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Creation by Natalie from Sewoutnumbered

Posted by Maaike Baudry on

Creation by Natalie from Sewoutnumbered

A little introduction to Natalie: I rediscovered my love for sewing after the birth of my first child 6 years ago and now I’m a woman obsessed!   Who do I sew for? I started off sewing mostly for him but in the last few years I’ve started making a lot more for myself and I absolutely love it.   Why I sew?  I’m pretty much addicted to learning so I think the challenge of each new project and technique gets my brain working and the feeling of accomplishment at the end is the best! Why I blog?  To connect...

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Creation by Suzanne from Dressed in pretty little things

Posted by Maaike Baudry on

Creation by Suzanne from Dressed in pretty little things

A little introduction to Suzanne: Suzanne started her sewing adventure in 2012  by sewing things for her then newborn daughter. Nowadays she sews way too many dresses for herself and on  occasion the little girls in her life and maybe a commission or two if someone asks nicely. Suzanne decided to start her  blog last year so she would have somewhere she could document her makes with a little more detail than on her Instagram account, even if only for her own future reference. --------------------------------------------------------------- Suzanne made this stunning dress with circle skirt and added yellow piping. She even has...

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Creation by Caroline from Usefulbox

Posted by Maaike Baudry on

Creation by Caroline from Usefulbox

A little introduction to Caroline: Caroline, of UsefulBox, sews.  She sews anything she can.  Mostly clothing, for herself and family, but sometimes a toy, or paper or…her finger (just the once though). Inspired by her seamstress mother, Caroline began sewing at 10yrs old.  And after many, many good & terrible projects, she studied Fashion Design at the renowned East Sydney TAFE later working for Collette Dinnigan and Leona Edmiston.  Now as a proud wife and mum, you can still find her at the sewing machine with music blaring, barefoot and threads floating to the floor.  And having just launched her...

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Creation by Suz from Sewpony

Posted by Maaike Baudry on

Creation by Suz from Sewpony

A little introduction to Suz from Sewpony: Hi, my name is Suz and I blog from country Victoria over at my blog, Sewpony.  My mum taught me to sew when I was about 12 . I made a few things over my teenage years but started sewing a lot more after having kids. 95% of my sewing is for them. I do it because I love it and I love seeing my girls in things I have made. I also love seeing them excited about a dress or a soft toy or a quilt.  I sew as a hobby although I...

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Dressmaking success: The figure flattering Louisa Dress

Posted by Maaike van Besien on

Dressmaking success: The figure flattering Louisa Dress

So I made this dress last Saturday. My hubby was kind enough to take our 3 monsters walking in leech-infested mud in the Blue mountains -while dodging another massive summer hail storm - so that I could have some selfish sewing time! Isn't he the best!! (And didn't I feel slightly guilty although they had a ball!) Sewing this dress was like a race against time, I wanted to finish it before the troops got back.  In the end, I managed to slip into my finished masterpiece about 2 minutes before they walked through the door! Phew! Me: "Tadaaaah! Check...

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