2013 really has been an extraordinary year. I have been privileged to have so many amazing opportunities presented to me. It has been one of the busiest and most stressful years of my life, but also the most rewarding. The tough times have been outweighed by the most glorious of moments. It has been a… Read More Two Thousand and Thirteen
I have recently been considering alternative options for the storage and transportation of my still relatively new DSLR camera. After travelling to India with my camera in a traditional black camera bag, I was tired of having to carry and keep track of two separate bags everywhere I went. Previously, I carried my camera, an… Read More A Solution
I finished this blouse on Christmas Eve, all ready to wear on Christmas Day. I had actually cut out the fabric around 6 months ago, but this week I finally got around to actually sewing the top. I have always admired the classic style of a crisp Peter Pan collar, so it was time I… Read More Peter Pan
This month, I was invited to a 1920s style, Great Gatsby themed birthday party, I then lept at the opportunity to begin sewing my own dress based on the era. My first mission was to source some shiny, glitzy, over the top fabric, which would be suited to the Great Gatsby theme. I ended up… Read More Great Gatsby
My Year 10 Formal was a great success. The evening was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our high school years with all my peers. I’ve previously written about my preparations for the Formal and fortunately, I finished my Formal dress 3 weeks before the big event. The dress turned out even better than I could… Read More School Formal Wrap Up / India Awaits
Throughout the whole month of August I have been incredibly busy. I would like to take this opportunity to look back on what has been a very big month. To begin with, I have enrolled in a German language class which I have been enjoying attending every week. The class is conducted in a mixture… Read More A Big Month
Sewing is my passion. In short, I do it because I love it. Making things with my own bare hands is special. I feel more attached to clothing I have made, my handmade clothes are a form of expression and a snapshot into my life at the time they were made. As a result I… Read More Why I Sew
I am currently in the slow process of sewing my own formal dress, which so far has been a positive experience. The bodice is now almost complete. It is still in two separate front and back pieces, ready to be joined together. I am extraordinarily happy with my colour choices, and can’t help thinking how beautiful it already is,… Read More Formal Update
It is time to venture into the uncharted waters of the high school tradition that is the ‘School Formal’. In Canberra, two Formals normally take place throughout one’s school years. One in year 10, at the end of high school, and the second in year 12, at the end of college. This is my first Formal… Read More Ready, Set, Sew!
On the the 22-24th of February each year the Royal Canberra Show takes place. I have never been too enthusiastic about all this show business, with the noisy atmosphere, smelly animals and the expensive entrance fee. I have only ever attended once before, and didn’t feel very inspired to go again the following year. However… Read More Showtime!