Monday, August 22, 2011

Something a little bit special

I have met a lovely woman in Darwin who makes her own nappies - they are veritable works of art, with ruffles and applique and all sorts of bells and whistles. We decided to collaborate on a special set for September, and this is what we came up with.

An exquisite pocket nappy by Zoo!Baby

And a matching peasant dress (size 1) by mangolime:

And matchy matchy clips. Could not help myself.

Coordinating echino fabrics, don't you just love it?

To be in the running to nab these, you will need to check out the Zoo!Baby website on Sunday September 4th. They will be previewing soon and then they will go "live" to purchase mode on the set time.

In the meantime, I am off to Bali and then East Timor for a couple of weeks, so jalan jalan to you all my friends!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

keep 'em coming

And another custom order completed this week. I am on a roll!

This one is for Ruth.

One cherry nappy wallet:

And one pair of Seaside Fickle shorts:

Winging their way to you today, Ruth.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

more customs

I am churning out customs right now.

These ones are for Stacey:

And these are for Naomi, going all the way to Thailand! (Surely I need to hand deliver them....?)


This skirt took me a lot longer to create than it should have. But in the end, I am glad. Because I love it. So much so that I had to make another one for myself. This one is for Melly.

In the process of making this skirt, I have perfected my double seam inset pockets (which, as you may already know, I am a strong advocate for), and have also managed to take my love of piping to a new level. Have I told you how much I love piping? I haven't? It is so much fun to make, and so easy. Perhaps a piping tutorial will be on the cards in the future. And I just love the finish it gives. Very 40's.

Rather than use piping on the hem I opted for a flat finish. I'm, not sure what this is called in sewing-speak, but its basically a piece of bias binding sewn down on the front side and ironed to the back so it peeps out at the front. Anyone know the proper term?

And then on the back, I did some applique. I love this goose. Something both cute and spooky about that profile, and the dangly legs.

The facing is from Jessica Jones fabric.

The magpie goose fabric is hand screen-printed by the women of Maningrida (an Aboriginal community in East Arnhem land). It is pricey, but so it should be. Stunning designs and colours and prints. Can't wait to get more of this.

I am getting more into making adult's skirts now, especially with these beautiful fabrics. The one I made for mum is still going strong:

And my last-minute conference skirt:

Ok. Time to get back to work and stop showing photos of champagne.