30 October, 2016
sewingelle added the project Valedictory Dress
My daughter choose a beautiful digital print chiffon and this great halter neck maxi dress pattern for her dress for her Valedictory Dinner.
She looked fabulous!
More photos and words on my bl…
1 September, 2016
sewingelle added the project Sweater Tee-Top
This winter sweater is all the things you shouldn’t use this fabric and this pattern for: thick not very stretchy boiled wool in a basic Tee-shirt shape. But I kinda love it anyway. You can read m…
31 July, 2016
sewingelle added the project Crazy Cat Lady Coat
Combine IKEA upholstery fabric with orange cat faces and a boule shaped coat pattern and this is the craziness you get! And I love it.
I can’t seem to link to the pattern correctly. This site says…
16 May, 2016
sewingelle added the project Synthetic and loving it long line vest
I was gifted a very interesting synthetic double mesh that just had to turn into this long line waistcoat.
Not the most practical of garments ( although it does have pockets!) or particularly war…
19 April, 2016
sewingelle added the project Classic navy spot T-shirt with a modern twist
I love this simple T-Shirt pattern with its mix of woven and knit fabrics, high-low hem and cute little pocket. This is 02/2016 #103.
Its an easy make, but if you’re interested, all the technical …
28 October, 2014
sewingelle added the project Art Gallery Frock
This dress was made for the opening night of an exhibition of french designer fashion from the Collection of the Musee Des Arts Decoratifs, Paris at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
I used an e…
19 October, 2014
sewingelle added the project Floral yellow ribbon dress
This is a simple pattern with the style lines highlighted with petersham ribbon. It was just the right thing for some lovely yellow textured cotton.
I adjusted the pattern with an FBA for fit and …
16 September, 2014
sewingelle added the project Floral Vase Dress
I fell in love with this digital floral scuba knit and knew it needed to be a colour blocked sheath dress with black ponte.
I narrowed the patterns down to two and then got stuck. Luckily my bl…
10 September, 2014
26 August, 2014
sewingelle added the project Tape measure plaid shirt
This is a simple shirt style without the complicated collar and cuffs of a classic shirt, a flattering v neck and a cute shoulder yoke detail. I used a print featuring coloured measuring tapes in a…
30 July, 2014
sewingelle added the project Poodle coat
I love this coat. Such fun fabric, so soft and cuddly, so warm. Yes it is still winter in Australia. You all might be thinking about sun dresses, but we can only dream at the moment!
I had a bi…
22 July, 2014
sewingelle commented on the article Space Odyssey: 10 New Women's Sewing Patterns
I love everything in this collection. I want my August issue NOW! (it normally gets to me in Australia about the middle of the month, but still, just sayin’)
21 July, 2014
sewingelle added the project Floral Nettie and red wool skirt
This is the awesome Closet case Nettie bodysuit pattern made in a delightful autumn-y floral knit for my daughter. I love this pattern!
I made the front scoop neck, back high neck and long slee…
17 July, 2014
sewingelle added the project Straight skirt with 'hip wings' 11/2013 #123
This skirt was an experiment.I loved the fashion photo in BurdaStyles magazine, but wondered if I could pull it off. The straight skirt has ‘wings’ that draw attention to models small waist. T…
23 December, 2010
sewingelle commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 22 Win a One-Year Subscription to burda style magazine!
I don’t sew anywhere near as much as I would like to, and I certainly think about sewing more hours than i actually sew!
My guess would be 8 hours per week, with most of this being done on the weekend
22 December, 2010
sewingelle commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 21 Win the Rowenta Pressure Iron and Steamer!
my pick for discounts would be on books
21 December, 2010
sewingelle commented on the project 10/2009 #109
sewingelle commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 20 Win HUSQVARNA VIKING® Sewing Machine!
I’d spend up to $1000
20 December, 2010
sewingelle commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 19 Win Fiskars Fabric Scissor Set!
I learned about you from one of the many sewing blogs I read
16 December, 2010
sewingelle commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 15 - Win Two Thread Collections from Coats & Clark!
I’d love to see designer patterns used as a competition: designer supplies patterns free on BurdaStyle, we all get to make them and enter a competion for best made, best interpretation, best quirky…
13 December, 2010
sewingelle commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 12 - Win the Ultimate Stitch Kit from Sublime Stitching!
somewhere between intermediate and beginner. Welt pockets still scare me and I’ve not yet attempted a bound buttonhole.
6 December, 2010
sewingelle commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 5 - Win a Jen Darling Garment Bag!
I love Burdastyle
3 December, 2010
sewingelle commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 2 - Win a Mettler Thread Organizer Box!
sewing is my one serous hobby, but gardening would be the next one..
1 December, 2010
sewingelle commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 1 - Win a Brother Sewing Machine!
more on pattern drafting and fitting please
30 December, 2009
sewingelle commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Win a Rowenta® Pressure Iron & Steamer!
I use my iron for every seam, and I love the steam feature it has
sewingelle commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Over a Week Long Giveaway, Win a PFAFF® hobbylock™ 2.0!
blogs, Burda magazine and Burdastyle
17 December, 2009
sewingelle commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Win the premier issue of Sew It All and a one year subscription to Sew News magazine!
I’d love a regular how to column on adjusting patterns for different body shapes ( sway back, small bust, etc)
15 December, 2009
sewingelle commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Win an Oliso Smart Iron!
not smart at all. it doesn’t even turn off when i leave it alone
14 December, 2009
sewingelle commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Win a Ladies Fashion & Beauty Bag Collection offered by Brother!
a trench coat I made this winter for my 11 year old daugther. It looks fabulous on her, she gets lots of nice compliments and that made all the topstitching worthwhile!
sewingelle commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Win Sandra Betzina's Fabric Savvy Book + 1 year subscription to Power Sewing WebTV Show
my biggest challenge is getting the fabric right for the style, that includes lining and interfacings too