New looks

Jennifer Lauren Handmade contacted me back in May to see if I wanted to review her latest pattern release, the Juniper Cardigan. The pattern was supplied to me in exchange for my review, all thoughts are my own. I wear a cardigan or jumper every day, I  appreciate having different styles and colours in my…

Moana Kielo Wrap Dress

This dress is one which really sums up my style. Smart casual featuring a lot of solid colour and playful prints. I was inspired by the Gorman dress below which featured in one of their recent collections. I love the play between the solid black and the naive printed fabric. I decided to use the Kielo dress…

Marilla Walker Roberts Collection Dungarees

I’ve wanted a dungaree dress for a while and thought this winter would be the perfect time to make one! I’ve purchased the Roberts collection pattern by Marilla Walker. The dungaree dress comes in a pack with a jumpsuit, a woven t-shirt and the overalls. When there was a popup fabric sale here in Wellington I purchased…

Sew House Seven Tea House Dress

Each month during 2017 my friend Kylie and I are working on a sewing project together. For this month’s pattern we chose The Sew House Seven Tea House Dress. It’s described as a flattering and easy to wear style which has a variety of options for different looks. I printed and put together the pattern…

Seamwork Catarina

This summer we have three weddings to attend, the first is coming up next week in Melbourne!  I can’t wait to catch up with family go fabric shopping, eat, drink and explore. Because I’m in town some of the Melbourne sewing ladies and I are getting together for dinner and drinks. I can’t wait to…

Named Inari dress

When I really love a pattern and have a gap in my closet I tend to and make up the pattern several times in a range of fabrics. The named Inari dress is no exception. With my first one I chose my favourite fabric as a wearable muslin (brave or stupid?). I hadn’t read any…

Kielo Wrap dress

I love making clothes that transition from work to weekend and between seasons. The Kielo wrap dress by Named is a wonderful pattern as it’s a great layering piece and looks effortlessly glamorous as well as being a fast easy project. Here’s the description by Named: Very simple maxi dress with an interesting shape Sleeveless design,…

Seamwork Adelaide Dress

My summer closet was seriously lacking in cute sleeveless dresses so I made this version of the Seamwork Adelaide as (hopefully!) wearable muslin. The fabric was a lovely cotton/ linen sourced from my stash. I had recently taken an amazing class at Made on Marion called “Mad Skills” which focused on finishing techniques. The class taught me…

Jungle January

My lovely friend Teresa aka ‘Girl from the Naki’ asked me if I would take part in Jungle January.  For those that aren’t aware Jungle January is when you hunt down some fabric lurking in the stash and create a garment that reminds you of the jungle. I did a quick search of the hashtag #junglejanuary in…