Friday, 31 July 2009

Denim Skirt

A while ago this pattern caught my eye. Pattern C is sort of 70's with it's pork chop pockets. It reminds me of skirt my Mum had when I was growing up. So, when I found this Ksubi denim, I knew exactly what I was going to make. Now it claims to be a one hour skirt, but it took a little longer than that, but that doesn't matter, I really love the way it turned out. Lots.

My 10 year model was doing his best facial poses, but I was only interested in showing the skirt! I nervously chose the contrasting topstitch cotton. Working with such a strong contrast on clothing can be tricky to imagine, but I really like the way it has turned out.

Thursday, 23 July 2009


Back and rejuvenated.

It's been a while, o.k. a long while since I last blogged. But my batteries are charged after a week down the south coast of NSW, enjoying simple things. Simple things like farm fresh oranges, driftwood, sweet babes and a little stitching.

It's been a fairly long hiatus and lots has happened between posts. We've moved from Perth back to Sydney and endured the trauma of doing such a move with school age children. We all loved living in Perth, so to leave was difficult for each of us. But we are two terms down the track and slowly but surely each of us gets a little more settled with our new surroundings and our fondness of Perth and our fabulous experience there, is firmly entrenched into our warm memory banks.

We are back and close to our family once again, and that is the biggest draw card. Getting together with cousins is full of mischief - it's so good to see them on a weekly basis.
I'm still sewing away over here and will show you what I've been up to over time and fill you in on our new chapter in Sydney and what's to come in the months to follow.