Unseasonal Sewing
Outfits

Unseasonal Sewing

I thought this dress would…

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Happy Easter Dress
Outfits

Happy Easter Dress

And boy, what a happy…

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Stranger than hydrangeas
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Stranger than hydrangeas

The hydrangea is my favourite…

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Mutts and modifications
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Mutts and modifications

Is there ever a situation…

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What bugs me
Outfits

What bugs me

..about sewing? There’s a few…

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I am calling this one the lotus skirt because the shape of the pockets makes the skirt flare out beautifully, just like a lotus flower. From even before the banana palm sun dress with patch pockets, I’ve always wanted to find more interesting ways to incorporate not-so-usual pockets on my garments. Side-seam pockets are great, and they definitely have a place in my wardrobe, but why not make the pockets one of the main features of the skirt? And of course, pleated skirts are one of my favourite skirts to draft myself. I love how they add volume and body to a garment without adding unnecessary fullness to the waist. So when you put those together, I guess what we end up is an A-line pleated skirt with inbuilt pleated pockets. I’m officially in love. I eked out this design from 1.2m of gorgeous textured fabric that I bought while I…