22 January, 2017
roarah commented on the project Blue and White Pendleton Dress
Thanks – I think it was worth the extra effort re-drafting the pattern pieces to get them :)
21 January, 2017
roarah commented on the project Blue & Red Brocade Gown
Thanks! Yes I just adore this fabric :)
roarah added the project Blue and White Pendleton Dress
I started off with Vogue V8723 which is now out of print. re-drew the bodice pieces and straps, so that the straps were a contiunous piece together band at the top of the back bodice. I also lowere…
roarah added the project Feathered Cocktail Dress
I used a metallic silk brocade & added some ostrich feather trim.
The ‘dress’ is actually a high waisted skirt & a separate top. The patterns for self-drafted from basic skirt & bodice blocks. I…
roarah added the project Blue & Red Brocade Gown
This was a modification of a dress I had made some time ago. Originally this dress had a knee length skirt, but I had quite a bit of leftover fabric, so I unpicked the original skirt & turned it in…
28 August, 2013
19 May, 2013
roarah added the project Navy & Red Silk Brocade Dress
I made this dress to wear to a friend’s wedding in March.
The red & navy silk brocade was a new purchase, but everything else was made with scraps & remnants already in my stash. The side drape …
roarah added the project Lounge Dress
I wanted this dress to be a simple dress with a long flared skirt. I wanted something that I could ‘relax with a martini’ in. Something I could dress up with heels & go out to cocktails in or dress…
20 January, 2013
roarah favorited the pattern 3/4 Sleeve Top 09/2012
roarah favorited the pattern Gathered Shirt Blouse 10/2012
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7 April, 2012
roarah added the project My Classic Trench Coat
For quite a while now I’ve wanted a classic beige trench coat. I finally decided to try my hand at making one. I used Simplicity 4084.
The one part of this coat that drove me crazy was the sleev…
2 April, 2012
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20 December, 2011
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12 December, 2011
roarah added the project Bright & Summery Skirt
So after finishing V1174 in this stunning fabric, I still had a bit left over, so I thought it would make for a nice summer skirt. I also L…
roarah commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 11 - Win 2 Seam Allowance Guides and a $200 Tessuti Fabric Voucher from SeamAllowanceGuide.com!
Unpicking. I wish there was a nicer/faster way of doing it. particularly with delicate fabrics like chiffon.
10 December, 2011
roarah commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 9 - Win a TG1600 SmartIron from Oliso!
Definately my rotary cutter. I used to only use my scissors but this year I learnt how much time you can save using a rotary cutter instead.
3 December, 2011
roarah favorited the project 11/2011 Beaded bustier cocktail dress with sweetheart neckline
roarah favorited the project 11/2011 Red Kimono Wrap Top
roarah commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 2 - Win a Three-Year Subscription to Selvedge Magazine!
hmm… it’s so hard to choose! I love wools & tweeds because you can ‘mould’ them so nicely.
I also love working with the stiffer silks (organza, duponi & so on).
13 November, 2011
roarah favorited the project 06/2011 High waisted trousers
roarah favorited the project 11/2011 V-neck evening gown with starburst + godets
23 October, 2011
roarah added the project Bright & Summery V1174
The other weekend I had an urge to make something straight from a pattern. No extreme adjustments, no fraken-pattern, just cutting & sewing. I’d been wanting to make Vogue V1174 from Cynthia Steffe…