2016 · Butterick · costume · Dresses · dressmaker · evening · film · formal · hat · Mum · museum · outerwear · pants · Red · Retro · spring · tailored · vintage

The Dressmaker Costume Exhibit

Ok so not a garment this time but something sewing related nonetheless… My lovely little sewing group always has a December Christmas outing, some years we go to high tea or to lunch. This year we decided to visit the amazing exhibit at Ayers House Museum of The Dressmaker costumes. Mum and I went to… Continue reading The Dressmaker Costume Exhibit

2016 · costume · Dresses · Gifts · kids · McCalls · New

Let It Go! For the Festive Season

* This post has been sitting since last Christmas as I was waiting on a pic of my niece in the dress. But given how many people don’t like their kids being on the internet this lot will have to suffice!* I love sewing for other people – if they appreciate it! And no one… Continue reading Let It Go! For the Festive Season

2015 · Cambie · completed · Dresses · kitch · pockets · Retro · Sewaholic · vintage · Vogue

Tape Measures Cambie-Hack

This is one of the projects I finished during my “blog-goes-dark” months. As soon as I saw this fabric I just¬†HAD to have it. Full Price? Not a problem. Weird Heavy Drill Fabric? Don’t Care. Probably not the best colours on me? Still don’t care. IT. HAS. TAPE. MEASURES. Seriously!!! TAPE MEASURES!! I’m slowly learning… Continue reading Tape Measures Cambie-Hack

2015 · Business · Cake · Cherry · Custom · Follow · Gifts · Life · Mum · New Year · Red · separates · Skirts · StaceyMade Fashion · Thurlow · top · Tulle · Wardrobe Architect

Back to Blogging & 2015 Plans

Why hello there… Did you miss me? It turns out I had a somewhat unplanned but probably needed break from blogging over the Christmas and New Year period. A combination of returning illness, taking on a new (full time) job plus the general busy-ness of the Summer time all combined to knock me for 6… Continue reading Back to Blogging & 2015 Plans

Dresses · evening · formal · House Fabrics · Kwik Sew · lace · Mum · New Look · wedding dress

Wedding Dress

Today is our wedding anniversary – eight years together and three years since our wedding in 2011. *Warning: This is a picture heavy post (sorrynotsorry hehehe)* Photo courtesy of Daryl Lynch Photography Since I didn’t even really know what blogging was back then obviously I didn’t record the process of making my dress or any… Continue reading Wedding Dress

Batwing · Burda · Cake · completed · Dance · Ferriers Fashion Fabrics · knit · Red · separates · sleeves · top · UFOs

New TNT – The Burda Bat Wing Top returns

In the spirit of my bright new organised sewing room I have resolved to start finishing off some of my half done projects or UFOs (Un-Finished Objects). ¬†These two have been languishing half finished since July! It only took about 2 hours to finish them both off!! First on the list – something easy (we’ll… Continue reading New TNT – The Burda Bat Wing Top returns