Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Finished - a Negroni that will blow your mind....

I wish that I could attach a little sound bite to this post. I feel it deserves a little electric guitar lick - just a few notes; it's that kind of garment.....

It's glamping and festival time at Chez Tragic, which can only mean one thing - a novelty shirt for the husband. Before Christmas I was perusing the internet looking for homoerotic cowboy fabric (as one does) when I happened upon Voodoo Rabbit, a fabric store based in Brisbane, specialising in rockabilly, vintage reproduction and Day of the Dead fabrics. My beloved was perusing over my shoulder, and an Alexander Henry design called Mindblowers caught his eye. This, my friends, is what happens when men go fabric shopping.....

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Finished - A fair proportion of Vogue 8901 in chambray, plus umbrella

It's the first frock of the year - and proof that I can still (pretty much) fit and make a woven bodice AND install an invisible zip. I was beginning to wonder amidst all my slacker 'repeat offender' and 'knits knits knits' sewing of 2014 whether I had it in me. Apologies for the creases. I'd been wearing this much of today and braved our mini monsoon to duck outside for some quick pics. 



Thursday, 1 January 2015

MMXIV - an epic post for an epic year.....

I do love me a wrap up, a retrospective, and generating some exceedingly unimportant statistics and pie-charts. I found my end-of-winter navel gazing post to be very helpful in identifying how to make better choices with my self-made wardrobe, and I am very much enjoying learning what has been successful and not-so-much in the worlds of other sewists' this year.

I love this hobby so much. There's no doubt in my mind that I have moved beyond mild obsession with fabrics and sewing - it is a truly entrenched way of life for me now. Here's a (fairly accurate) pie-chart of my current life: