Sunday, 9 December 2012

The Bean Bag Mission

I've deviated from my garment sewing for a short moment to fulfil a personal request.  No, not by the cat but she wasn't slow in making herself comfortable in the finished product.

Friday, 30 November 2012

First Summer Dress in the Wardrobe

I've been up to a few things in November, but have just never found time to share.  So firstly I'd like to give you a look at my summer dress.  It doesn't look much just hanging on the hanger, but self-portraits aren't looking any better.  You will need to believe me, it looks way better on!

Sunday, 4 November 2012

My Minoru Jacket is ready to wear!

I recently completed my first Minoru Jacket (a pattern by Sewaholic).  If you have read by previous post on progress with my Minoru I wasn't that taken by the fabric BUT now my jacket is finished I am in love with it.  I can already tell that it will get lots of use over the spring and autumn months or that chilly summer evening.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Quick Tip: Magic Pen for Marking Notches

While I was cutting out and marking my next garment I thought I would share with you how I prefer to mark-up notches on my sewing projects.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Not an animal print 'Summer Dress'

Animal prints are all back in fashion now, just not for me!  The fabric for my next project is a bit of a mix between animal print and camouflage, not that I am a huge fan of either, but this print just popped out at me.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Progress with my Minoru

I am so happy with how my Minoru Jacket is coming along.  I've just finished attaching the lining to the outer jacket and just have the finishing bits and pieces to do now.

My Minoru Jacket - Sewist Stitch

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Matching Flower Girl dresses

I just couldn't resist getting these out from the wardrobe!  These are the two flower girls dresses I made for my wedding, one for my eldest daughter (who was just 1) and her cousin. 

Monday, 1 October 2012

My Minoru Jacket Begins

On Saturday I received my new Sewaholic patterns (all the way from Canada).  So excited, but unsure about which pattern I would sew up first, I decided the best way to make this decision was a trip to the fabric shop!  

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Introducing Me

My first sewing project was a skirt for my Barbie at the dining room table using my mother's sewing machine, trying not to interrupt her sewing me a new skirt!

The love of good clothes has always been in my blood, even from a very young age I was fussy about what clothes I wore and what fabric it was made from.  Many years later and not much has changed :-)

Quite possibly my biggest project was making my own wedding dress and two flower girl dresses - which are still hanging in my wardrobe.

I have three children which keep me on my toes and my own business specialising in business and event management.  This keeps me super busy so my sewing time is limited, usually to my annual holidays - and then I sew to relax.  My aim is to sew more often and share my love of sewing with others.

I want to inspire my kids to sew, just as my mother inspired me to sew as well as knit, cook, play sport and all the other fun things in life that brings personal satisfaction.

I am from Taranaki but in April 2011 my husband and kids uprooted our life and relocated to Wellington.  The move was a career move for my husband and an opportunity for me to expand my business, which is all going very well.   But what I have discovered is that Wellington has some great fabric shops! With such choice now at my finger tips, my question to myself is why would I not make more time to do the things I enjoy in life - sew!

So join me in my journey of discovery and inspiration with my sewing projects.


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