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Tag Archive: Sewing

Sew City – Sew Country! Project 1: Pinterest Challenge

Let me introduce you to the first edition of a new monthly project I am undertaking with my lovely friend Stacey from The Little Taylor. A little while ago Stace was telling me about Sew Weekly, where the authors and anyone who wants to join in make a garment each week according to their chosen theme. We both loved this idea, but for Stacey, working and having her own projects meant that a project a week was a little too much and for me, well, I ended up making only 4 garments last year thanks to an incredibly crappy health run, so we settled on one project a month. Stacey and I have worked together for photo shoots, catwalk shows and market stalls for a number of years now but the distance between our living locations can make it difficult: I am in the heart of Melbourne and she is in the country town Shepparton, 190km away. And thus Sew City - Sew Country was born! I hope you join us for the ride!

Beccie from Sew Retro Rose

June's fabulous interviewee is Beccie Leathley; vintage enthusiast, sewer and blogger over at Sew Retro Rose. Beccie blogs engagingly about making beautiful clothing from vintage patterns and has a loyal group of followers who eagerly participate in sew-alongs. They also love to check out (well for me it's more like drool over, don't know about you!) her latest projects which she posts updates about on her Facebook page.

How to make a felt mobile – part 2

I had a mobile as a child and I still remember it well - I have it packed away somewhere for possible future use. It didn't consist of brightly coloured animals and plants, oh no, it featured flying clowns. Disturbing flying clowns in beautiful, brightly coloured clown suits with cute little felt hats on wooden heads that occasionally popped off their pipe cleaner necks while they were spinning around. Because that's not creepy at all...

Ten tips to creating pinup perfect skirts

I have been visiting the world of skirts a lot since I posted about making my Graceful in the Garden skirt and there’s a good reason for this; skirts are awesome! There are so many types of skirts to choose from that were popular in the 1940s and 50s if you are looking to add a bit of vintage flair to your wardrobe