Saturday, November 7, 2009

Well whaddya know??

denim skirt recon

I got a picture to upload! Now how on earth do I get the text in front of it? Oh well, it's a start :)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Scuba girl Olivia dress

Just thought I'd better make an entry here. I'm afraid I'm one of 'those' bloggers. You know the ones I mean......the slack ones lol.

So here is a Farbenmix Olivia dress that I recently finished. I made it from some cotton/elastane knit that I call 'Scuba girl'. I don't really know what its called but I bought it from a lovely lady in the US and that's what she'd named it. I used some different colours for the hood, sleeves and pocket and I quite like it, I think it looks fun :)

close up scuba girl olivia

scuba girl olivia

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Well look at that.....!!

I have a follower! My very first one. Hi PunkysMumma :)

I love your artwork :)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

It's been a looooong while, but......

I did promise to show the rest of the Heritage sewing I'd done, so here goes. But since nobody actually reads this Blog I don't think it matters how long it's taken me to post the pictures lol.

The maroon dress was made from stash fabric and salvaged lace......


This blue dress is made from quilting fabric. It's really very pretty in person and I'm quite proud of it. The white apron is made from handkerchief linen.


Thanks to my childhood friend for the lovely modelling........

mop cap

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Heritage Costumes

I volunteered myself to make some heritage costumes and have been having a fabulous time digging out all the bits of lace that I have had stashed for years.


The first dress I made out of sheets - the blue floral I bought from the Salvos for $2, however after I cut it I realised it was so thin that i's almost see through, so I grabbed an old white poly cotton sheet out of my linen press to make a sewn in lining. I also added some hot pink ribbon to look like it was laced up (not quite authentic, I know, but it was fun!). The bonnet and apron are made from another sheet, but this one must have been fabulous quality fabric (it feels gorgeous) because it was soooo hard to get the pins into!!! Never again!!


sheet apron

There will be more to follow :)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Not quite what I imagined!

This has been sitting in my UFO pile for a few months now. It's a velour Henrika dress and I had decided to applique a fairy to the front but she looked nothing like what I had envisioned when I started out. Anyway I have come to the realisation that any sewing project is a learning experience, even those ones that don't go to plan, so I finished it off so it can be worn. At the very least it's very soft and snuggly, I never used to like velour - I thought it was nasty and kinda cheap looking but that was the synthetic stuff. Now that I've discovered how soft and beautiful cotton velour is I'm kinda wishing I could get away with wearing a velour dress myself. Hmmm, maybe not a good look but I could maybe get away with some soft cosy tracky daks!!

velour henrika

henrika applique

Sunday, April 12, 2009

What do you do with this?

This was one of those Op shop finds that you can't leave behind but have no idea what to do with :) There were actually 2 pieces of this fabric - they were curtains. But when I got home I found the lady had only put one in the bag......whatever happened to the other one?.......hmmmm. Anyway - I keep thinking I could make shorts out of the forest section but then what would I do with that huge whale? It seems a shame to throw him out. I could make a huge cushion, but I have a tiny house and a huge cushion would take up our whole floor! Maybe this one is destined for a swap.....or Ebay.......or maybe it'll just sit in my cupboard forever to be cleaned out by my great grandkids when they pop me in the nursing home LOL.

whale fabric

Monday, March 30, 2009

Le Bag

OK, so this is one of those sad little Blogs that never get any attention and I thought I'd better rectify that......since my current project is annoying me I'm going to go back and share some of the ones I've been very happy with.

This I have dubbed Le Bag because of the beautiful Paris fabrics from the Michael Miller range....I think it turned out quite well.

le bag - lower side view