Thursday, 29 July 2010

More Port Elizabeth Makes...

Two more makes on BurdaStyle:

This one is by a lovely girl called Kathryn from London (check out her blog here). She sent me such a sweet message to say thank you for the pattern on BurdaStyle. It's so lovely to know that people are enjoying making things using my pattern!

This one is by CodaMoment from Brooklyn:

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

First Custom Order

This is my first custom order via Etsy. My chambray skirt was featured in a Treasury and a lovely lady contacted me about it. She subsequently ordered a skirt and top combo! Here are the results.

Sewing Class

I ran my first 'sewing class' for my friend Helena (Dulcea). Helena is going off to an amazing fashion design job in the States and wanted to brush up her pattern-drafting and sewing skills. She made a beautiful chambray skirt inspired by my original. This was a dummy run- I hope to run more formal classes in the future. Thanks H!

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Etsy Treasury

First Etsy treasury lists I've curated: Warm and Fuzzy #1 and Nuts for Nautical.

1948 Sewing Video

Laura Marling

My third, but not final, fav girl at the mo, Laura Marling as discovered on Jools Holland. Thinking about growing my hair again just to copy her top-knot!


Another favourite girl at the mo, Lissie:

Diane Birch

Diane Birch's Bible Belt is fab!

More Port Elizabeth Makes...

Some more Port Elizabeth tops made by two great sewers who downloaded the pattern from Burdastyle: Angie (stripe), from Sew-I-Thought and Camelia, from Camelias and Crinolines. Check out the photos. I'm so thrilled- they look great! Well done ladies!

Photos by Sew-I-Thought and Camelias and Crinolines

Friday, 23 July 2010

Etsy Treasury

My Chambray skirt has been included in this treasury on Etsy! So exciting!

Sewing Competition

This is a great opportunity to be creative: adapt/ customise/ modernise a vintage Vogue pattern (as November 2009 Vogue issue) and enter the competition. Great prizes. I'll be having a go!

Saturday, 17 July 2010


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Jumpsuit/ Romper

Finally finished my jumpsuit prototype for my vintage pattern range. My lovely friend Helena modelled it for me! Visit her blog, DULCEA. Pattern will be available sometime over the summer.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

More Finished Products!

I was so thrilled to discover several finished product photos had been uploaded to Burdastyle (where I am offering a free Port Elizabeth pattern). Check out these creations by Strawberryorange, Carlihannah, Harperellen and Pinksalamander. I love the adaptations they have made!