28 August, 2013
26 May, 2013
roarah added the project Vivienne Westwood Inspired Skirt
Recently I’d been oogling Vivienne Westwood tartan skirts online. I had small section of wool tartan – about 1-1.5m of it, so I thought why not give it a go & try to make one. This is what I ended …
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 Grey, Brown & Cream Printed Work Dress
I made this dress using Vogue V1287. It’s not the style of dress that I would normally wear, but I quite like it. It’s super comfortable & dressy enough to wear to work & then out to drinks afterwa…
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
19 January, 2013
13 December, 2012
28 October, 2012
roarah added the project A New Circle Skirt
This is skirt I made back in July, but I just haven’t had a chance to post about it. I wore it heaps while I was on holiday in Spain & Greece in August & I know I’m going to wear it a lot this summ…
roarah added the project Last Minute Dress
I recently was cruising around on Pinterest & saw a picture of Vintage Vogue 9061 and I thought that dress would be perfect to make & wear to a friend’s wedding. So that’s what I decided to do. It …
roarah added the project Silk Jersey Faux Wrap Dress
This is the dress I made to wear on my birthday this year. It’s made with silk jersy & I used McCalls 5974.
I can see why this pattern made was number 1 in Pattern Review’s Top 10 Patterns of 20…
20 October, 2012
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…
roarah added the project Pattern Magic Top - Built in Collar
This was a top I made using the pattern magic books. The top itself was pretty easy to draft but the construction was a pain. Mostly because I just wanted to start sewing & not take the time to act…
2 April, 2012
5 February, 2012
roarah added the project Sweet & Simple Sorbetto
I wanted to make a simple top that I could wear on super hot days or just throw over my bathers to go to the beach. I decided to use Sorbetto from Colette Patterns as a basis for the top. I couldn’…
8 January, 2012
roarah added the project Christmas Dress 2011
This was the dress I made to wear on Christmas Day 2011. The pattern is self-drawn & is the same as my derby day dress
The fabric is…
6 January, 2012
5 January, 2012
4 January, 2012
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