Sewing Adventures: Peak To Do

By Susan | Comments: 3 | August 1, 2017

I’ve reached peak “to do”. As a lover of lists and eternally trying to be organized, when I’m working on a project I pack up all the relevant details and pop them into a zip lock bag. Then they go into the “to do” box. In theory this works fine. In a year of stress,

Sewing Adventures: The Betty Blouse

By Susan | Comments: 2 | June 30, 2017

In my head the outfit was to be a simple pair of elastic waist pants and a boxy top. The fate of the pants you know about in the Simplicity pants of mehness, the boxy top is an entirely other story and a much nicer one at that. I wanted a simple boxy top and

Sewing Adventures: Lisette B6169 dress in floaty rayon

By Susan | June 26, 2017

As you’ve probably gathered a lot of my recent makes and crafts have all been based around either being in hospital or post surgery. Before I went to hospital it was fairly stressful so I made a list of what would be needed. Pajamas, robes, outfits for post hospital and crafts to do while recovering.

In  Swimwear

Sewing Adventures: Sewing for presents or when I forget how to sew for tall people

By Susan | Comments: 2 | June 21, 2017

Do you make gifts for the family? I try to make as many as I can and for Christmas 2016 there was a definite swimsuit theme happening. I’ve already shared the roarsome suit I made my niece and the cute rashie I made for my nephew. This swimsuit had slightly less success. It’s the Alison

Sewing Adventures: Hello embroidery my old friend

By Susan | Comments: 6 | June 20, 2017

There was a time in my life when I would do a form of embroidery every day. I did big multi month pieces and always had a piece to work on. Over time I got out of the habit and yet it was not replaced with something of substance. Endless scrolling for inspiration on my

Sewing Adventures – the weird Simplicity pants of mehness

By Susan | Comments: 2 | June 19, 2017

Some days you make good things. Some days you make bad things and some days you make something that just makes you confused. These pants confuse me. It’s Simplicity 1377 elastic waist pants. Here are some photos of them being worn today in the wet and wind. I’ve got them paired with a RTW spray jacket

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Hi, I'm Susan. A designer living in Sydney, Australia.

Here I share tales of my sewing, my pattern collection and insights into what it's like to work as a professional fashion designer.

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