Month: June 2018

Rebecca Page Circle Cardie – An Introduction

Ahhhh the Circle Cardie! I absolutely adore this pattern from Rebecca Page. I’ve made myself four so far, and have plans for at least another two. I’m a Queenslander, so a cardigan is typically all I’ll need over winter. It’s available in ladies and children’s sizes and a bundle of the two together. This pattern is effortlessly stylish, and so incredibly comfortable to wear. For years I have been trying (and failing) to find a cardigan pattern that I liked – comfy, snuggly, a nice amount of drape and stylish enough to wear anywhere. The Circle Cardie delivers all of that and...

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The Lush Fabrics VS Black Milk Challenge with Christina Matthewson and Blythe Tait

Welcome to Christina’s and Blythe’s joint post for Lush Fabrics VS Black Milk!! Black Milk is a very popular Australian clothing company which creates fashion ‘for people who like to stand out’.  Using faux leather from Lush Fabrics, Christina and Blythe took on the challenge to create a faux leather Black Milk piece each. Christina VS Black Milk This year I set myself a task of making the majority of my wardrobe (One day everything will be made by me). So when I saw this gorgeous Faux Leather Skirt by Black Milk I set out to recreate it myself. And I think my skirt is even better! Not only does it look like the BM skirt, I saved so much money by making it myself! I used gorgeous Faux Leather fabric from Lush Fabrics Australia. As there wasn’t much stretch to the fabric (slight two way stretch) I decided to treat it like woven fabric. I started searching for patterns and found I already had the perfect pattern in my HUGE stash of patterns. The Ladies Circle Skater Skirt by Pattern Emporium. I was initially going to add a zip like the BM skirt, but I was very hesitant to iron the fabric, which I’d need to do when adding a zip. In the end, I decided there was enough stretch and room in the skirt to make it...

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Circle Cardie Sew Along

I am SO excited to announce that we will be partnering with Rebecca Page and Hey Penny Fabrics to bring you another amazing sewalong! As has been done in the past, it will be loosely structured sewalong. Participants can feel free, and are encouraged, to post in the Aus Sewing group as often as they like, using the hashtag #JUNESEWALONG so we can all keep track of everyone’s progress. Final garment pictures need to be submitted to the sew along album in the group for judging.   This month we will be celebrating the turn of the season by sewing up the stunning Circle Cardie from Rebecca Page. This pattern is such a quick, easy (and addictive) sew that results in a beautiful and cosy cardigan. It is perfect for fabric that drapes beautifully, and also the comfy, cosy fabrics, making it a truly dynamic garment. It ranges from XXS-5XL and also has a matching girls version, or a bundle with both ladies and girls. Rebecca Page has been generous enough to offer a 25% discount on both the girls and ladies versions, also on the bundle of the two. To take advantage of this amazing discount, use the code CCSEWALONG25 at the checkout. Rebecca Page is also offering a $30AUD voucher to the winner of the sew along to be spent on the Rebecca Page website!     Hey Penny Fabrics...

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