Sewing pants for me!

When I got back into sewing as an adult, the plan was to sew lots of clothes for me. I was about 25 when I bought my first sewing machine, and I envisaged lots of beautiful handmade clothes filling my wardrobe. Clothes that fit me perfectly and expressed who I am. The first few items […]

How to sew a ruffled scarf {tutorial}

Mother’s Day has come around again. Our school has a Mother’s Day stall for fundraising, with gifts donated by parents. I like to make something to create a unique gift for someone’s Mum. Last year, I made a crochet skinny scarf. For some reason, scarves sound like a good idea to me, so I stuck […]

Getting Sassy Again!

Way back in December, I made my first Sassy Librarian Blouse and mentioned that I had the fabric picked out for my second one. Surprise, surprise, it’s taken the motivation of the Spring Top Sew-Along at Made By Rae to actually get it sewn! The fabric is a soft and silky voile, which I’ve never […]

Sewing Diversions

Why is it the smallest breaks seem to throw my routines out of whack? A short Easter break (plus an extra kindy-free day for Jacob) and the house is a mess and I haven’t achieved anything this week. Well, that’s not quite true – I just haven’t done the things I planned. With Kids Clothes […]

Miss Mod Top Pattern Review

When looking through the patterns for the Sew Fab Pattern bundle, I was happy to see the Miss Mod Top from Seamingly Smitten on the list. I’ve been eyeing off this pattern for a while in Go To patterns and it was the first thing I wanted to sew from the sale. This pattern was […]

Sassy Librarian Blouse

I haven’t done a lot of sewing for myself lately (well, since I had kids… I kept waiting for my pre-baby body to miraculously return!). It’s time to do a little “me” sewing before the Christmas craziness. Looking for inspiration, I ended up on the Craftsy website and spotted the Sassy Librarian Blouse. Craftsy has […]

Guest Me Me Me-er: Andrea (Train to Crazy)

I’ve got another fun guest for you today. Andrea from The Train to Crazy and I became bloggy friends when we had babies at around the same time last year. I love checking out what sewing she’s been doing for her kids, but let’s see what she’s been doing for Me Me Me: I’m so […]

Guest Me Me Me-er: Tiff (Making the World Cuter)

Please make welcome another fabulous guest for Me Me Me month: Tiffany from Making the World Cuter. She shares fun craft projects and encourages everyone to share their own cuteness. So what has Tiff been doing for Me Me Me: I love this all about “ME” month! How often do we mamas really do much […]

Simple, Stylish A-Line Wrap Skirt

There was a sneak peak of this project with my Ruffled Heart Top. I’m in a bit of a rut wearing jeans and 3/4 length pants, and want to add a few skirts to my wardrobe, but store-bought skirts don’t fit my narrow waist and large-ish hips. The first skirt I ever made fit my […]

Guest Me Me Me-er: Jess (Craftiness is not Optional)

My next guest for Me Me Me Month is Jess from Craftiness is not Optional, another must-read blog for me. She makes the sweetest clothes (with tutorials!!) for her two adorable girls (I must admit, I’ve tried to set Little Man up with Sadie at the ripe old age of 2). Let’s see what Jess […]

Pleated Elegance: Spring Top No 2

Firstly, I was probably a bit too negative about my Spring Top No 1. I love wearing it, as long as I don’t spend too much time looking in the mirror, spotting the flaws! Here is Spring Top Number 2: Pleated Elegance: I started with this roll of mystery fabric that I picked up at […]

Be Still My Ruffled Heart: Spring Top No 1

My clothes tend to be plain and simple, and I like my embellishments to be subtle, but I still like a bit of prettiness. With that in mind, the “Be Still My Ruffled Heart” top first sprung into my mind when the Spring Top Sew-Along was announced at Made By Rae. I started with Jalie […]

Reversible Tote Bag

The Contemporary Handmade Alliance (a fantastic Australian contemporary crafting community) recently hosted a craft swap, which I thought would be fun to give a go. It’s my first craft swap, and the first time I’ve made something for a complete stranger – I was really nervous, and my perfect-induced craft paralysis made an appearance, but […]

Sew Spoiled Sew-Along Weekender Tote Complete

Leah from Sew Spoiled hosted a Sew-Along, with the goal to make a Weekender Tote over 7 weeks. It was really nice having  a low-stress project simmering away in the background, with no pressure to get it finished. Reading the questions and comments and seeing everyone else’s projects helped maintain the motivation! Although I must […]

Mother’s Day Presents – Buttercup Bags

For Mother’s Day this year, I decided it was time to make something for my Mother and Mother-in-Law. This lead to the dilemma of what to make (of course!). Right on cue, I spotted the Buttercup Bag from Made by Rae in my list of projects to try. Off I went to my local fabric […]

Spring Top Week – I did it!

I did it and it took me much less time than I expected. One weekend of a very kind husband who entertained our son while I sat at the sewing machine, and I have a Spring Top (OK, Autumn/Fall here in Oz), and I’m really pleased with the result. As I mentioned previously, I used […]

Spring Top Week – Ready to Commit

When I first read about Spring Top Week on Made by Rae, I was excited. Time to make something for me for a change – what a great idea! I picked out a pattern and found some gorgeous fabric at Whipstitch, and was hyped to get sewing.Then the fear and negativity set in. When the […]