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I think I'm about the millionth person to sew this dress. After Gertie's sew-a-long, I've seen so many fabulous versions of this on my social media feeds. This was actually the dress pattern I had been waiting for. Until this release, I hadn't seen a...


Happy hump day y'all! I'm writing about another pattern by Gertie for Butterick. I was just looking at her patterns online and realised I own the entire range, and I think I've managed to sew up about 70% of them. I think it's safe to say that makes me...


It's getting cold down under and the winter woolies from my wardrobe are starting to make an appearance. It's at this point I could quite easily hibernate for the next 3 months. How I ever lived in Scotland and survived two of their winters, I'll never...


Happy Friday y'all! I just saw thats it's been over two months since I have blogged. It reminds me how quickly this year has gone so far! I guess I've been a little busy with other things, mainly a new job in marketing, having made the leap from a career...


So the weekend rolls around again and this weekend I'm happy to have no plans. After a busy week at work my 'life admin' is pilng up, including lack of blogging. I also really need to sit down and nut out my itinerary for my upcoming Spain Scotland...


When you're on a roll with something you might as well keep going. Another blog post, another 60's outfit. When it comes to Autumn/Winter dressing I often turn to 60's style shifts in jewel and bold colours to get me through the working week. My favourite...


I have a confession to make. I'm a little bit obsessed with buying vintage sewing patterns. This in of itself shouldn't really be that bad if those sewing patterns turn into future outfits...but...to be honest I just like collecting them. I find it hard...


Where is this year going! Too busy sewing and not blogging....I do miss ye old blog. But now for something that isn't sewing...much. Earlier in the year I got an email from Chrissy from The Lindy Charm School about a mini photo shoot day they were running...


Well its the end of the working week and I have a big weekend coming up. One which will include very little sewing which is just the way I needed it to be after a mammoth few weeks getting stock sewn up and ready for last weekends Bobbin Baste market...


Last weekend I attended the annual 50's Fair at Rse Seidler House. I look forward to the fair everywhere as an opportunity to get dolled up in my best 50's get up and shop and mix with like minded indivduals. In Sydney this is one of the premiere vintage...


I made me a red dress using my red wool crepe I bought last year in Italy. I had been petting it for some time almost too scared to cut into it, but the time was nigh. I had bought it knowing I wanted to make a vintage style dress for work and having...


About a year ago one of my lovely friends gave me boxes of old patterns and fabric that her aunty no longer wanted. When my friend mentioned she was giving me the boxes I was pretty excited to find out what I would uncover. Its like a sewers Christmas...


Back to work this week and to say I’m not on struggle street would be a lie. I need to get back into the rhythm of going to bed early and getting up early when I want to do the exact opposite. I am trying to get my sewing time down to weekends only so...


Another vintage fair, the last big one of the year was on in late September at the Eveleigh train yards in Sydney. It’s the first time this vintage Fair has been held at this venue and I think it’s fabulous. The site was originally where train carriages...


How do you like them apples? Best. Movie quote. Ever. I always think of Good Will Hunting when I am wearing this dress. Strange association I know.
I was a bit unsure of this apple printed fabric when I picked it up at Spotlight but when it’s on the bargain...


If I’ve learnt anything this year in my sewing adventures is that I don’t like a deadline. I’ve entered about three sewing challenges and competitions this year and was making the dress until the last minute and quite frankly wasn’t enjoying the process...


Between watching the last season of Mad Men on television this year and spying Simplicity 1609 I have become a little hooked on 1960's fashion. I've always been a hard core fan of the 1950's dress and haven't really considered 1960's until I started my...


You know you’ve put on a bit of Winter weight when you put on one of your Summer dress’s and it’s looking a little tighter around the waist. Whoops! Anyone got a girdle I could borrow? It’s probably the kick in the pants I need to start getting back into...


A bright and sunny day last Sunday was spent at the 50’s Fair at Rose Seidler House in Wahroonga, a suburb in Sydney. The event is held every year for one day in August and it gives people the opportunity to dress up in their best 1950’s dress and immerse...


I'm sitting writing this in my newly sewn 1960's shift dress about to write up a story about a 1950's inspired dress. I sure do like to hop decades when it comes to my style! Next decade will probably be the 1970's as I have some vintage fabric from that...


It is currently the depths of Winter here so something summery to blog about was in order to brighten up the day. Oh Vintage Vogue be still my heart. Vintage Vogue patterns are the best vintage reproduction patterns out there. Well, in my mind. The beautiful...


Its that time of year again, Mad Men is nearly back on our screens. I freaking love Mad Men! Ever since it hit our screens I have been obsessed. If I said I only liked it for the story lines and that I never noticed what they wore, well I would be a total...


My 30th birthday was fast looming over the horizon and I wanted to make sure I put the effort in to celebrate. More time spent thinking about how to treat myself and celebrate, less time thinking that it is a farewell to my twenties!
I became aware of...


Oh how I do love a Vintage Fair. It’s about the only time of the year I can dress head to toe like I stepped out of the 1950’s without people thinking I am a bit strange. It is also a great opportunity to shop for beautiful vintage finds and learn a trick...