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Millionaire Hotseat and the Lani Tunic

My Mother in Law was on an episode of Millionaire Hot Seat with Eddie McGuire in October which was very exciting, even though she didn’t win anything I took up the opportunity to make her a tunic to wear on the TV.I don’t mean to toot my own horn but I was super excited that some fabric I sell was going to be on the television in a garment that I had hand made for my mother in law!!

Deni Ute Muster and the Fabric Bomb Ute

It was in April when I started making yoyos, it was relaxing and thought I would definitely be able to make enough by the time the Deni Ute Muster rolled around. I think I had made around 800 yoyos before I got the ute measurements in August and realized I needed well over 2000.

Sofilantjes Down Under Blog Tour

When I was asked to join this blog tour I was more than willing to test out some of the Sofilantjes patterns, I was unfamiliar with Sofilantjes patterns but once I headed over to their website and saw the options I was more than impressed.

Building Sewing Confidence with Darling Ranges & AGF Denim

I had put making this dress off for about a month knowing damn well that all I had to do is dive in and everything would be alright. I hadn’t done button holes or a placket for over 5 years, so procrastination was winning with a fear of stuffing it up on this awesome denim. I knew I would be stealing a bit of this fabric when I ordered it for the shop because I loved it so much!

Sewing Sylvie & The Dressmakers Do

So I finally got the guts to buy a ticket to the Dressmakers Do, a function where like minded dressmakers and seamstresses get together for some good food and drinks and talk passionately about all things sewing in “me made” outfits.

Thread Faction SS2016 Blog Tour

I was approached by Liz from Thread Faction a couple of months ago to sponsor her Thread Faction SS16 Blog Tour / Pattern Release. I agreed with Liz that I thought her patterns would like great in the knits I offer so was happy to offer FREE SHIPPING using the code THREADFACTION for the duration of the tour! If you check out her blog she has some great prizes and discounts on offer so make sure you’re in it to win it. Click on the link to enter: Thread Faction discount codes, prizes & giveaways

Sewing For Friends: Sew Over It Ultimate Wrap Dress

My lovely friend is having a baby later this year and she was having trouble finding maternity dresses that she liked, so I put my hand up to make her a dress one night after a couple of wines and was feeling quite generous. She’s not a huge print fabric fan so this knit fabric was a great pick by her as it’s not too out there.

The Bondi Top: Simple and a little bit speacial all at the same time!

This top is awesome and packed full of details that make it just that little bit more special. Back yoke, back pleat and curved hem which is slightly longer at the back. The pattern calls for voiles, lawn, rayon or any other lightweight fabrics and is a great way to show off some print on print action if your game but would look equally as good in a colour block version.

Is There Fabric Shopping In Langkawi?Course There Is!

I was lucky enough to have our first kid free trip to Langkawi, Malaysia. As soon as we booked our flights and accommodation I was keen to start researching whether or not there was a decent Batik Fabric store in... Continue Reading →

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