If you've been thinking it's been a bit quiet over here you'd be correct. I've been keeping busy with the course I'm doing at the local fashion school, Melbourne Fashion Institute where I've been honing my pattern making skills. The more I do it, the more I enjoy it and I can't wait to bring you more patterns.
Talking about patterns, I am also in the process of finalising our second pattern. I had a wonderful response to my pattern tester call. The sewing community is so wonderful!
Crafty Cool // All about Jeans
At school this week we have been getting into the nuts and bolts of patterning jeans. I have never analysed a pair of jeans so closely before and now I can't stop! That left me wondering where our much loved jeans hale from.
Get thinking about sustainability in fashion
Sewing Skill Builder // Easy Elastic Waistbands
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." Muhatma Gandhi
The elastic on all of my winter pj bottoms seem to have gone at the same time- just in time for winter! A great post on inserting elastic is very timely for me.
Watch it // Dior Magic
Take a few minutes to watch a fun or inspiring video.
Here we get an insider look at the Dior atelier, specifically how the pleats in this collection have been created. Interesting and breathtakingly beautiful!
What I'm watching // States of Undress
Check out my favourite shows of the month.
I am not one to binge watch television however I discovered a Viceland series called States of Undress, which explores different cultures through the lens of fashion. I learnt so much from it and it is a very high quality production. If you are in Australia, you can find it on SBS On Demand.
What I'm reading?
"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies" - George R. R. Martin
I've just finished reading Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner which has some sewing themes; one of the characters is a tailor and the main character works in a fabric shop. It was a lovely read with a historical element which I always enjoy.
I hope you have enjoyed this month's issue.
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