that a coat or a dress’? Beryl fromNamed is a dress from their ‘Earth Science’ collection. This is a dress and … Continue reading Hello Beryl
This week Winter came to Sydney and my new teal coat using Minerva Crafts fabric is ready.I call this fabric friendly coating because if you're scared to make a coat, this fabric can be easily molded into shape as you sew.The weave is firm, open and soft. It looks like a knit fabric but it's … Continue reading A coat with colour
Making ponte pants can be a hit or miss exercise. Anita Ponte Pants pattern by Tessuti's is a quick sew and with the right 'body' dimensions and good quality fabric, these are perfect for winter.Making trousers or leggings will be frustrating if you don't know your shape. Investing time and help to know your shape … Continue reading Anita: great leggings
Here's my winterproofed story review. Kwik Sew jacket 3693 and Kwik Sew 3567 topAvocado hoodie After dark Avocado hoodie Simplicity 8887 70's/80's jacketThese pieces do a good job guarding me against the cold in the mornings (6 degrees C). McCalls 6404 navy tights McCalls 6404 plum tightsNow to move onto prettier things.
When the seasons change, I check Mum's clothes to see what I can do to give her 'options' for her lifestyle and less flexible hands. This time I've developed a beige collection with easy to wear skirts and I'll working on some light coloured knit tops for some new winter layers. I made her a fleece … Continue reading Mum’s updated collection
Trying to be photogenicWith DH away most of last week, I had time to play with this jacket. The days started to warm up last week so I freaked out and decided to finish this jacket asap. Today it's cold again so it was great to wear the jacket, after finishing the hand stitched hems … Continue reading Jacket #3 – M4596
This is a favourite pattern I've used for coats McCalls 8971.The pinky coat is fabric I purchased at Pitt Trading. The fabric is silk and the weave is fairly open so I made the seams wider to ensure it would unravel too quickly as I sewed it up. The pockets are in the side seams … Continue reading Keeping warm – McCalls 8971