Just finished my first trial of the Pendrell pattern. #win!
15 October, 2012
sarahscustard added the project My perfect purse
About a decade ago, I found my perfect purse in a shop. It held enough (cards etc)… but not too many/much. It was big enough, but not nana-purse big. [Years I made a conscious decision years ago to…
sarahscustard added the project Linen peplum top
This new top was the culmination of many ideas. These ideas included:
1) I wanted to make a top with a peplum. I’ve wanted to make one since before they were all over the shops.
2) My friend …
sarahscustard added the project Little black (shirt) dress
This dress was made from a pattern (Burda 3504) found in an op shop. This is a great, simple pattern for a dress that everyone needs! At the time I found this pattern, I was in need of a new black …
29 March, 2011
sarahscustard commented on the article Comment to Win a Brother Project Runway Limited Edition Innov-ís 40 Sewing Machine
I’d sew the black shirt dress I’ve had in my head/on my list of things-to-sew for ages. I have been avoiding sewing it because I want it to have buttons all the way down the front… but, well, but…
17 March, 2011
sarahscustard added the project Pendrell Blouse: Trial #1
This was my first trial of the recently released Pendrell blouse designed by Tasia of the blog Sewaholic.
The Pendrell is a semi-fitted pullover blouse (no buttons, zippers, clasps etc at all!)…
29 January, 2011
sarahscustard commented on the article Sewing with SINGER® and The Martha Stewart Show: Reviving Vintage Garments with the Girls from Some Odd Rubies
I prefer creating from scratch. If I’m buying vintage/second hand… I only ever buy it if it’s a good fit. Altering is much less fun than bringing an idea in my head to life!
17 January, 2011
sarahscustard commented on the project The Reversible Evening Dress
Hahaha :-D That’s so clever! I love that you were able to change the dress at the event – causing some serious head-turning!
14 January, 2011
sarahscustard commented on the project Project Wedding Dress
This dress looks phenomenal on you – well done. I’ve never seen a knitted wedding dress before – but your dress looks SO chic! Ooh – and congrats on your wedding… hope you had a wonderful day :)
29 December, 2010
sarahscustard commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 27 Win a Janome Magnolia 7034D Serger!
Fabric from Etsy, books from Amazon and as many small Australian designers as I can support (brooches – new and vintage – are my greatest weakness). Particular love for www.madebywhite.com; www.sho…
19 December, 2010
sarahscustard commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 19 Win Fiskars Fabric Scissor Set!
I can’t remember! But it would have been either
a) a Google search for free patterns I could access; or
b) from one of the blogs I read at the time – maybe Casey’s Musings? I can’t remember… I’v…
21 November, 2010
sarahscustard added the project Emergency Baby Shower Gift
I’d forgotten to buy a gift for a baby shower I had to go to, so an hour before I had to leave, I sewed a quick baby block with loops for easy grab-iness in bright colours. Win!
The block took …
19 September, 2010
sarahscustard commented on the project frankenstein dress
Nice work Gill – it looks fab!
sarahscustard favorited the project Pattern Magic bow dress
10 August, 2010
sarahscustard commented on the article Featured Member: kaitui_kiwi
Oooh – famous! I was wondering if Burdastyle was ever going to feature you… you’re like a permanent fixture around here ;-) See you Sunday!
25 June, 2010
sarahscustard added the project Reversible Bag 1
I made this bag, based on a Very Purple Person’s pattern, to give to a workmate for her birthday. It’s great fun (but also a little stressful) choosing which two fabrics to make the bag out of!
8 June, 2010
sarahscustard favorited the pattern Janina
sarahscustard favorited the technique Make Fabric Origami
sarahscustard favorited the project picnic mini dress // simplicity #8709
27 May, 2010
sarahscustard commented on the project Vintage style dress
Wow-ee! Those are the most adorable pockets . A dress with pockets is always infinitely better than a dress without pockets!
10 May, 2010
sarahscustard commented on the project ahoy there me hearties,,,,
Nice work Gill – this turned out great! I hadn’t even considered sewing anything like sportswear… but now you’ve got me thinking :-) Did you serge the seams though? Needing to do so might be my s…
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sarahscustard commented on the project Alexander Blouse
I love the look of this blouse – mostly because I have a real thing for peplums at the moment! I’ve almost finished making a version.. and in doing so found that:
a) it was too short – so I doubled…
sarahscustard commented on the project Alexander blouse
I have almost finished making this blouse too – but rather than lengthening the bodice (I also thought the blouse was too short), I opted to double the length of the peplum. I love the fabric you u…