Fast fashion/slow fashion

I bought a shirt from Big W today, and it cost me $5. Even at the marked price of $25, it would have been cheap. At $5, it genuinely feels like stealing. I know it is not possible to sell a shirt for $5 without exploiting someone, and probably multiple people, involved in its production….

Cotton/silk dressing gown – McCalls 6659

It rained and it poured last week here in Adelaide. So what’s a girl to do when stuck inside all day on a long weekend, I ask you? So my new dressing gown is done, and it’s great. Soft, floaty, cute and comfy. Everything a dressing gown should be. It really was a rough day…

Which fabric for my new dressing gown? McCalls 6659

I have two absolutely gorgeous fabrics to choose between, for my next project. And I can’t decide. I am making a light summer dressing gown. I’m using McCalls 6659. I’ve made this pattern before and I love the swing of the skirt once it’s on. And it’s a nice, simple cross-over front which I find…

Bringing together my 2 favourite things – sewing and camping

I absolutely love camping. Even more than sewing. And I really love sewing. I’d like to be camping this weekend, but alas the weather has been, err, complicated. As in, you know, bad! But we had one day of beautiful sunshine today, so I brought the camper out to check all was well ahead of…