Follow my progress as I enter the unknown world of dressmaking!

Clemence goes to the beach

Here it is! The long awaited Clemence skirt. Why has it taken me so long to do this post I hear you ask?? A lack of camera tripod means I have to wait for the other half to take my pictures. So due to our weekend plans clashing and it being dark on an evening here, has meant a delay in pictures. A tripod is next on my wish list. Continue reading

Gather: In just a few simple steps

Want to know a really simple way  to gather your fabric? It really is easy peasy, and once you learn this, gathering will never be scary again. Continue reading

Airelle Blouse by Deer and Doe

My most recent make is the Airelle blouse by Deer and Doe. As I was wondering the fabric store I found the perfect colours for the blouse, however the material was a satin/silk blend. I had never sewn with such slippery fabric before but I decided to go for it and I’m so glad I did. Continue reading

The Sureau Dress

As it is turning quite Autumnal here in Auckland, I felt the need to make a thicker dress, the type you would wear with leggings and boots. The Sureau dress from Deer and Doe seemed like the perfect pattern.  Continue reading

Sewing on my travels!

On my travels over the past few years, I have stumbled upon a fair few sewing machines and lots of crafty goodness. I wanted to share with you, some of the sewing loveliness I have witnessed in different corners of the world. Continue reading

Lets talk fabric

To a newby sewer fabrics can be a little confusing. With so many fabric choices where do we begin when choosing a fabric for a garment. Well here is my way of making sense of it all. Continue reading

Reglisse Dress

This is the Reglisse dress by Deer and Doe. As soon as I saw the pattern, I knew it was just my style and that I had to attempt to make it. I was a little apprehensive as the pattern states that it is an intermediate pattern. Was I this advanced yet? I looked at the instructions and knew that I had practiced all of the various elements previously, i.e darts, elastic waistband, gathering, bias binding. However, could I put them all together to complete a dress??? Continue reading

Centered Zip Tutorial

Always fancied making a project with a zip but the zip terrifies you? Lets see if I can help.

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The Coco Pattern from Tilly and the buttons was the second indie pattern I had bought. This pattern got me super excited as it looked so simple and involved sewing a simple sleeve.

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Ultimate Shift Dress

The ‘Ultimate Shift Dress’ from Sew Over It was my first solo dressmaking challenge. I had to bite the bullet and start to learn dressmaking alone, arrrgggg! What if I ruin my lovely fabric? What if I’m no good? Of course I had the usual doubts but once the pattern had arrived, I had no choice but to go for it. Continue reading