Category Archives: travel

Philadelphia and African wax prints

If you’ve been reading my blog for a little while you know I have the greatest job in the world. I work with wine and I get to travel to science conferences in all sorts of interesting places. This year … Continue reading

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In London with Felicity

Warning. Another image heavy post with only a small amount of sewing content. PSA over. Still with me? Okay, lets start. Felicity and I continued to pack a lot in to our remaining 5 days away. World’s best tourists? Most … Continue reading

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Paris with Felicity

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my crazy cat coat. Now I need to tell you about Paris. We had a superb airbnb apartment in Le Marais district. The view from our studio window into the central courtyard … Continue reading

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Crazy Cat Lady Coat: BurdaStyle 12/2011 #114 and some more European travel

Isn’t it ridiculous? In a good way. Of course. The zip is functional and accentuates the design’s lovey boule shape. Flattering? No. Fun? Yes! Technical details Pattern: BurdaStyle 12/2011 #114 Size: 38-46, I made a 42. Fabric: Cotton canvas upholstery … Continue reading

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Brighton fabric shopping and other travelling stuff

I have the best job. I’m a wine scientist and I get to go to wine conferences all around the world. And usually in very nice places. Like Brighton, England. Brighton Pier, from the perspective of a merry-go-round horse Who … Continue reading

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The ‘Your time starts now’ skirt

As ridiculous as it is, I made a skirt to wear on the plane just 2 hours before I had to travel. Yes it does match my suitcase colour I know. It was just an elastic- waisted skirt with two … Continue reading

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Other NYC attractions. And Boston too

I know. What else would be as good as the Garment District? But there are some other places that are mildly interesting. Such as: Times Square Fabulous for people watching. And for reduced tickets to Broadway shows We had a … Continue reading

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Visiting New York’s Garment District

How has your July and August been? I have had a great winter. I escaped twice to the northern hemisphere. Two lots of almost two week blocks of summer. (I know. I am very lucky). You’ve already heard about the … Continue reading

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Venice

I repeat the warning on the last post! Lots of travel stuff, and only a teeny bit of sewing content in this post. And image heavy.. Okay, where was I? Ah yes. Going to Venice. The train trip there from … Continue reading

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Trentino

Let me tell you where I’ve been the last few weeks. Warning: If you are here for the sewing and cooking, time to click away! Trento This is a city of renaissance statues, lovely architecture, a castle or two and … Continue reading

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Fabric shopping, Venetian style

Why did I wait so long to go to Venice? Have you been? Isn’t it wonderful? I’ll post more travel stuff later. Right now I want to tell you about my fabric shopping. I didn’t find any apparel fabric shops … Continue reading

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Fabric shopping in Venice?

(image source) I have a long weekend coming up in Venice after a conference in Trentino. I know. It’s a tough gig. Fabric is the best souvenir, of course. Any advice for me?

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Fashion Icons in Adelaide

Masterpiece’s from the Collection of the Musée Des Arts Décoratifs, Paris at the Art Gallery of South Australia. You need to go! I was very lucky to be invited to the official opening on Friday night. A very elegant crowd … Continue reading

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The Yellow Dress: Marion Bay Sewist version

This dress was constructed at a beach house in Marion Bay, South Australia. The beach house had all the essentials: Burda magazines, fabric, sewing machine, a table, good light. Oh, and a fully equipped kitchen. The esky was just the … Continue reading

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More fabric shopping in San Francisco

Fabric shopping with fellow fabricaholics is the best. See my previous post if you need to be convinced. Fabric shopping at places recommended by the local fabricoholics is also pretty good. I was lucky enough to do both. Britex Fabrics … Continue reading

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