I’ve just applied to enter the first ever “Refashion Runway” hosted by Beth at The Renegade Seamstress. It will be run in a manner similar to Project Runway and The Great Sewing Bee, where six chosen competitors will submit refashions each week. These will be judged by readers like you and one person will then be outed from the competition, culminating in the crowning of the first ever Refashion Runway champion. Continue reading
This refashion was more like a total rebuild. After thinking I could just alter the hem, I still wasn’t happy and I eventually unpicked all the seams and made a whole new skirt from the pieces.
It’s been raining here lately. A lot.
Fortunately, our house has remained flood free and Poppet loved watching the lightening flashes with us. Little Guy just tolerated it.
The torrents of water served to get me motivated though. After getting drenched through while doing groceries, I was inspired to attempt this jacket refashion. Again.
A very belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!
A Happy Easter too. Just getting in early ’cause obviously I’m terrible at this kind of thing. Hope you’ve all had incredible holidays though.
Life has taken over from blogging lately as we’ve been loving this amazing summer. Plenty of beach time, lots of family fun and enough house painting to last, well, 10 years.
Amidst it all, I managed to find a bit of time to update this little floral number. It wasn’t so little when I first got it but after a nip tuck it’s looking much more 2013. Continue reading
Burdastyle are a great source of patterns and inspiration. If you want to make something without buying a pattern for it, this is a good place to start. It’s also worth flicking through the “latest projects” at the bottom of the screen to see what others have done with the pattern too. Continue reading
Isn’t she just gorgeous?! I found her at a local market on the weekend for only $30 and she still works like a dream. I couldn’t leave her behind! Continue reading
I think I like bunting. Maybe even … REALLY like it. Continue reading
16 pairs of jeans and lots of fabric scraps = an heirloom quilt for Poppets first birthday! Continue reading
I was so excited last weekend to exit the house child free for an hour. Poor Hubby was less than impressed at being dragged out of bed at 9.30 am. There’s a part of me that feels bad about that, but it’s only a small part and could be considered more just a fleeting thought. Oh what I would give for a 9.30 am sleep in.
The list of things I would like to do with my spare hour is long. But until tele-transportation and time travel are invented (and well tested. I don’t want to be split between time zones, thank you very much. Go figure, I don’t have headspace to sew, but I can think about time travel? Sheesh), I can only do a select few things. This time I got to op-shop, hooray!
So I picked up a cute little $2 onesie (never been worn!) for Poppet, a teal top and a linen shirt, both for 50c each. Obviously I didn’t consider the background for the photo too well though. Let’s play spot the linen shirt! Oops. So, here’s the plan. The teal top is a potential pattern for another top I want to make and the linen shirt is destined to become a skirt.
I am just chomping at the bit to get sewing again. I’m really missing it! But am just so lacking in headspace and time. Someone with kids please tell me it’s possible to have 2 preschoolers AND a hobby?!
I also picked up this gorgeous cape a couple of months ago. $50 and secondhand, but I loved it too much to leave it behind. It’s made me start thinking about “long-term” fashion. Picking up items I love and can wear for years, rather than items just because they’re trendy and will be undesirable in the next couple of seasons. Pieces that reflect me. If you love what you wear, you’ll feel good whether everyone else is wearing it or not.