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!
I made this skirt from piece of fabric I found at Spotlight. It was sitting the bin full of rejected left over pieces of fabric. I was drawn to the 50% off sign hanging on the front, and in the end this scrap of fabric only cost me $1.50! I had originally intended to turn… Read More Retro Reject
I bought this blouse while op-shopping at a Salvos Store. I eyed it sitting on a $1 rack, and immediately fell in love with the cute embroidery on the front. There was no size on the tag, however luckily it was my size. I decided to take the sleeves off the blouse and hem the… Read More Blouse Re-size
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
My Dad recently cleaned out his wardrobe, and got rid of any clothes he no longer wore. I made sure to look through the mountain of clothing before they were thrown out. I found an old night shirt that my Grandmother had made, which had never been worn. The teddy bears were just too cute to resist, so I salvaged the shirt… Read More Up-cycled Nightshirt
I recently completed a pair of scalloped shorts. I am quite proud of them as it was the first time I attempted to sew a scalloped edge, and it worked out perfectly. I had seen many pairs of shorts just like these on pinterest, and very much wanted a pair of my own. When I went… Read More Scalloped Adventures
As I’m currently on holidays, my days have been filled with knitting, sewing and watching too much television. Sewing is something I love to do and will never get tired of. I find great satisfaction in making my own clothes, and I get a sense of self sufficiency. If all the clothing stores in the world disappeared, I… Read More Holidays