Happy New Year! May you have hours of sewing bliss in 2014
You are very sweet Liliv and if you lived in Australia, I would be happy for you to have it. My d…
Thank-you so much Martin. I really enjoyed making this hat.
Thank-you and I hope you will love millinery as much as I do. It isn’t difficult but it is time c…
Thanks Ellen. My daughter wants this hat and it looks lovely on her.
Irina Schwab sent me a message asking if I was okay and I thought I should find time and post som…
Thanks Liliv. It is one of my favourite TNT patterns.
It is lovely fabric and it is much nicer than the photo shows.
This fabric is so much nicer than this photo shows Ellen and it feels heavenly.
Thanks so much Liliv.
Ellen, you are very kind, thank-you.
Thank-you so much Deanna, your comments are very kind. My course in millinery is the only one run…
Thanks so much Irina.
If your godmother can show you how to make these flowers, you will be surprised at how easy they …
You are so sweet Irina and I appreciate your lovely comments.
The base was fairly quick and so were the silk abaca leaves but the rose took time. That is the f…
Thanks again Irina. I like the colour of the Swiss braid and it will go with many outfits.
I added the edge after draping but draped again after I added the Sinamay. Sinamay drapes easily …
I bought this pattern a while ago and I have used it so many times. Perfect tee shirt pattern for me and here is another version.
A millinery lesson in draping a straw hat base. The edge of the hat is finished with black Sinamay and a black and white plaited braid.
Millinery lesson in Swiss Braid. Very time consuming but once again, very satisfying. The Rose is made of Duchese satin and the centre of the Rose is a beaded button made all by me.
Another millinery lesson cocktail hat. The Rose is made using French millinery tools and although it takes time, it is so satisfying and I love doing it.
StyleArc is an Australian pattern company making great up to date patterns and each month when you order a pattern, you receive a free one. This is one of those freebies and it is called the ’Fiona…
This pill box hat was another lesson in my millinery class. Using buckram to make a base and then learning to use different layers of materials to come to the finished hat. The flower was made by m…
I was given Grainline’s Archer pattern recently and I had this Italian cotton that I thought would be good for it.
Hi Irina, I have been very busy sewing and taking millinery classes but I never get around to dow…
This dress is perfect for you and as always beautifully sewn and fitted.
GOOD LUCK Mary with that!!! Not buying anymore fabric is like me saying “I won’t breathe again”. …
Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014
See what pattern Meg is "mashing up" and see how you can easily sew along too!
Pull inspiration from faraway cultures with this rustic, travel-ready collection.
Fashion & Trends
Looks from Dior, Lanvin, and Balmain.
Pattern of the Week
The heart-shaped neckline and matching belt with buckle give this dress that retro feel.
Fill the tank and hit the road on a rock and roll inspired autumn adventure.
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