Oh my. I should’ve made this dress at the start of summer! It’s only been a week or so since I made this Saltspring Dress from Sewaholic Patterns and I’m already wearing it as much as possible.
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
I’ve finally worked out how to use Polyvore. It’s a fun site, especially when you’re supposed to be working ;) While spending $2,000 on one clutch isn’t viable for this thrifty shopper, it’s still fun to dream and play with final looks.
Fortunately, these jackets are well within reach, being available as sewing patterns! Continue reading
After season one of Refashion Runway, I decided to hone my pattern drafting skills. Actually, hone would imply I already knew something, so it’s more like starting from the very beginning.
After devouring text books, drawing seven drafts and sewing three mock ups, I finally made my own tank top. Hooray!
It doesn’t look like much, I know, but bear with me.
I totally get that I could buy a top like this for about $10 somewhere. But that wasn’t actually the point. This was about learning new techniques, boosting confidence and ending up with the exact top I pictured in my mind. Have you ever taken the long way on purpose? It’s awesome! I highly recommend it.
Katie has some amazing sewing patterns in her online store. It’s so refreshing to see some well styled, on trend designs to choose from. McCalls could learn a thing or two from this talented woman!
To go into the draw to win yourself a shiny new sewing pattern, all you have to do to enter is pop on over to the Papercut Patterns website and then return back here to comment on this post, telling us which pattern you love the most. It’s that easy!
This is a worldwide giveaway, so it’s open internationally. Entries will close on Saturday, 7th Sept 2013 at 12 noon, NZ time. A winner will be randomly drawn afterwards and announced on this blog.
With home sewing on the rise once again, one Nelson designer is filling the need for on-trend and beautifully styled sewing patterns with her online store.
I took a break from refashioning this week and sewed up a new dress instead.Dress: self-made // Belt: thrifted $2 // Shoes: No1 Shoe Warehouse // Watch: Storm Continue reading
It’s week three over at Refashion Runway and I’m so excited that I’m still in! The theme this week is “copycat”, where the contestants have replicated a design found online. Pop over for some refashion inspiration and don’t forget to vote for your favourite!