Brown & blue Springfield Top

Buying this Springfield Top pattern from Cashmerette was something I sat on for ages. It seemed too simple to purchase. Not that I have any skills making my own patterns, but I suppose I just thought I should be able to make do. What eventually swayed me into purchasing the Springfield was that I had…… Continue reading Brown & blue Springfield Top

Scribble Peplum top

This Peplum top is a free plus size sewing patterns for beginners from in Peppermint Magazine in Australia and is drafted by the lovely Emily from In The Folds. I had enough fabric leftover from my Scribble Rayon Adeline to make the peplum with an extra long frill, which makes it long enough to style…… Continue reading Scribble Peplum top

Rose Dress from Schnittchen

This Rose Dress from Schnittchen is the first dress I ever made! I had signed up for night-school sewing classes not far from my house and since I had read the Curvy Sewing Collective for years before I knew it would be tough to find patterns in my size. So, like always, I’d done a…… Continue reading Rose Dress from Schnittchen

Pineapple Adeline Dress

This was my first StyleArcAdeline, in a lovely black linen with a not-quite-evenly-printed pineapple pattern in white. I was inspired to make this after seeing some gorgeous versions from Meg, and Lara of Thornberry (I also love this amazing version made by Lara for her mum). I managed some ok pattern matching on one side…… Continue reading Pineapple Adeline Dress

Rivermont Peplum in black ponte

I’ve made so.many.versions of Cashmerette’s Rivermont Dress & Peplum pattern.I got this black ponte from Tessuti in Australia. And was only able to make both a peplum and dress from this black fabric with some serious pattern tetris work. Sizing Details: I sewed a straight size 20 for the top and peplum using the C/D…… Continue reading Rivermont Peplum in black ponte

Rivermont Dress in black ponte

I’ve made so.many.versions of Cashmerette’s Rivermont Dress & Peplum pattern. I got this black ponte from Tessuti in Australia. And was able to make both a peplum and dress from this black fabric by playing pattern tetris with the fabric. Sizing Details: I sewed a size 20 bodice, grading out to a 22 at the…… Continue reading Rivermont Dress in black ponte

Lacey Dress from StyleArc

This Lacey Dress from StyleArc is lovely, but hard to find online. As you can imagine, typing ‘lacey dress’ gets you an awful lot of lace dresses and the hashtags are all a mess too. If you’re reading this StyleArc, hire me and I’ll fix your hashtags! This isn’t part of my normal colour scheme…… Continue reading Lacey Dress from StyleArc