Once again I was thrilled with the response to my call out for testers for my new Gypsy Swing top pattern. I am so lucky to have regular testers to work with and testers who are very good at their craft.
Finally I made myself a pair of bathers! I have wanted to sew a swimsuit for so long and have bought various patterns and swimwear fabric for my stash over the past couple of years which I kept putting on the back burner as I just couldn’t make my mind up on bikini or full piece… Continue reading →
I am delighted to announce the release of the Gypsy Swing Top PDF sewing pattern. The inspiration for creating the Gypsy Swing Top came from observing so many ruffles around this season. There are literally ruffles everywhere and they are easier to sew than you might think. I wanted to create a simple sewing project that an advanced beginner could sew and one that also gives you a fashionable look.
Recently I was given a beautiful but oversized 80’s wool/cashmere two toned coat by a lady I instruct at my gym. She knows I am a sewer and thought that if I didn’t fancy the coat that I could use the fabric and transform it and refashion it into something else. A great challenge, how could I say no to such a lovely gesture? Continue reading →
Fashion Revolution Week is a campaign in April run by the Fashion Revolution movement which falls on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed 1138 people and injured many more on 24th April 2013. During this week, brands are asked the question #whomademyclothes and are encouraged to respond with the hashtag #imadeyourclothes to demonstrate greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in their supply chain. Continue reading →
The Venus Kimono – Oversize pattern has been designed to fall generously over the body to create a relaxed bohemian look. I have been asked a lot recently by sewers if the oversize version would also be a suitable plus size pattern. Yes! It is the perfect pattern for plus size sewers and is ideal for the size 18 -24 size range (Australian sizes).
After a long time in the pipeline, I am so excited to finally release the Daphne Day Dress PDF pattern. I started working on it last year but unfortunately my darling partner decided to scare us all silly with a health scare and was in hospital for a few weeks. Over this time, sewing and designing patterns was the last thing on my mind. It took a few months to get family life back to normal and things back on schedule, so releasing this pattern is kind of cathartic if that makes sense. I also named it after my late Nanny, Daphne. Like most women of her generation, she used to love wearing nail polish and makeup at all times and dressing her finest when out and about. This dress reminds me of her and the women of her time. Continue reading →