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.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Smith Family Shop- op shop review

I finally found an American-style op shop in the inner west. It looks like they rotate the oldest things to be half price, and there's a $2 rack. Things still aren't by size (WTF Australia?) but at least there's a fat girl rack so I don't have to scavenge through a million size sixes.

I ended up getting 4 men's t-shirts for $9.50, so there will be new underpants in my future.


Marrickville

Clothing & accessories147 Marrickville Road
Phone: (02) 9572 6065
Opening hours:
Mon to Fri: 9.00am to 4.45pm
Saturday: 9.00am to 1.45pm

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sewists of Australia

This should also be helpful if you like to plan your projects six months out. Watch this space.


If you're FB-enabled, there are three groups: Sydney Spoolettes, Melbourne Spoolettes and Brisbane Spoolettes


Adelaide-

Elle

Gillian

Brisbane-

Demi

Jane

Judith

Julie

Lizzie

Mel

Natalie

Rebecca

Sofie

Sophie

Stephanie

Vanessa

Canberra-

Amanda

Barbara

Bec

Jen

Kirsty

Michelle

Myra

Melbourne-

Abby

Accordion 3

Belinda

Claire

Dianne

Elizabeth

Helen

Jo

Karen

Lara

Leisl

Leith

Melanie

Neeno

Nichola

Rach

Rachel

Rachel C.

Ros

Sew Love Red

Sooz

The Perfect Nose

Zoe

Perth-

Carolyn

Jacquie

Josie

Lene

Liz

Meg

Meg

Sandra

Sue

Sydney-

Alex

Alison

Alysha Jane

Amy

Andrea

Anne

Beajay

Bec

Catherine

Chloe

Christy

Corrie

Emma

Eve

Gabrielle

Gail

Heidi

Ista

Janelle

Janet

Jillian

Jodie

Kim

Kristy

Lena

Mandy

Maria

Maryanne and Caroline

Melanie

Quiet Vintage Sewing

Rhona

Ruth

Sharon

Stephanie

Stephanie

Susan


Therese

Valerie

Yana

Other, NSW

Carol

Dixie

Jean

Kath

Lizzy

Paola

Sarah Liz

Other, Northern Territory

Tropical Threads

Other, QLD-

Katherine

Keera

Marie

Other, Tasmania-

Kirsty

Linda

Melinda

Toni

Other, Victoria-

Jenya

Karen

Kat

Renee 

Suz

Other, Western Australia-

Chris

Linda

Uncategorized-

Beccie

Carmel

Carolyn

Kate

Kate

Louise

Nicole

Rosie

Sarah

Sew delish

Sarah

The Long and Winding Bobbin

Collectives-

Australian Sewing Guild


Southern Hills Neighbourhood Group

Burdastyle Sewing Club-Perth

Burdastyle Sewing Club- Canberra

Burdastyle Sewing Club- East Gippsland

Burdastyle Sewing Club- Forest Lake

Burdastyle Sewing Club- Hobart

Burdastyle Sewing Club- Brisbane

Burdastyle Sewing Club- Brisbane

Burdastyle Sewing Club- Greenslopes

Burdastyle Sewing Club- Frankston

Burdastyle Sewing Club- Geelong

Burdastyle Sewing Club- Melbourne CBD


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Warorot market

I was unimpressed. Lots of lovely cotton lawn, but only one shop had jersey. It was poly and expensive. I saw a trimmings shop, but it was closing when I got there.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sewing Studio at The Ring

The Ring is up in Nimman, near the university. The sewing studio is on the second floor, tucked away down a hallway. I loved it! They're quilting-focused, so I just bought some good scissors and a marking pen.  The owner is such a doll- she checked whether the pen worked by using it on her shirt! There's a sewing circle there, but I've never been.

They only have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SewingStudioAtTheRing?fref=nf

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

80's does 40's

I prepared a bunch of clothes before moving, including some underpants from B6031 (these will remain unblogged) and this rayon number:


I picked it up for a fiver at a thrift in Myrtle Creek, hence my parents' house in the background. I just removed the shoulder pads and the center panel, overlapped the center sides by 1/4 inch, and hand stitched them together. Then I took some fullness out of the shoulder and shortened the hem.



But that's not the important news; I'm officially a college graduate.



Saturday, November 8, 2014

Talk About Your Blast from the Past

I recently shared a blog post on r/sewing, and the freakiest thing happened. A girl I knew in middle school recognized me (‽) and wrote me an e-mail. Long story short, she's still awesome and you should be reading her blog: Audie + Eloise.