I went to London to visit the Queen. The weather turned cold and wet but when Her Majesty joined us, the rain held back as did we. The people she spoke to were being recognised for the great charity work. I was a mere onlooker who was given the opportunity to be there on the … Continue reading Buckingham Palace
At home the time to shop locally is on a Saturday and that's what I did in Belgium. It's not every day I'm in Belgium so instead of doing lots of research with the sewing community, I decided to use my Yelp app and a 24 hour public transport pass using STIB-MIVB app to get … Continue reading Belgium fabric shops
It's difficult to knock back a fun challenge. Here's my maxi using New Look 6263 using a fabric that I found at one of the Brisbane High Tea events I went to a few years ago. Sewing friends are the best! This fabric is sheer so I wore a racer back slip that I made … Continue reading #maxiformothersday
The beauty of being a Minerva Crafts network blogger is creating a 3-month sewing plan. As you can tell, my sewing plan was all about bringing comfy teal clothes into my wardrobe. I’ve really enjoyed wearing Style Arc’s Brice jumpsuit so it made sense to try their Marie jacket pattern. Style Arc Marie jacket first … Continue reading Teal!
On That Sewing Blab in April, we focused on shirts - shirt making, tips, techniques and thrifting. I grabbed a remnant fabric from my stash and made New Look 6407, View A. It has lots of design lines you can adjust to fit you better. I did a forward shoulder adjustment and a sway back … Continue reading Shirt month
Last year I took part in promoting Wendy Ward's Beginners guide to sewing with knit fabric through Minerva Crafts. This book was given to me as part of the promotion. What I loved about this work was delving into Wendy's book as a learner and loved how organised and thorough her book and patterns are. … Continue reading Summer running tee
After working on a few Style Arc patterns, I'm used to their consistent information and instructions. I'm in Style Arc mode and I feel more confident in my sewing ability and decisions as I work through these patterns. Style Arc patterns are seen as difficult patterns but that's not true. The construction details are very … Continue reading Hey Elani