Rebuilding a wardrobe, thoughts on starting

By Susan | Comments: 1 | February 13, 2018

While we are in temporary accommodation I’m without any kind of sewing machines and post fire I own about 5 paper patterns (my digital patterns survived) and my stash has been severely reduced. Additionally I have only about a small suitcase worth of clothes left. A few dresses, my jeans, 3 tops some underwear and

In  Classes

New Sewing Classes announced, Sydney and Melbourne

By Susan | Comments: 0 | January 30, 2018

Want to learn to sew? brush up on some skills, learn some new techniques? Then I’ll be teaching classes to suit you! First up Swimwear at Bobbin and Ink here in Sydney. It starts this Friday so get in quick to book your place You can bring any swimsuit pattern you like but may I

Sewing Adventures: another lingerie set

By Susan | December 15, 2017

Not content with giving my friend one matching set of lingerie I thought I’d add another not quite a set to her parcel. After the success of sewing the Delphine thong I decided to try another one, this time in a soft stretch lace and without the additional back coverage. The lace from Pitt Trading

Sewing Adventures: Euler bra and Delphine thong

By Susan | December 15, 2017

Recently a friend was lamenting the lack of cool lingerie that covered the tummy and yet still looked youthful. Naturally I knew I could sew a solution and because it was for a friend I knew I’d make her a matching set. The Euler bra by Sophie Hines was an obvious choice as I’ve made

Black Friday 2017 30% off Sewcial Sketch Calendars

By Susan | November 23, 2017

With Black Friday sales almost here, I’ve decided to let the sale start early with 30% off Sewcial Sketch Calendars starting from today using the code FRIYAY The sale will continue from now until next Monday but get in quick as there aren’t too many calendars left and you won’t want to miss out.

Sewing Adventures: Kitty Pillowcase of glitter

By Susan | November 22, 2017

During August I set myself the task of reducing my To Do pile. Did I succeed? well a little. The pile is still enormous but I managed to get some things done. One of the things I did get done was to turn this impulse buy of glitter cat fabric from Spotlight into a pillow

1 2 3 42




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.

Other recurring themes include cat photos and an ever changing hair style.



Friends and Affiliates

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository