Wool

Robyn’s New York Cape (modified)

We first met Robyn a few months ago when she came into our Melbourne store wearing one of the most beautiful coats I’ve ever clapped my coat-loving eyes on. It was navy wool, trench style and as we ooh-ed and…

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Layering with wool, by Judith

  Here’s a quick and easy project that Judith whipped up in our wool/alpaca coating Cascading Lights. It’s a simple layering piece made up with two squares that she ever so slightly rounded at the shoulders. And to keep those…

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Pattern Review – Vogue 8860

Here’s Nasrin’s fantastic new winter coat made up in our Italian textured wool jacquard from last winter (sold out). The pattern used is Very Easy Vogue 8860, a great basic pattern with options for hooded, stand collar or collarless coat (note:…

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Pattern Review – Vogue 8602

This winter I came down with a complete colour crush on teal. Not turquoise (too light), not aqua (too green), not peacock (too blue). Just teal. Inspired by a pic I saw somewhere, I decided to make this super simple…

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Clever knitwear

Check out this stylish, simple and toasty jumper/scarf set made up by a Melbourne regular. The fabric is Berry Weave and perfectly suited to this slim-fitted style. The scarf fringing was achieved with some creative thread-pulling, and the jumper hem…

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Cape. Cute.

Here’s some cute for you. A little cape that Melbourne regular Helen made for her granddaughter Scarlett (my how she’s grown!). The pattern is ‘M’, from this Japanese book:   The outer fabric, a navy self-patterned wool, is unfortunately sold…

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Pattern Review – Vogue 8299 *modified

I met up with Georgia today to photograph her latest creation and the morning’s weather was going to determine what I was going to find Georgia wearing for this pattern review! If the fine sunny weather held up I was…

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Butterscotch Pudding? Meet Vintage McCalls 9347

This dress is what I like to call ‘A Nice Save’. Out of curiosity, how often do you believe a garment – mid-construction – may in all likelihood be heading towards the dark destination that is Disasterville (or Wasteoftimetown). And…

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Pattern Book Review – Dress Style Book

Also new in store, are the latest arrivals of Japanese Pattern books, including Dress Style Book. An ideal dress pattern book to suit everyone. This pattern book offers patterns in Basic Shift, A-line, Low-Waisted, High-Waisted, Shirt, Smock and Peasant styles,…

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