First ever leather skirt – Vogue V8766

I’ve never sewn leather before, and I was pretty sure it would be tricky. But it’s not all that tricky as it turns out – what on earth was I worrying about?! I posted yesterday about my visit to D.S. Horne here in Adelaide to buy my leather, and then Melann’s Fabric and Sewing Centre…

Buying garment leather

I had never bought garment leather before, so yesterday’s trip to D.S. Horne in Adelaide was something of a revelation. It’s across town from where I live, so it has taken me a while to get over there. I’d heard it was a great place to buy leather, and wow it absolutely is! It’s a…

Sewing plans for 2017 – the #makenine2017 challenge

So there’s a #makenine2017 challenge on Instagram, and I thought I’d join in the fun. It’s about planning what to make ahead of time, but also going easy if you change your mind. But it did get me thinking – what do I really want to add into my wardrobe? I posted this on Instagram…

Velvet pants refashion – my almost Birkin flares

Wowowowowow!!! Birkin flares! I love this new pattern and even though this post is only about my ‘almost’ Birkin flares, I am definitely making a proper pair very very soon. But let’s go back to the beginning of the story. There is a beautiful little fabric shop in Adelaide, which my daughter introduced me to…