Designer Life


By Susan | Comments: 6 | September 18, 2014

Cone bras, striped shirts and crazy corsets all come to mind when I think about Gaultier. A true crazy genius who always marches to his own drum. With a quirky sense of humour and an eye for the ridiculous some of Gaultiers styles were less fashion and more art. Which is fine, creation for the

Blog Hop

By Susan | August 11, 2014

The very talented Beth from Sew DIY has nominated me to be next in the Blog Hop. It’s aim is to share a little bit about the creative process and what inspires us to share and create. It’s been wonderful thinking over why and how I create. I highly recommended  if you are feeling a

Liebster Award

By Susan | Comments: 7 | June 18, 2014

The lovely Mel from Made by Melanie has nominated me for a Liebster award. It’s a series of questions you pass via various bloggers so you get to know a bit more about them. So without further ado here is my Q and A 1. Why did you start blogging? I started this sewing blog

Isaac Mizrahi

By Susan | June 12, 2014

I knew of Isaac Mizrahi and his movie Unzipped came out when I was at fashion college. His styles were great in a very American sportswear way and I love his take on the prom dress styles. What I really admired is his resilience. He lost his label so he designed for Target (one of

Vivid Sydney

By Susan | Comments: 2 | June 11, 2014

It seems like I’ve been quite the social butterfly this week with wrap ups of The Spoolettes, The Finders Keepers markets and now Vivid! it will have to make up for all those times I’m a complete homebody and hang out at home for weeks on end. Vivid Sydney has been going for a few

The Finders Keepers Markets

By Susan | Comments: 4 | June 10, 2014

Last Friday night we popped along to The Finders Keepers Markets here in Sydney. I really love these markets as they showcase young design and craft talent within Australia and now the markets are in 3 states and eagerly awaited at their twice yearly events here in Sydney.

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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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