Sunday, October 31, 2010

More Studio Progress...

I finally got the shelves up this weekend in the studio and restored a cool old cupboard...check it out!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

60's Dress Sample for the Shop!

I've been watching the new season of Mad Men and enjoying Joan's figure hugging dresses. I don't have her amazing curves, but I wanted to make a dress in that style... I wore it to see Mariachi El Bronx at The Forum Theatre last night. If you haven't heard them, check them out!

Gratuitous butt photo - it's to show the fit and the pockets!

Trying a new style with my hair - cool or fool?

Ignore the hem - I hadn't finished sewing!
What do you think?
**EDIT - Some girls have asked about mail / custom orders - see the comments for details :) **

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New Website - New Pics - New Post!

I've made a new website for the studio/shop. All updates and info will be posted here from now on...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

1950's Suit...or is it?

I've been super busy with the shop plans and many sewing projects (for me and for friends/customers) but I have finally finished them and I wanted to show you this. Behold! The first suit style that I'll be selling made to measure!

It's a fifties/early sixties style and I think it looks reasonably traditional/historically accurate.

There are pockets for cold hands...

Nice buttons...

And it has a pencil skirt - although it doesn't have to. You could have a different skirt style if you wanted...


And look! The jacket has a cute peplum style flare.

(If you have any questions or would like one, feel free to email me -

Saturday, October 9, 2010

1930's Paper Dolls...

Aussie girls may know about Frankie magazine. For those who don't - check it out, it's lovely. Case in point: These great books they sent me. The Gallery of Tasmania has released a collection of hand painted paper dolls by Joan Pitman. She was born in 1917 and started making paper dolls at the age of 14. She went on to design costumes and sets for various theatre companies in the 1940's and when she died, her family donated her work to the gallery, who have reproduced the dolls in these books. Ace!

Thanks Frankie!