Saturday, 20 April 2013

Win some organic bunting flags

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My big sister Melina runs The Hand Made Collective. She began sewing under the alias 'Ruby Jeanne' when our niece Sofia was born (nearly) 2 years ago. 

Melina is master at all things creative. Not only is everything she sews completely impeccable but everything she cooks absolutely delicious. 

It is definitely worth checking out her facebook page. She is also an avid Instagram user #handmadecollective.

Now for the reason you are here: The GIVEAWAY!

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To get started head on over to the Facebook page: 
Hit like and share the image around to all of your friends. 
Easy right?
Dont forget to tell your friends to say who sent them!

I hope you have a great week. 

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Just a quick shout out to the treasuries who have featured some of my clothes.

A Second Chance

My Prayer for you

The perfect pair.. Tangerine and spring


Thank you to these wonderful curators. It always makes me happy to see my dresses enjoyed by others.

Check out my Etsy here.

Tail coat jackets

So this is what has kept me busy...

I had a massive order from RaDiance Dance Academy. In total I made 14 tail coat jackets (size 3-14), 6 harem pants and 3 leotards. 

It took me a little while to make the leotards properly but I feel pretty confident now in making leotards/swimming suits. Perhaps when it is time for swim suit season again I will make my niece a suit and do a tutorial.

The harem pants were quite easy to make following this tutorial. The one thing to look out for is making the ankles too narrow. 

The real challenge was, if you havent guess it yet, the tail coat jackets!

I looked everywhere to find a pattern but unfortunately there were none for little kids. There was one but it was very very complex and this was a costume order (and I was not charging enough to make a super complex jacket).

In light of this I resolved to making my own patterns. This was a long process but really didn't turn out too badly. Once I have converted the files pdf form I will require some pattern testers - anyone? 

And that is the quick of it. The collars turned out fine after the first 5 or so and it didn't take long before I had figured out how to sew it all without any external seams. 

I am very grateful for the paid work and the experience but boy am I glad to see them gone. My sewing room and overlocker still have a lot of black left from this workout.

**If you plan on making your own tailcoat jacket and want some advice or anything at all please comment below and I will reply. 

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Posting delays


Thank you to those who have checked out my blog. I would like to apologise for the distance between my posts at the moment - I promise it is worth it, and I will make a post all about my mass sewing of tail coat jackets soon. Besides sewing my weight in tail coat jackets I have also got a lot of university assessment on given that it is my final year and I am doing 5 units this semester.

I do have some exciting news for you though... I got my new business cards!

In my opinion, they turned out okay. What do you think?

Stay tuned, It wont be as long this time between posts (I am nearly finished this massive tail coat jacket order, I promise)