It’s that time of the year again!, The annual Tessuti competition, and this year the competition theme is Colour in Thirds. The fabric is a Japanese polyester crepe de chine and comes in three colours.
Tessuti are running another sewing competition, the 2018 Skylines Sewing Competition! They have chosen a classic plaid fabric – Skylines. Composition is 63% cotton, 16% linen, 20% viscose and 1% elastane. It’s a great fabric, with enough body to be perfect for dresses, pants or anything really!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This is the final project for my Sewfestive3 DIY sewing challenge. It’s a super easy sequinned pencil skirt which you can whip up in under an hour. I’ve used sequinned fabric but you could use any fabric with a stretch. This skirt is so much fun and looks so glam! Perfect for New Years Eve […]
Welcome to the second week of my#sewfestive3 challenge. This weeks DIY project is a glamorous DIY Bolero Wrap. This super easy wrap will look striking in gold, silver or any type of fabric with a sparkle and is perfect for those xmas functions where you feel you need something to cover up your shoulders. I […]
Welcome to my DIY festive sewing challenge. As the festive season approaches, it’s time to sew up, dress up and have some fun. Who doesn’t like a good excuse to frock up? And, there’s no better reason than when celebrating with friends and family in the lead-up to Christmas. #sewfestive3 is a challenge I’ve created for […]
Summer has almost arrived, Yay! Time to start sewing pretty shorts and dresses. Well, maybe in the rest of Australia except Melbourne. It’s been unusually cold here this spring and the thought of wearing dresses and shorts is the furtherest thing from my mind. Luckily we’ve had one hot day and I got to wear […]