Katie at Papercut Patterns has released a new range of sewing patterns titled “Constellation”.
Guys, it’s truly jaw-dropping. When I saw the designs, I actually held my breath and then gasped in delight as I browsed each one. Katie is seriously talented. Continue reading
My sister’s flatmate has just had a wardrobe purge. After the other flatmates sifted through the discards for themselves, my sister scooped up the leftovers and sent them my way. Yippee!
Among the treasures was this batwing top. The fabric colour with the textured stripes is gorgeous! Love that. The style? It’s blah. Don’t love that. I felt shapeless and swamped. Continue reading
There are some amazingly talented and creative people out there. But when you throw a bit of entrepreneurialism in the mix, you’ve got a potential powerhouse.
I always get excited talking with these creative/entrepreneurial types. They inspire me. Motivate me. They are doers and not just dreamers.
Hazed magazine is all about profiling and supporting New Zealanders just like this. Until now, this has been an online magazine, but I’m so excited to announce that the first ever print issue is here!
Hazel from Hazel Loves Design is the editor and driving force behind this great mag. She also fits into that creative and entrepreneurial spot perfectly. My mind boggles when I think of all she does while juggling paid employment and being a mum. Um, legendary! Plus she’s down to earth and really lovely to boot.
I believe both the magazine and the editor, Hazel, are destined for great things and I’m so honoured to be among the incredible team of contributors. I can’t wait to see Hazed adorning the shelves in bookstores, but while suppliers are being established, you can also find the mag in the Hazel Loves Design online emporium for NZ$9.95.
Second hand patterns are a cheap way to add to your sewing pattern arsenal. I’ll often dig through for a sleeve design that I like or a certain silhouette. I got lucky with this pattern though and loved the whole look! Continue reading
Don’t you just love a good mail day?
Home Sewn Style bookazine has just been released in the UK and Offsquare is among the pages. Continue reading
Ripple blankets are wonderfully addictive to make! I can see that I’m going to end up with a ridiculous amount of these. I’m onto my second already.
The pattern is from Meet Me At Mike’s and the tutorial is perfect us crochet rookies. Admittedly, I had to restart each blanket about three times each. Obviously I’d miscounted somewhere but it didn’t show until I finished the second row. So just know, unravelling and starting again a few times is okay. Or at least, that’s what I’ve come to expect. It’s worth it for a good foundation though, so try not to shortcut that part.
Once you get past those two first rows, you’ll be away laughing. It’s all sweet repetition for your fingers while you watch TV, procrastinate the jobs you’re avoiding or while you chillax after a stressful day.
In-seam pockets are sewn right into the side seams of a dress or skirt and are practically invisible when done well.
There’s nothing like a handy pocket on your favourite dress and these are seriously some of the easiest pockets to make. Great to add in when you’re refashioning too. You don’t even have to use matching fabric. Just as long as your fabric choice is lightweight (to avoid adding bulk) and complimenting in colours (in case it peeks out a little). Continue reading