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Finished: Wiksten Tova

30 Oct

Yee Hah! Thanks to your voting, I finished my Tova a coupla weeks ago now. It was an easy make, and I heartily recommend it – especially to you tunic lovers out there! I made it in Liberty of London Tana Lawn – Mitsi Green from Tessuti.

The only slightly tedious parts to sew were the corners of the inset.

Here she is, with a slightly tired looking owner!


Of course I added length as well. Probably around 8cm. I’ve worn it as a dress, and as top – versatile right?!

Now, get ready for the arty (out of focus) shot.

Here’s a close up of the collar and placket too.

I want to make this bad girl again. But sleeveless, and without the collar. Maybe with some pretty buttons down the placket too 🙂 Do you reckon it would work?

PS – to those of you in the US affected by Sandy – stay safe and well. We’re thinking of you here in Aus. xx


Special delivery!

25 Aug

I don’t know about you, but my day is always brightened when a delivery arrives at my desk – especially when it’s a couple of boxes like these!

Delivery boxes


So what’s in the boxes hey? That’s the big question 🙂

1. Sven clogs

Ever since I saw Sarai’s beautiful silver Sven clogs, I was all like, “oh lordy, I gots to get me a pair of those!”. So when I saw them on sale at Fab, I snapped a pair right up. Unfortunately Fab doesn’t ship to little old Australia, but fear not, that’s where USA Shopping Affair comes in – thank you very much!

Sven clogs

2. Tracing paper galore

I’m a bit tardy in actually completing my bombshell dress – fitting is getting me down – and I had really crappy tracing paper to work with, but I took it upon myself to order some what is hopefully amazingly useful waxed tracing paper from Richard the Thread, one of the suppliers Gertie recommends in the course. The minimum order was $35, so I think I now have enough tracing paper to last a lifetime… in three different colours.

Richard the Thread tracing paper

 3. Wiksten Patterns

I know you can download these little beauties, but I’m a bit old school and like to have my hands wrapped around something concrete. Kollabora was having a sale, so I grabbed these and added to my order sitting with USA Shopping Affair.

Wiksten patterns

So that’s what’s in the box! Now, let’s get sewing hey 🙂