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
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!
This dress is made from fully recycled materials and was a major work project I completed for my textiles assignment last year. It was not a requirement that my garment was recycled, that is just what I decided to create. The idea first came to me when I read an article in The Canberra Times,… Read More Rice Bags