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.

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

Last updated: June 2015

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

Tigergirl

Vanessa

Canberra-

Amanda

Barbara

Bec

Jen

Kirsty

Michelle

Myra

Melbourne-

Abby

Accordion 3

Anna

Belinda

Claire

Dianne

Elizabeth

Emily

Helen

Jo

Karen

Lara

Leisl

Leith

Melanie

Neeno

Nichola

Rach

Rachel

Rachel C.

Ros

Sew Love Red

Shelley

Sooz

The Perfect Nose

Zoe

Perth-

Carolyn

Jacquie

Josie

Lene

Liz

Meg

Meg

Sandra

Sue

Sydney-

Alex

Alison

Alysha Jane

Amy

Andrea

Anne

Annika

Beajay

Bec

Catherine

Chloe

Christy

Corrie

Emma

Eve

Gabrielle

Gail

Heidi

Ista

Janelle

Janet

Jenny

Jillian

Jodie

Kim

Kristy

Lena

Maaike

Mandy

Maria

Maryanne and Caroline

Melanie

Nic

Quiet Vintage Sewing

Rachel

Rhona

Ruth

Sharon

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

Jillian

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