Tuesday, 26 April 2016
Actually technically this was the first dress of Autumn. But we had such a hot early Autumn that I'm calling it summer. We were due a visit to my parents place in Bendigo, which by some meteorological quirk is always 200 degrees hotter than Melbourne, and I decided that I simply must make myself a nice cool airy frock for the visit.
Thursday, 21 April 2016
I've got a new favourite neutral. I don't know what those Pantone folk would call it, but the Spotlight folk call it Henna. I'm in love with this weird terracotta-browny-pinky-rusty colour in various tones. Recently seen in button form on my chambray button-through skirt, and now in linen form. I can assure you it pairs marvellously with stripes (let's be honest here - to fit into my wardrobe it's compulsory!).
Wednesday, 6 April 2016
I'm so close to getting my summer garments all blogged up. Just squeezing into my summer list is my second version of the Named Clothing Inari dress, this time in a knit, and clearly sleeveless.
Monday, 4 April 2016
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Wednesday, 24 February 2016
The reality is that I really don't think sewing saves me an awful lot of money. I'm sure if one had iron-clad willpower and only bought WHAT ONE NEEDED PER PROJECT (I shout because of course the notion is for me ridiculous), instead of allowing oneself to
accumulate curate a marvellous fabric collection then things might be different. But when it comes to making a silk maxi frock, then it's a bit different. A super quick squizz at Shopstyle with 'silk maxi' brings up an endless array of pretties, starting at about $300 AUD and peaking at $16000! That is Sixteen Thousand Dollars my friends. Oh how that makes me laugh - see?!!
Thursday, 11 February 2016
Late last year the girls over at Bombazine did a great week-long round up of tank patterns for summer, including the Tessuti Ruby. I'd been eyeing off Ruby top, after seeing all those elegant shoulders (such as Helens, and Rachels) but feeling a bit tight post Christmas decided to try my hand at the free Salme Sonja dress pattern which has a similar high neckline and cutaway shoulders (but with darts and much more fitted). To cut a long story short it was a fail fail fail and didn't get past the calico stage. Time was short as I had a plan whirling around my head for Frocktails so Ruby it was.