NYC in the snow and rain dress: 04/2010 #108

I still haven’t cut into my yellow roses fabric…. I am often but not always this indecisive – I do sometimes sew up other fabrics from my stash that are irreplaceable or have a back story. This fabric is the partner to the Paris street scenes fabric. Both were bought on a bit of aContinue reading “NYC in the snow and rain dress: 04/2010 #108”

Lodo dress times three

The Lodo dress from True Bias is my new favourite summer dress pattern. Three so far! So much to love about this pattern. It has a nicely shaped V neck, it’s loose through the waist, has excellent shoulder coverage, is designed for a stable knit, a woven fabric is used for the facings and (bonusContinue reading “Lodo dress times three”

Orange and blue top: #128burda02/2015

A colour blocked top in ponte is an idea that has been percolating in my head for a while. It all came together this winter because I made a simple pencil skirt in an orange and cobalt plaid and I had ponte in matching colours in my fabric stash. I love my stash! The projectContinue reading “Orange and blue top: #128burda02/2015”

Third time’s a charm? BurdaStyle 02/2014 #141

Not a very accurate title, as fourth time may be the charm. But whatevs I really like this pattern. Have wanted to make it for a long time. Finally it made it to the top of my to sew list. As I was drafting it, I realised how fabulous it would be as a simpleContinue reading “Third time’s a charm? BurdaStyle 02/2014 #141”

Bella Dress #2 and #3

I knew I couldn’t stop at just one. Such a satisfying pattern! Bella Dress #2 is  for me. I added an infinity scarf made from the leftover metrage, inspired by Lara from Thornberry. It’s a good way to get rid of scraps! #2 was made from a light weight ponte bought online some time agoContinue reading “Bella Dress #2 and #3”

Scuba knit vase dress

It’s done! So glad I took your advice and used this pattern. I love the shape. It will work with a thin merino top underneath and tights for cooler days, and on its own for warmer spring weather. Technical details Pattern: BurdaStyle 09/2012 #121 Size: 17-21 (petite equivalent of 34-42). I made a 21 withContinue reading “Scuba knit vase dress”

Hot pink ponte skirt

I’ve found a new-to-me fabric shop in Adelaide: Catwalk Fabrics. Other sewists have mentioned it but I have never managed to actually visit. Until now. Lisbeth Moritz is the proprietor and it’s a tiny space in the ‘Paris end’ of Coglin St, Brompton. Lisbeth has an eclectic collection of designer fabrics; like a pared backContinue reading “Hot pink ponte skirt”