Vogue Patterns 8609 in Liberty Tana Lawn – Kate Ada

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I made this blouse awhile ago, and although I had blogged it back then, the post got deleted when I revamped my site last year. I want to include it here in My Sewn Wardrobe, so I’m writing it up again. Sorry if you’ve already seen this. It’ll be mostly pictures.   This blouse is […]

My new Husqvarna Viking Opal 670 + Brother 3034D Home Lock

my collection of Husqvarna Practica 5 6230 feet

A few weeks ago, Moshe and I had a very serious and important conversation. The outcome? It’s time. Time for a new sewing machine. And – surprise surprise – a new overlocker! Wait! That sounds like I have one already. No, but it’s something I’ve wanted my whole sewing life. Well, actually since I bought my very […]

The Craft Sessions, are you going?

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I booked myself in the minute registrations opened! I love crafty weekends away. I love the Yarra Valley. I love meeting up with talented fellow crafters. The Craft Session is the brain-child of Felicia Semple, a very talented knitter (username ‘FlickaFish’ on Pinterest and Ravely). I’ve given my preferences for workshops I’d like to do, […]

A beautiful gift from Teegs

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Look what rocked up in my mailbox this week… It’s no secret that I love Ink & Spindle.  Do you know it? It’s where Tegan Rose and Lara Cameron create the most beautiful screen-printed fabrics over in their studio in Kensington, Melbourne, and I’m a huge fan. I’ve made many a bag for myself including this […]

OK just one more book…

The Practical Guide To Patternmaking For Fashion Designers: Menswear

Well, I get restless! I’m waiting for my book(s) to arrive so I can learn everything I need to know to make Moshe’s coat, and I thought I’d mosey on down to Taylor’s blog and have a read. I can’t help it if he lays out a great case for the book he used to […]

A coat for Moshe – Burdastyle #6039

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I promised I’d post more about the coat and the lining etc, so here we go… First, let me show you the lining. It’s a beautiful Fendi that looks more chocolate-y in colour than grey, but somehow works really nicely with the Charcoal Intenso wool/cashmere that I can’t seem to stop stroking! By the way, if […]

The cutest YSG Wristlet I’ve made to date!

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Last month, I crossed off another long-outstanding project that I finally finished – a wristlet for my friend, Lyla. She gave me the fabric from her own stash – oh, and by the way, if you’re into appliqués, you should check out her shop. Do you like it? I did have a concern that the fabric would […]

The Good Wife and Super Easy Lap Blankets

Love the colours!

Now, I know what you’re probably thinking. What on earth do lap blankets have to do with a good wife? So let me start at the beginning. You may have noticed that I haven’t posted for about three months. As some of you may know, I’ve been busy with my new Stitch 56 website that […]

B&W Baby Chic

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OMGosh! I am so happy with how this little hat came out! So chic, don’t you think? Aliya has a little black party dress that I think this might look rather divine with. Hope so. I just love it! It’s the 3rd little reversible sun hat I’ve made using this pattern By MiekK, and I’m […]

Topping and Tailing

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My darling daughter recently bought metres of flannel in 4 colours, and asked if I could sew up around 48 cloth wipes for her so she could ditch the store-bought wet wipes. Of course, since I love both my daughter and my sewing machine, I agreed! I have to fess up though, it’s been a s-l-o-o-o-o-w […]