The Refashioners 2015

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Have you heard of The Refashioners 2015?  Portia of started up this fabulous series in 2011 to help inspire and promote the concept of refashioning amongst the online sewing community.  This year’s theme was refashioning a men’s button through shirt.  The line up has been EPIC with 20 incredibly talented bloggers sharing their refashions throughout August. Continue Reading

Belcarra Blouse

You know that feeling when you make something completely gorgeous and practical that you know you’re gonna get heaps of wear from?

The Belcarra Blouse has absolutely sent me to that happy place!

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After seeing Lauren Guthrie‘s version last year I found this gorgeous rayon for sale at Textile Traders and knew just what I’d make.  It only took me another 10 months or so to get around it!! Continue Reading

Jump Sallie! Jump! (suit)

A couple of months back I received an invite in the post for my brother-in-law’s 50th birthday celebration – 70s and 80s themed.  Clearly images of my furrowed eyebrows and thoughts of “what the hell am I going to wear?!?” travelled swiftly across a number of central Australian deserts and the Pacific because I swear THE NEXT DAY Heather Lou released her latest Closet Case Files pattern – the Sallie Jumpsuit and Maxi Dress.

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Freaking GENIUS Heather!! Continue Reading

Sewing Scout Raglan Sweaters

Have you seen the latest pattern release from Make It Perfect?  A few weeks back Toni emailed me out of the blue to ask if I’d be interested in testing her new pattern – the Scout Raglan Sweatshirt.   Well yes!  Always happy to help out a fellow Aussie plus I have two little boys in desperate need of some wardrobe filling so a super quick make like this was PERFECT! (ahem, pun intended)

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This is one of those pattern library/wardrobe staples that I’ll definitely be using over and over.   Continue Reading

EYMM Kymy Dolman top & Blog Tour

Dresses, skirts, pants are all fun to make but sometimes you know you just need a top to throw on with some jeans when you’re heading out for the school run, or down to the shops, or out for lunch?  One of those for me is a plain grey RTW dolman top and even though it really needs chucking out (like, it has HOLES for goodness sake!), I’ve been hanging onto it with plans to draft it first.

Two years on it still isn’t drafted so when I spotted the EYMM Kymy Dolman top I accepted defeat and figured the purchase of this pattern would be a much quicker and easier alternative.

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