Hi there, guys, I know i haven't been around much. But that's not because I'm doing nothing, its because I'm doing too much! I'd rather do things than write about things.
I also realised that while it's nice to tell people all about my stuff, I'm a local girl whose strength is face to face contact. Blogs go all around the world, (which is why I love reading them!) but my work is done here, in Perth. With real people, in the real world. Call me old-fashioned, or to be more on-trend, retro ;-) but that's the conclusion I have come to.
Classes are still running, and I have helped people achieve some amazing things over the past few years. I have a FaceBook page Sewanista Fashion Workshops, where I post interesting tidbits, when I feel like it, and I'd love it if you would pop over and "like" it. I find it encouraging ;-) I do know that many people would rather an alternative contact method, so I can be emailed on firstname.lastname@example.org.
I also produced a number of downloadable patterns for Peppermint magazine, which are available on their site, and are quick and easy projects with a quirky fashion edge
So thanks for stopping by, and if you live in Perth and would like to learn sewing in a fun and friendly environment, please feel free to contact me. Any project is fine, from complete beginner to advanced dressmaking and design, and you'll definitely learn a lot more than you expected.
Original Design Draping Project
Beginner Project: Decorating a readymade singlet
Two of many amazing projects from this clever student
Teenager projects, mostly self-designed and drafted.
drafted from a 1950's swimwear pattern
textile design with Bernadette Aitken, textile designer, and guest teacher.
The resulting dress.
The self-drafted pattern......
and the resulting shorts.
And a skirt from the remaining fabric.
with matching shoes!
Learning about pants shapes with 1/3 scale mannequin
Costumes for film and theatre
And a Cosplay Hero costume.