Category: My Designs

Designer Knock-off: Marmot Ginny Pants

My first real pants drafted from the sloper I made is based on the Marmot Ginny hiking pant. I love the back pocket. The shape of the pant is very similar to the pant sloper. The main thing I needed to draft was the patch pockets on the front and back. The front pocket is ...

The North Face Pseudio Biker and Denali Jacket Knock-offs

High on my sewing list this winter has been to knock-off a couple of North Face jackets. I've been planning to sew the Denali jacket using Kwik Sew 3813 ever since the pattern came out.  When searching for detailed pictures of the inside of the jacket, I came across photos of the Pseudio Moto jacket.  ...

Designer inspired polos (Kwiksew 3532)

It seams that the theme of the month is stripes!  I’ve been having a bit of fun creating ‘designer knock-off’ polo shirts.   Here are the finished shirts…     The inspiration I had bookmarked these two polo tops by Sportalm to knock-off.  Both are based on a colour-blocked polo shirt.   The fabrics This is ...

The hut boots are finished!!!!!!

Yay! I just finished the other hut boot. It's been a labour of love so I guess it makes a good Valentines day present. We had a run of days last week that were over 40C and he asked me about three time when I was going to make the other boot. So I think ...

Goretex Gloves and Gaiters: The next challenge

I think I probably did too good of a job on the hut boots.  He's been showing them around and now I have orders.  Even saying that they have to BYO goose down wasn't a deterrent.  Now DH has given a pair of 30 year old Goretex overmits and a manky pair of gaiters.  My ...

Hut boots: Final version

Tadahhh!  We have one left hut boot ready for Christmas.  He'll have to wait for the second as we've just started the first heatwave of the summer.  As much as I love him, I'm not willing to be stuffing goose down into the liners when its above 400C.    Here is a pic of the final ...

You want me to make what???

For the past year or so DH has been asking me to make a pair of bivvy boots for snow camping.  Wha? Probably best described as a sleeping bag for your feet - aka. hut boots.  The ones he wanted were goose down filled and cost about $150.  He tells me the insulation is 1-2" ...

If at first you don’t succeed …. try again

Recently I bought a lightweight sweater knit to make a summer pullover/cardi/beach cover-up type of thing.  As you can tell, I didn’t have a firm idea of what I’d like to make with it.  My first attempt didn’t really work, but I managed to salvage it into something I love. First Attempt The idea first ...

T-shirt Project: Mokume shibori

This project started off looking for a way to knock-off this Proenza Schouler t-shirt.  It is a tie-dyed t-shirt retailing around AU$400 on ShopStyle.  I just hope that most of the cost was involved in the labour to make the t-shirt, rather than the label. My initial thoughts on how to replicate the patterning was ...

T-shirt Project: Iron-on transfers

Follow my blog with Bloglovin This year I’d like to have a play with different surface art and embellishment techniques.  So each month, I’m challenging myself to make a t-shirt using a different technique.  To kick off my January project, I thought I’d start with an easy one – iron on transfers. The project for ...