My Grainline Archer shirt

I’ve been stalking the Grainline Archer shirt pattern online for longer than I can remember, and finally bought it from the Drapery here in Adelaide a couple of weeks back. Check out all the different versions on Instagram – I mean seriously, this pattern is the megastar of Indie sewing patterns. It’s a dartless shirt…

Summer pyjamas in luscious Cotton+Steel rayon – McCalls M6659

I am officially in love with Cotton+Steel rayon, and will definitely be buying more. It feels so beautifully soft, looks gorgeous, and is even great to sew with in spite of the almost silk-like flow of the fabric. It irons like a dream and that definitely helps the sewn garment to come together neatly. And…

Le Pooch gets a new dog bed – that’s good enough to eat!

This started well, but ended with something close to tragedy. I’ll explain. Pasha has a very good life, and sleeps on his bed on the floor of our bedroom most nights. Currently, his bed is made up of a section of foam mattress, which I cut down from a single bed sized foam mattress purchased…

A True Bias Ogden Dress – for the hottest of hot days

The Christmas/New Year’s break is always hot here in South Australia, and this year has been no exception. We’ve had several days over 40 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit), and that is definitely beyond my comfort zone when it comes to heat. There are many great ways to cope here when it’s hot. Among other…