Zips are DANGEROUS!!! SEE??? However. I pushed on and on and have become quite accomplished at making spunky zippered pouches. Once I clear customs (I keep saying that!!), I want to play around with shapes etc.. Note use of text stitching to temporarily solve labeling issues… :) Today, I was making a ladies … More Zips
This might be my favourite comment ever: “…he has received them and loves them and wears them a lot. My mother was trying to convince him to save them for special occasions so he has something nice to wear, but he said pish posh to that. He said “They’re very well made. I am wearing … More beautiful feedback
That beautiful chocolate mouse coloured fabric I bought today is already my brand new skirt. I simply traced one of my favourite batik skirts, and sewed in an indigo/black dotty stretchy waist band, with hot pink zig-zag feature stitching all over. (ugh – such a dodgy pic, but you get the idea! :) It’s insanely … More New skirt
‘scuse the dodgy pics – lil bit too late in the day. Lil’s. Though I wasn’t sold on the fabric she chose, she adores the top. It definitely too short. I guess she is 7 now, so a size 5 pattern won’t do :) Maisie’s. She loved the spotted top I made the other day … More three new tops
I had SUCH a fantastic day. Music, solitude, pretty fabric and my mind. I kept thinking: “I’m back.” Look what I made!!! :) ladies hippy/festival/market apron skirt S-M. I can’t begin to express how much fun I had making this!! It kept growing and growing and I absolutely LOVE it! :) Little patchy skirt. I’m … More New today
Apparently Asha only wears pants these days. Black and white are her favourite colours. Well, I didn’t have any black & white fabric- at least, not enough for a pair of pants, and I wasn’t wanting to make pants yesterday anyway :p So I made her a top. Just a plain, simple sun top, with … More Asha’s birthday again
This is the pocket for one of them. I think it looks nice against the white broderie (which the pocket is lined with), but well…white and kids isn’t really practical, is it? I’d really like some tea-stained white linen, or maybe a nice chocolate linen, and put on a simple dress, or pair of pants. … More Skirts for Bec’s Lil
Oh god…I just almost lost ALL of my sewing pictures from the last 2+ years!! Hundreds and hundreds of photos!!!! I NEVER back up, so if I hadn’t found them, I’d be broken-hearted!! I had clumsily dropped them into my Wallpapers folder!!
Dolly’s ONLY dress, actually. I asked Maisie, “should we make Dolly a dress?”. Maisie hugged herself, “Brrr, dohd.” So a winter dress it was. With arm warmers. They were meant to be sleeves, but since I measured nothing, they ended up too tight :) bit of a weirdy photo of Maisie – hope she doesn’t … More Dolly’s new dress :)
“Listening to Copacabana, (“her name was Lola, she was a showgirl…” and then this skirt happened :)You know, sometimes the less thought that goes into a new design or garment, the better!!”
And it turned out like this: Or at least, that’s a bit of the pants. There’s a top to match. . I smell Milkwood.
♥ “Little Nanna” :) Size 2 3 4 Size 1 flares And now, making something from the top three fabrics in the photo below:
Monsoons & Mangoes relist And another… Interesting! :) I was only thinking today that I should accept “trade-ins” of my past stuff. not a bad idea… :)