Monday, September 19, 2016

Sewing Youtubers

Last edited September 2016

Garment Sewing:

A Fate So Twisted





Reviews/ Hauls:

A Fate So Twisted

Accessories/ Home Dec:

A Fate So Twisted


Amanda Rolfe

Sewing for Men:

Burley Sew


Sewing for Children:

Japanese Sewing Books

Saturday, September 3, 2016

The Bletchley Circle 1.2

This is much bolder and more fashionable than we usually see from Susan. I suspect she bought it in a hurry.

This is just the best thing- the buttons are all paired.

Jean continues the theme of clothes with holes in them.

Lucy's dress has a neckband with piping and a ruffle. In a solid fabric it would look like a flight attendant's uniform, but I like it here. Millie's wrap blouse is unremarkable but the print is cute.

The return of the lacy blouse. God I hate that vest.

Millie's top could be made with the Lea dress from Style Arc or with McCall's 5314.

Check out the pattern on Lucy's dress here...

It was her dress all along. Millie just found her some accessories.

That is a snood. Snoods are slutty in this universe.


Did everyone buy the same shade of blue wool?

It impresses me that her shoes match her coat. Maybe I need higher standards.

SO. MANY. HOLES in this damn show.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The best show you're not watching: The Bletchley Circle 1.1

I've become obsessed with The Bletchley Circle. The fact that it was cancelled after 7 episodes is a travesty. It's the first show I've seen with a woman who is a capable mathematician, and here are four hunting down serial killers in post-war London. The luscious costumes don't hurt either.

I would absolutely buy that a 15-year-old hand-knit this cardigan. Well done to the costume designer.

God, this is a bleak time. Let's fast-forward to the fifties.

I am obsessed with this woman's hair. Doesn't she look just like a cameo pin?

I think this sweater is fantastic. The neckline seems super high for Millie.

We're in for a lot of twee little collars from Lucy. I wonder if that changes in season two.

I love the scalloped lapels on Millie's coat. The outerwear on this show is generally enviable.

I have no idea what is happening with this fabric, but it's the best thing ever.

I do wonder why they're all wearing coats inside. Coal rationing, maybe?

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Lady in Red

Another day, another revision to my raglan-sleeve bodice.

The sweater is a refashion that I didn't take a before picture of. It was just a big, boxy cardigan.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Apocalypse is Nigh

I recently discovered Disneybounding and it's basically the best thing ever. I was dying to make a costume for the X-men: Apocalypse premiere and I needed to muslin a new bodice, so here we are:

I traced a raglan-sleeve bodice and made it bigger to compensate for a stable knit. It didn't work too well, but I found the same dress two sizes up at the op shop so I can try again. The skirt is a circle, and the jacket is thrifted.

Three guesses who I am, and the first two don't count.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Cat Protection Society- op shop review

One of the other teachers is expecting his first child in June, so I went on a hunt for garments to cut up. I decided to stop by the Cat Protection Society shop in Newtown, and I'm so glad I did. It's a small shop, about 10 meters by 8 meters, and their garment section isn't terribly organized, but that doesn't matter. The main attraction was the baskets of clothing that were $5 for a bagful. I ended up with 26 pieces for $10, and I also bought 2 patterns for a dollar each. Apparently the bins are temporary, but  they've been there for a few weeks so far.

Cat Protection Society NSW Inc
103 Enmore Road
Newtown 2042
(opposite the Enmore Theatre)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Anglicare - op shop review

I went to the Anglicare warehouse recently- unfortunately, they've since moved. It was a good experience, though. They had huge bins of clothing, so I bought a carrier bag full. It was less than a kilo, so I got 6 things for $8. I'd definitely recommend it if you're near their new location.