Top fail times three (or fourth time lucky)

This was the inspiration. And this is what was eventually made. Why did it take four attempts?? Well the skirt was the easy bit. I just had to find the fabric. Thanks, Mood Fabrics (and a work commitment that took me to the US!). The top was the tricky bit. First try was the topContinue reading “Top fail times three (or fourth time lucky)”

Crop top or Formal dress muslin #1

I hope you’re not sick of reading about my WIPs (works in progress). This time its Felicity’s Formal dress: BurdaStyle 12/2013 #130 Whilst going through my fabric stash for something else, Felicity spied this polyester woven and wanted to know why it couldn’t be used for her Formal dress. It’s certainly not the jacquard thatContinue reading “Crop top or Formal dress muslin #1”

Maggy London makes a Melbourne Cup worthy outfit

‘Specially when paired with the black pill box hat from the dress-up box. No, she is not going to a horse race. But it does make a photo shoot more fun to play around a bit with the idea… See the green peeping out from the peplum hem? More about that below Technical details Fabric:Continue reading “Maggy London makes a Melbourne Cup worthy outfit”

Lobster (and friends) dress

Elsa Schiaparelli, eat your heart out. We have scrimps, pineapples, bananas, cherries, strawberries, cocktails, olives and flowers as well as several lobsters on our dress. The old school hat, autographed by your school friends is an optional accessory. Technical details Pattern: BurdaStyle 06-2013 120 Size: 36-44, I made a 40 for Felicity. Fabric: Ikea curtainingContinue reading “Lobster (and friends) dress”

Acid sun dress

Whadayamean I have to have a photo taken for your blog? It’s too early and too bright out here. This is from the Brazilian pattern magazine, Manequim. The Curious Kiwi and Melissa from http://www.fehrtrade.com/ inspired (and enabled) me to get a subscription. I’ve had a full year subscription and let it lapse. Why? Garments often comeContinue reading “Acid sun dress”