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 justĀ 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

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

Cloth Shop · completed · Diane Von Furstenburg · Dresses · knit · Melbourne · New Look · sleeves · stretch · wrap dress

Diane Von Furstenburg Inspired Wrap Dress

Happy Long (sewing) Weekend! Hope you all are enjoying this Monday off work – although the day has started off a bit grey and gloomy here, I’m hoping for a little sunshine later on! I had a whole variety of plans for this weekend until I ended up sick from Thursday to about Saturday. Ugh,… Continue reading Diane Von Furstenburg Inspired Wrap Dress

Cherry · Closet Case Files · completed · Dresses · knit · Red · StaceyMade Fashion · stretch

Cherry Bomb! A red hot Nettie Dress

Sewing for myself has been on the back burner for the past few weeks. With one thing and another I suddenly found myself with a pile of orders to fill for StaceyMade :-O which is no bad thing but did mean I wanted to knuckle down a bit and get stuck in. Fortunately one of… Continue reading Cherry Bomb! A red hot Nettie Dress