Tuesday, March 18, 2008

a mottled green dress

I would like an outfit like this. Including the socks.

Friday, March 14, 2008

coat of arms series (part 3)

I like this one. Today's coat of arms have a wintery feel to them. Not surprising as I am wearing not one but two black on grey prints... both of which feature owls and birds and trees. All the winter deliveries appearing in the shops are definately promoting a mad sewing frenzy- in a black on grey Liberty (of course) which will turn into a dress!
And I have just discovered the scribble tool in Illustrator, which is very, very good indeed- once you get rid of the default colour! Its good to learn something new every day.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


I have jewels on my mind. This little illustration/print appeared one night after jewellery class. I love the jewel bright colours. And this weekend I'm off to check out some gems for a couple of jewellery designs I plan to work on.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

a blouse-y top

I've managed to do some sewing at last. At this stage it is a matter of not getting precious over my stash of Liberty fabric. No point in wasting fabric or time waiting for the 'perfect' project. Here I have used Liberty Christelle along the neckline and Liberty Jean B, all available from here. I really like the mix of fabrics, and the vintage buttons look very cute. This is a great style to wear tucked into skirts as it has a nice amount of volume. I'm going to make another one or two of these in different fabrics, and I suspect that I will probably do a bit of altering to the pattern (hey! I am a patternmaker afterall!)

And in case you're wondering, I used McCalls pattern M5538, which is easy to find as it has a Rachel Bilson lookalike on the cover.