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mandy c
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Stripes and sleeves
Sewing has been slow but I have sewn a few items, yet to be blogged and photographed. I thought I would try with a new top. My inspiration has come from RTW striped tops. I really like these striped tops. I love the loose shape and the loose sleeves. When I...

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An Indian adventure
I spent the last few weeks in India at a friends son's wedding. It was an exciting event in so many ways and India is a confronting destination in so many ways. As sewers and fabric lovers India is a paradise. I wore 3 different saris for the wedding. The f...

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The fabric is the winner
Happy New Year, I forgot to say this in my last post.  This post is about the fabric. I bought this fabric from Tessuti's , I bought the last piece. It is an Italian ponti, not what I would normally use for summer, however I felt a  straight skirt would sho...

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Summer playing
So my plans for summer have finally been photographed. My navy and white striped pants and my white top. The pants are Style Arc Tessa pant. I actually made a wearable muslin in black linen, very unlike me, however they  turned out really well. I made an ad...

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Hits and Misses in 2016
This has been a very interesting year. I think in so many respects the world has gone crazy. We seem to live in fear and turmoil. My year has been busy and unfortunately a lack of sewing and blogging. I have done some sewing but no photos, hopefully tomorro...

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A summer plan
Rarely do I plan my sewing. I admire people who plan and I decided I should be one of those people. So I started thinking about what I buy in RTW and it is usually plain colours and usually not the latest trends. This summer I'm going to try and stick to th...

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September Sewing
Well I was hoping to sew for 30 minutes a day in September unfortunately that didn't happen.  I probably thought about sewing at least 30 minutes a day though . I did some sewing and finished off a couple of items. All the patterns were by Style Arc  the Ur...

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Trying keep on trying
I can't believe it's September. Time flies. I have done some sewing but I need to get some pictures. I also want to follow Star threads http://starsthreads.blogspot.com.au/  to sew or do something related to seeing for thirty minutes. Well it's the 2nd and ...

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Winter is here !
Compared to other parts of the world we don't have a cold winter in Sydney but at the moment winter has come. I know it will only last for a short time but every year I struggle. I have some lovely winter fabrics that I bought years and years ago. I always ...

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An almost finished jacket
This jacket, which for some reason took me forever is finally (well almost) done. The Jacket is  OOP  Vogue 8623 which has been sitting in my sewing room at various stages for years. I'm not quite sure why, because I really like this pattern and I love the ...
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