Sewing Adventures

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.

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

Everyone deserves Pretty Lingerie: Named Asaka Robe

By Susan | Comments: 2 | June 13, 2017

I’ve made this pattern once before for a friend and always wanted one of my own and yet just hadn’t got round to it. Then early last year we had our very first Sydney Spoolettes Swap meet (you can read about it here). Where I picked up this lovely Japanese cotton. It has an ombré

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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.

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



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