Product Review: Dutch Label Shop

Recently the lovely Abby from Dutch Label Shop contacted me offering free labels in exchange for feedback. They are also offering you a 15% discount on custom label orders so keep reading to find out more! The company was set up by¬†friends Arjan and Hielke who aim to help designers, individuals and small companies solidify…

Cultivating the ultimate wardrobe

I like to think of us sewists as magicians. We take fabric and a pattern which transforms into a garment. We aren’t limited by what’s in a clothing store. As our choices are unlimited I sometimes find it difficult to put together the right pattern, fabric and style. I met Nina from Style Gorgeous at…

My Sewing Story

I was very lucky to grow up in a family that nurtured creativity. My sisters and I were bought up wearing clothes that my mum and grandmother made for us. I’ve sewed sporadically since I was a child. I didn’t own my own machine until my 20’s when I inherited my grandmother’s old Elna after…

Starting fresh

When we moved from Auckland to Wellington I was excited to rekindle my love of sewing. I’ve been procrastinating about creating a blog for a while (a year and a half in fact)! But now that we’ve moved into our new house with internet that works properly it seems like perfect timing! Thank you for…