Skirt to Summer top | refashion


One of my sewing goals for this year is to work on upcycling and refashioning my growing collection of thrifted items. The first refashion for the year is this project. Continue reading “Skirt to Summer top | refashion”


DIY head wrap headband | Tutorial


This is an easy sewing project for sewists of all levels. It’s also a great stash buster!

I made a couple of these for my mum for her birthday earlier this month. One in a floral print fabric and another in silk satin. This would make a great last minute Christmas gift too! Continue reading “DIY head wrap headband | Tutorial”

Monogrammed travel pouch | Free Pattern


This travel pouch was an anniversary gift for my boyfriend. Thread Theory has a free tutorial on their blog. Their tutorial shows you how to make a lined box-shaped zippered pouch with an optional handle.

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Tie-front button-up midi dress | self-drafted pattern!


I just returned from a holiday in Vietnam and as part of my holiday wardrobe I made this tie-front button-up midi dress (yes, that sounds like a lot going on in one dress). I designed it myself and used my Singer dress form for the first time to drape and draft the pattern! It even has a pocket!!

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Marigold trousers | Tilly and the Buttons

Another Tilly and the Buttons pattern review! The Marigold pattern is versatile as it can be a jumpsuit or just trousers, or even a two piece set. I chose to make the trousers. I made a pair for my sister as well!


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Grandpa’s shirt

I bought some striped cotton blend fabric while in Malaysia last year with the intention of making a shirt for my grandpa. My grandma gave me an old shirt of his to replicate. I took it home to Australia with me and unpicked it. I had not made a men’s shirt before, so noted down how the garment was assembled as I dissembled it.

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