Simplicity 5513

I just love vintage sewing patterns – the unique styling, interesting seam lines, they are just so tactile with all the tissue paper etc. I learned to sew with my Mum’s old patterns, this pattern, however, was not one of my Mum’s, but one of my paternal Grandmother’s. I’m feeling really fortunate to have it, … [Read more…]

Halla Agnes

The Agnes Dress by Hallå Patterns is one of my favourite patterns, I have made quite a few of them (I blogged about my velvet one last year). Just in case you are not familiar with this particular pattern, here are the details: Pattern Company: Hallå Patterns Pattern Name: Agnes Swing Top and Dress Size … [Read more…]

Sew Long Summer Blog Tour 2018

Welcome to my stop on the Sew Long Summer 2018 Blog Tour. This blog tour is all about transitions – for those in the Northern Hemisphere Summer is about to end, while down her in Australia, we are just entering Spring and looking forward to a long, hot Summer. So I’ve started to think about … [Read more…]

Breaking Ground Blog Tour 2018

This is the second year that I’ve joined in on the Breaking Ground blog tour, hosted by Mahlica Designs. This year I jumped straight in and challenged myself with two different, yet complimentary new sewing experiences, and definitely breaking into new ground! So, today, I bring you all the details about my first ever fabric … [Read more…]

Rockabilly Dress

I have never made or worn a strapless, or halter neck dress before, so this dress was quite a new experience for me. I have found it to be quite liberating though, a bit of a personal achievement! I also tried out some new-to-me dress construction techniques when making this dress, so I’ve taken a … [Read more…]

Capes and Cardigans Sew Along – January 2018

I’ve made quite a few dresses using the basic v-neck bodice from “Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book” by Gretchen Hirsch. More recently I’ve been tweaking the pattern to correct a slight high-low thing that was happening … i.e. the waist line was sitting slightly higher at the front, causing the skirt to have a small but … [Read more…]