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

In  Swimwear

Sewing Adventures – Roarsome swimsuit

By Susan | Comments: 2 | November 29, 2016

Sometimes a fabric is just so roarsome you have to have it. When this panel came into Pitt Trading I knew it would make the perfect swimsuit (or should that be purrfect). I’m in the midst of my Christmas present list and knew one of my nieces would love this. I made up a swimsuit

In  Classes,  Swimwear

Come sew Swimwear with me at Bobbin and Ink

By Susan | November 8, 2016

Summer is coming and I couldn’t be more excited. Long days of sunshine to be filled with food, friends, adventures and swimming. Sewing wise this means lots of swimsuits and now you have the chance to join me to make your own swimsuit. I’ll be teaching a class at Bobbin and Ink. Spread over multiple Sundays

Sewing Adventures – Sophie Hines Euler Bra

By Susan | Comments: 2 | October 25, 2016

I saw this pattern on instagram last week and just had to have it. It’s the first pattern from designer Sophie Hines, while this is her first sewing pattern she has been making and selling lingerie for some time and has this laid back sporty luxe style that’s super sexy without the raunch factor. The

In  Swimwear

Sewing Adventures – Soma Swimsuit and Bikini

By Susan | Comments: 5 | March 14, 2016

Over this summer I’ve been making plenty of swimsuits. I’ve taken up paddleboarding which I find it wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable. With views like this it would be hard not to. It also means new outfits were needed. I enjoy making swimmers and it’s so nice to use the gorgeous prints from Pitt Trading. One

In  Swimwear

Named Clothing – Beverly Twisted Bikini Sewalong – Top

By Susan | Comments: 2 | February 17, 2016

I hope everyone has been having fun with their swimwear sewing? This is the final installment in the sewalong and it’s been pushed back to today as I had so many requests for more time as people wanted to join in. Don’t forget to share your makes using the hashtag #SewBeverlyBikini so we can see

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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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