Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Finished - the last dress of summer

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

Fly avoidance. Or Finished! Another pair of Maritime shorts

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

Finished - Birdie Knit Inari

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

From the ashes - Nani Iro partially self-drafted tank

Quite often Occasionally I'll make something and it's a bit of a flop. It might be poor fabric choice for the style, poor style for my shape or crappy sewing. Fortunately they are getting rarer but it kills me when it happens with a fabric I adore.  But I'm a stubborn mule and quite often I've been able to salvage some or all of a failed garment into something wearable. For this reason I never throw away leftovers of a beloved fabric unless they are tiny unusable scraps.