From the category archives:


Brooklyn Tweed

by Kate on September 8, 2012

I have been a fan of Julie’s work for a while now and I was SO thrilled to hear she has joined the Brooklyn Tweed team as a knitwear designer. Not only is Julie very talented but she has always been incredibly kind and generous with her knitting knowledge which as a novice knitter has […]


Vintage Disco Diva

by Kate on February 27, 2012

I do love a rummage at a market, especially when you find a gem. My girlfriend is turning 40 at the end of March and she is having a little birthday bash. That means I have an entire month to pluck up the courage and wear this to her party.


Another Baby…

by Kate on March 30, 2011

means another cardi, this time in a charcoal by Zarina. I held two strands together which has given the cardi some extra thickness, made a small adjustment to the collar and finished it off with some Liberty buttons. Project details can be found at Ravelry.


Grey Goodness..

by Kate on January 20, 2011

I get the warm and fuzzy’s everytime I look at this cardigan, it is just so tiny. I’m quite taken with it. Hooked with the soft Zara and fastened with some beautiful Liberty buttons. I love the buttons, they were gifted to me by the lovely Mel…gosh, nearly a year ago?! Project details can be […]



by Kate on October 6, 2010

Just before each Summer rolls around I always intend on making myself up a few comfortable, ‘around-the-house’ tops. I have to say these intentions of mine are fuelled largely by Ashley, who each Summer always whips up the prettiest kaftan’s and dresses – you can see the fruits of her labour here. Anyway, armed with […]


Ice Cream Social – Dress 2 & 3

by Kate on July 22, 2010

There have been some wonderful dresses and tops popping up in the flickr group. Some beautiful colour combinations and if you are in need of inspiration, be sure to take a look. You will have to forgive me for racing ahead but we fly out at some ungodly hour on Saturday morning and I wanted […]


Ice Cream Social – Dress 1

by Kate on July 20, 2010

The Ice Cream Social is well under way but if you haven’t started yet, don’t fret! The pattern is extremely comprehensive and once you have your fabric prepared the dress comes together really quickly. You can find Amy’s first sew a-long post here. It has detailed information on pattern tracing as well as cutting out […]



by Kate on June 8, 2010

I was five months pregnant with Maddie when we left London and before we left I purchased my first ‘maternity’ outfit.  Made out of 100% silk, it wasn’t cheap and I think over two pregnancies I only worn the thing twice – such a waste. Anyway, during June Sew Mama Sew are hosting a ‘Make […]


Burda 8155…

by Kate on March 25, 2010

For the last month or so I have been taking a dressmaking class at RMIT, it’s been a great course and I have really enjoyed learning new skills. My favourite part of the class would have to be using the industrial sewing machines, overlockers and irons…lots of fun and lots of power! We were told […]


Linen Scarf Tutorial..

by Kate on November 19, 2009

A few people asked for a ‘Linen Scarf’ tutorial after I posted this one. Please find tutorial below. If you have any questions please drop me a line and if you do get around to making one, I would love to see the finished product. You will need: 51cm (20”) cut of an open weave […]