Spring has arrived in Australia and it's time to switch the beanies for something new and fresh! As you may or may not know, I've been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma and I've been doing chemotherapy since July.
So I've been getting a few requests for sewing tutorials from people who are interested in learning how to sew their own clothes. So here's my crash course! I'm pretty much just learning to sew as I go, so I'm no expert. Everything here is summary of what I learnt in my Beginner's Dressmaking Class. [...]
Ta da! My hair isn't long anymore. I wasn't kidding when I said I'm still going to model my own clothing no matter how chemo makes me look. I finished sewing this and wrote this blog post before I started chemotherapy, so you'll see my pre-chemo look in the progress photos. Everything else is my [...]
Hey everyone! It's Steph again. So a fellow blogger, theoncehooked.com and I, bought tickets for the Wizard's Brunch. It's a Harry Potter themed brunch that I was really looking forward to. For it, I sewed a Gryffindor robe! Due to unforeseen circumstances, we're no longer able to attend. But I'd like to thank Andre Tabula for [...]
Initially, I was going to sew this using a simple nude-coloured fabric. But as I was looking around my local Spotlight Store, I happened upon a fabric which gave off a tribal kind of vibe. In my mind it worked perfectly for this pattern. A nude-coloured coat is pretty, but it’s something you can commonly [...]
My first ever sewing project was sewn by hand. This was before I owned a sewing machine, before I learnt how to read a commercial pattern, and years before I attended beginners dressmaking classes. If you don't count some compulsory textiles classes in Year 7, my first experience of really dedicating myself to a project [...]