Friday, 4 May 2012

Some Lovely Links

Wow time goes so fast and you feel like you've done nothing. Last week I madly started drafting and then sewing a dress using a stripe merino knit from my last post, it was a disaster which really bummed me out. I got so frustrated with it that I bundled the lot into a plastic bag and threw it in my sewing wardrobe so I didn't have to look at it anymore. Perhaps when I have a free weekend I might try to salvage it, or maybe not. 

So to lift my spirits I went on the hunt for some other people's creativity and inspiration. It's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Sydney at the moment and I spotted the runway show and collection by Project Runway Season 3 Winner Dylan Copper. I love his use of colors and prints, so gorgeous!

I'm totally digging on Little Betty's version on the Darling Ranges dress by Megan Neilsen patterns. My first pattern from her got lost in the mail, now I've happily got a replacement so I think this is going to be next on the list.

One of my new fav blogs is She's Sonic. She's put up a post talking about Leopard print as a neutral. I'm a sucker for leopard print, especially as accents such as scarves or shoes.

Cotton and Curls never fails to impress with DIY ideas and tutorials. She's posted up a tutorial about making a Knit dress with a Peter Pan collar. Looks pretty simple, though I think I would ditch the hi-lo hem going on, my legs are not made for showing that much skin!

I was so excited to see a new blog post from Pattern Runway. She is a Brissie pattern designer selling her pattern through her Etsy shop (just quietly I am seriously considering her Pussy Bow blouse). Her latest blog post was all about a Tailored Jacket she has just finished. Absolute perfection! I might get to that skill level in about 10 years more of sewing.

I finally succumbed and joined Pinterest, I could easily loose hours on there. You can check out my boards here.

Till next time!


  1. nice idea.. thanks for sharing..

  2. Sorry to hear about your knit-kerfluffle XP That happens sometimes, nothing a bit of time away from it can't fix ;) Pattern runway is pretty cool. Working on her one shouldered dress right now..