Category: Wardrobe Planing

Sewing in 2018: 3rd Quarter Wrap-up

Yikes! Where has the year gone! Spring is in the air and the birds have been very active in garden. It's exciting to see new species, such as an Eastern Yellow Robin who shadowed me when I was weeding the other day. Had a hard time resisting jumping up and down with excitement in case ...

Sewing in 2018: 2nd Qtr wrap up

Half the year has gone and winter has finally arrived. There is a thin green tinge of new grass which really lifts the spirits and we've had our first ski of the season. Yay!!!   But also begs the question, what did I achieve in Autumn? I thought I'd take a quick look at my sewing ...

SWAP 2018: Finished

Most years I participate in a some form of wardrobe sew-along. Initially it was PR contests but more recently SWAP (sewing with a plan) on Artisans' Square. Here is this year's new wardrobe.   The rules for the SWAP this year were fairly broad based - 'you are the designer'. A limited colour palette of ...

Sewing in 2018: 1st Qtr progress

Wow, doesn't time fly. The 1st of April and a quarter of the year already gone.  I thought I'd take a quick look at my sewing goals for the year and see how I'm tracking. 1. Reduce my fabric stash This is going fairly well.  Excluding interfacing and pocket linings,  I've almost used 50m. Mainly ...

Sewing in 2018

Happy new year.  Hope its a good one! I must also confess that I'm not the best at sticking to my sewing plans. So many aspects of my day are the 'have to do' and my sewing is my 'want to do'.  But there are a few things I'd 'like-to-do' in 2018. 1. Reduce my ...

SWAP 2018 planning

I've been looking forward to start of SG's 2018 SWAP next week. I am a fair way into the planning phase with two possible wardrobe plans. I dived into my stash and surfaced with a colour scheme of whites, pinks and greys. The colours of a Galah - and hence the working title of "What ...

Sewing Inspiration: Winter 2017

I've been chasing my tail trying to decide on what to sew next. The main things I need are active-wear and everyday clothes that I won't mind getting dirty. So many ideas, but where to start? Sound all too familiar? So I thought I'd make a mood board of my wish list. While I was ...

Summer wardrobe planning

To put my fashion flats drawings to the test, I've been using them to plan my summer sewing.  Two possible wardrobes are emerging with the colour scheme coming from the choice of swimsuit fabric.  One is a colourful ink-blotch print and the other is a striking digital print. After doing the tech drawings, I've scanned ...

Craftsy Class Review: Drawing fashion flats

Follow my blog with Bloglovin One of my New Year's resolutions is to watch and make use of the Craftsy classes I've accumulated.  I've also stuffed my ankle so I'm looking for more sedentary things to do at the moment (twiddling my thumbs for 3-4 months is going to test my patience). Anyway, the first ...

2016, the year in stitches

It is hard to believe that the year is almost over.  Time to have a quick look back at my original goals for the year and see how the year went. I'd have to say that my 3 favourite things that I made this year was the swimsuit (Merckwaerdigh BAD24), the knit biker jacket (My ...