My life has been turned upside down!

Fabrics purchased in Bali

Sorry I have neglected you and my blog lately but my life as I know it has totally been turned upside down.  Actually it’s not just my life but my hubby’s too. I’ve known for a couple of months that job cuts were coming to the training department at the mining company where I work [...]

Maxi Dress Self Drafted Pattern is a Winner

Plus Size Maxi Dress No 2

Make a Garment a Month – My December Challenge I decided I’d join in on the Make a Garment a Month Challenge for a little extra fun.  For December I challenged myself to… Draft a Maxi Dress pattern from a RTW Garment The RTW (Ready to Wear) I based my pattern from is just a [...]

Vogue 8793 the Ultimate Hourglass T-Shirt using colour blocking

Vogue 8793 Ultimate Hourglass T-Shirt Side View

Second T-Shirt using Vogue 8793 After sewing my first Ultimate T-Shirt using Vogue 8793 and getting such a great fit and a super comfortable t-shirt I thought I’d use the same pattern to give colour blocking a try. Here’s what I came up with… the idea in my mind was to create the illusion of an hourglass How did [...]

Learn how to draft your own patterns

Craftsy Pattern Making Class Bundle

How exciting!  There’s 2 new online pattern drafting classes available You can now learn how to draft your own patterns with Craftsy Craftsy have added two new classes on pattern drafting and I’ve enrolled and watched both and I can honestly say they’re both excellent pattern drafting classes.  Well, lets face it Craftsy  really know how to [...]

Plus Size Pattern Pyramid Winner Annoucement

Plus Size Pattern Pyramid Logo

Congratulation to Gaye all the way over in Thailand you are the lucky winner of the Plus Size Pattern Pyramid. I’ll send you an email via the email you used in your entry so as you can let me know your postal address and I can send you your patterns    

Vogue 8793 the Ultimate T-Shirt

Ultimate T-Shirt

Now I know why they call Vogue 8793 the Ultimate T-Shirt I’ve been at it again and doing a little more fun sewing for me when I should have actually been working on my assignment… ah well there’s always tomorrow. So here’s what I’ve been getting up to… A couple of months ago I signed [...]

Plus Size Pattern Pyramid Entries Now Open

Plus Size Pattern Pyramid Logo

The Plus Size Pattern Pyramid is now open to entries. Get in quick as entries close 1st December and you just never know you could be the next lucky winner! This is the second Plus Size Pattern Pyramid I won thanks to Funnygrrl at Falling Through Your Clothes and now it’s my turn to host my 2nd [...]

More sewing classes and fashion design course update

Iconic Tweed Jacket - Chanel Jacket

First off an update on my fashion design course. I got another HD (High Distinction) for my last assignment the fitted vest and I couldn’t take the smile off my face for days… writing this puts another smile on my face LOL My assessor provided some wonderful feedback again: Hi Christine, Excellent assessment. Well done you have [...]

Fashion Design Course Update – The Fitted Vest

Self drafted fitted vest

In my last fashion design course update I shared the fitted bodice block I submitted for project 5 and here’s some good news… I got a DN (Distinction) which I was really happy about Yesterday I submitted project 6 which was to draft a pattern for a fitted vest.  I only made the vest in [...]

These pants were made for walking in…

Perfect pants for walking in

The title says it all!   Yes, these pants were actually made for walking in… all thanks to my new joggers. Here’s a picture of me and Zoe ready to go for a walk and test out my new walking pants.. Oh and my new top.  Notice my shoes match Zoe’s walking lead and collar hahaha [...]