Party frock: BurdaStyle 07/2011 #131

This last month has been a whirl of work-related dinners and award nights. All three of them. I know. In between making tops for Felicity, I live such an exciting life! For the most recent event, coincidentally organized by He Who Cooks, I ventured deep into my stash and selected this teal blue fabric. ItContinue reading “Party frock: BurdaStyle 07/2011 #131”

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 awaited in the forecourt for the formalities. There was even a street fashion photographer withContinue reading “Fashion Icons in Adelaide”

Paris, and the next project…

Just down ‘our’ street in the 6th arrondissement The last part of our silver wedding anniversary holiday was 5 days in an apartment in Paris. Reflections in a chocolatier’s window. They were also celebrating 25 years.. Our location made it easy to pick up some cheese and fruit from the local open air market (LaContinue reading “Paris, and the next project…”

Travelling stuff

This is a long meandering post about what I packed and wore whilst travelling for work to Europe in July, what sewing stuff I bought and some of the places I visited. Long and meandering. And somewhat self indulgent. You have been warned.   What clothes work well when you’re travelling? I’ve often wondered ifContinue reading “Travelling stuff”

Tissus parisien [fabric shopping in Paris]

Isabelle of Kitty Couture has a great guide to shopping for fabric in Paris on her blog. So does Charlotte of Chinese Frogs in Paris. I was lucky enough to have a day to get over jet lag in Paris recently and what better activity for jet lag busting than fabric stash building! As IsabelleContinue reading “Tissus parisien [fabric shopping in Paris]”