Knits

A Mandy in Asti

Autumn’s kicked in. I’ve had it in my head to make up one of these for a while and there’s nothing like a swift shift into cooler temperatures to give you that extra sewing impetus. The pattern is our favourite…

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Summer weight Italian knits are back!

Our latest shipment of beautiful Italian designer fabrics are now available! The most coveted fabrics each summer are our latest striking summer weight Italian knits. These favourites are perfect for soft furnishings, throws, dresses, cardigans, skirts and scarves. Here’s Hilary wearing Miss Aquilegia…

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The Italians are here!

  We’re in love! Our new season Italian spring/summer stock is now arriving in-store and online and it’s a fabric feast of vibrant colours and compositions. This year, we’ve sourced our biggest ever range of printed silks including stunning satins…

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Making friends with Mandy

I made one Mandy Boat Tee and then headed straight back to the sewing machine to make another. It’s a super quick sew and the kind of garment that has a place in every wardrobe. My first version is made…

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Pattern Review – Merchant and Mills’ Top 64

After coveting them for a ridiculously long time, I purchased a couple of Merchant and Mills patterns. Beautifully presented and delivered in cardboard tubes, they’re supplied on card and in your nominated size. These patterns are really beautiful. Classic designs,…

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Autumn Collina Turtle Neck Top

Tessuti Chatswood’s Nasrin has been busy working on some new winter pieces, like this cowl neck top (above). The top pattern is her own, but you can create a similar look by using our Alexa T -Top pattern for this…

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The Great Gatsby

We’ve spotted our Italian knit ‘Little Green Peaks’ in Vogue Australia’s May Issue. This special edition issue celebrates the impending release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, with a glimpse into the characters and the actors portraying them. The costumes look…

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