This post has been a long time coming. Like, more-than-six-months coming. But hey, life happens in between blog posts so here it finally is. None other than the every-popular, comfortable, quick and easy Moneta by Colette Patterns. I starting seeing these awesome dresses all over the blogosphere months before I bought the pattern, and knew … Continue reading Moneta, I did one!
Since my Belcarra post, which my Dad kindly photographed for me (thanks, Dad!), I've not had access to a good camera. I've had to make do with my iPhone, which just doesn't quite cut it. I personally much, much prefer the sewing blogs that have nice photos to accompany them. I don't know, maybe it's … Continue reading Burda 7051, no. 2
A top; I made it! May I present my first wearable top since my Belcarra: Burda Young 7051. I actually made this way back in May to wear to my brother's 21st, and never photographed it, but here it is now. I've actually worn it quite a few times - it can be quite dressy … Continue reading Burda 7051, no. 1
I made a top, and it's actually wearable! Here it is (and what the hell, here's my face too): It seems the thing to do on sewing blogs is present your creation on your body, the way it actually looks in real life, rather than the garment lying flat on a table or hung up … Continue reading The Belcarra Blouse
I found an old pattern (Simplicity 9857, from 1996... I know) and some nice white rayon for my first attempt at a collared shirt. Urgh. Things I have learnt: How NOT to do collars; and No matter how much you want a retro shirt to not look retro because you're wearing it in 2014, it's … Continue reading First attempt at a shirt…
So I recently learnt how to make my own bias tape and realised how awesome that is because you seriously use bias tape on So Many Things. So I made some bias tape out of this pink stuff that has been lying around since I was a 5-year-old ballerina in a circle skirt, and then … Continue reading Rose themed soft wash cloth
So I was exploring the sewing blogosphere and came across this ridiculously cute little pouch made by MachineGunMama and basically just had to make one for myself. So cayoot! The tutorial I followed is right here - I modified it *just* a tiny bit so that I didn't have rough seams on the inside, but … Continue reading Super cute lined and zippered box pouch
What you need: Terry towelling Two complimentary cotton fabrics Interfacing Ric-rac A button Cotton, scissors and sewing pins A sewing machine What you do: Be inspired by the rad tutorials over here and here. I take no credit for the originality of these designs! I just thought they were super cute and totally doable. Roll … Continue reading Baby bib and face washer gift set