Saturday, 30 August 2014

Chanel Inspired Workshop September 2014

Dear Readers

I have a lovely group of enthusiastic sewers attending my next weekend workshop. The dates are

Saturday 13 September and Sunday 14 September 2014.

Alternatively, I can offer classes on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 September,  should the weekend already be booked with other activities.

Please let me know if you're interested to join us; I'd love to hear from you!!

Phone: 07 3300 3470
Mobile: 0439 335 239


Thursday, 28 August 2014

Spring Fever, inspired by Burberry

Spring is just around the corner in Brisbane, Australia. I used an English Lace for this outfit made of 100% cotton and perfectly suitable for our summer weather. The lace came in white and I had it dyed to a mauve tone.

I chose a very simple style for the top without darts and a straight skirt. There is a fair bit of matching to be done because of the checks but the lace sews really well and I had no issues using the walking foot.

The lace is available in different designs at 
alla moda fabric collection 
Shop 5/Emporium 
1000 Ann Street
Brisbane QLD 4006

Please contact Kerrie and Jan for further information; they'd love to hear from you! Or simply send them a note on Facebook.

Wool suit in creme with braided "Brandenburgs" in navy

Yet again, I was inspired by another 1960's creation and set to work.

As always, Linton Tweeds provided the perfect Tweed for the creation. I used a pure wool that didn't require any matching!! Once I know in my mind how to tackle the "Brandenburgs" I was set to embark on this project.

The hand sewing was never ending and required the patience of a saint, so to say.

I matched the jacket with a very simple shift and wore the outfit to my daughters' graduation in July.