Curvy Sewing · Dresses · Merchant & Mills · Scarves

A Trapeze in the garden

Now, I wont lie, I’ve had mixed reviews on this dress. I love it , but my husband wasn’t quite so impressed. “Wow, I can’t even remember where that curtain was hanging before you took it down to make a frock!?” Boom boom. It’s amazing how quickly he forgets I’ll get mates rates on the…… Continue reading A Trapeze in the garden

Curvy Sewing · Indie patterns · Pants

Getting my match on with Tania

So, I made a pair of pants. And a skirt. At the same time. While perfectly matching my cardi to my shoes. IS THERE NO END TO THIS WOMAN’S SUPERPOWERS???!!!* Ok, it isn’t strictly a skirt, but my latest make, the Tania culottes from Megan Neilson Patterns have all the lovely swish of a skirt, with the…… Continue reading Getting my match on with Tania

Curvy Sewing · Dresses · Indie patterns · Knits

We got there in the end Tacara…

Now why , you may ask, am I standing on my deck on a very warm sunny evening in wool, boots AND a scarf. Other than “because I can” and “I’m still in love with my new fence” obviously. The Seamwork Tacara first came to my attention when it was discussed in the Curvy Sewing Collective…… Continue reading We got there in the end Tacara…

Cashmerette · Curvy Sewing · Indie patterns · Tops

In the wild…my way

  Hello again, I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend! Mine started well, picking Mum’s overlocker off after a full service, she’s been itching to get it back so I was happy to oblige. Sadly the key fob for our car finally bit the dust, refusing to open the door, instead setting the immobilizer AND…… Continue reading In the wild…my way

Cashmerette · Curvy Sewing · Indie patterns · Knits · Tops

Concord my way (no highway involved)…

SO, the question. Why would you bother making a tee shirt? Surely if there is one item of clothing that can be found anywhere, in most sizes, its the humble tee? Well, yes & no. You can find inexpensive tee shirts all over the place, but lets be honest, a $5 tee might seem cheap,…… Continue reading Concord my way (no highway involved)…

Cashmerette · Curvy Sewing · Dresses · Indie patterns · Knits

Well, Pembroke almost made Christmas…

  Hello, Miri Kirihimete and almost Happy New Year to you. I’d like to pretend this is me swanning about on my new deck on Christmas Day. Alas, firstly Christmas Day 2018 was WET here in Auckland. Despite the fancy new pergola our amazing builders worked like demons to get up in time for the…… Continue reading Well, Pembroke almost made Christmas…

Cashmerette · Curvy Sewing · Knits · Tops

Pembroke into Christmas…

Hello! Why yes it is me standing in front of my Christmas tree posing like a dork again. It’s pouring with rain here today. Big, fat rain, warm & very very wet. Mother Nature put my Xmas lights to shame on Friday, lightening & thunder for ages, sun yesterday, precipitation today. Welcome to an Auckland…… Continue reading Pembroke into Christmas…