…me made may week four & wrap…

It’s funny how quickly something becomes a habit. I got up yesterday, and slipped on a me-made hoodie, to wear with the me-made leggings I’d worn to bed. Once my chores were done and it was time to get going for the day and get dressed, I thought how nice it was to have a full run of my wardrobe […]

On sewing with vintage patterns::what I’ve learned

The pile of patterns from my mum were best categorised, for the most part, as “dear goodness the 90s weren’t good for anyone were they?”, but in between the wide-collar jumpsuits (adults) and smocked dresses (toddlers), I hit the jackpot. Based on the newspaper on which a pattern piece was traced on, the pattern dates from at least 1957. My […]

The Aussie WIP Wednesday

My big focus this week has been this dress – look how close it is! I’ve also added a few rows to my ripple, so it hasn’t been a bad week on the WIP front! It was a bit quieter on the linky last week – but since I’m finally getting around to starting feature posts, it makes my job […]

The Aussie WIP Wednesday

On the work table this week is a dress for Miss Butterfly to wear to a wedding next month. I’m using the Oliver + S Garden Party dress pattern, with a few small changes, and I have to say, I’m loving how it’s coming together. What are you making this week? ~~~ Have you been creating something this week? Link […]

tiny little baby steps

The cradle still stands in the corner of our bedroom. Unused for months, I have managed to strip it back to the bare mattress, sheets and blankets washed and then remade up on a cot that recently dropped from the newborn setting to the lower big baby no-you-can’t-stand-up-here level. The contents of the nappy bag are shifting, no longer stuffed […]

LWDvsAJ dress challenge update.

I was super excited about this dress. I loved the pattern, and I loved the fabrics. I am currently up to the point of first fitting, which looks a little like this: And guess what? Despite my best attempts at true measurements, and allowing for the stretch of the knit, I was beyond bummed to try it on, and find […]