The Low Rider

Originating in the 1930's and popularised in the post war prosperity of the 50's, low riding was all about style.  Modified classics designed to hug the road; they cruised menacingly by, 'low and slow'.

My LOW RIDER is also designed to sit nice and low with full bottom coverage and optional girly bows.  The sample is made in a printed cotton voile called Dancing Paisley from the Soul Blossoms collection; the ribbon came from L'uccello. 

The pattern for the LOW RIDER is available from my Etsy shop in sizes 8-14 and I fully recommend cruising by as slowly as possible. 


new pattern RA RA SKIRT

My addiction to frilly skirts continues, actually frills on anything really and the girly sweet examples below helped inspire my very own RA RA SKIRT pattern.


I made my RA RA SKIRT in a lightweight printed cotton found at Tessuti in Melbourne; it's cheerleader short with a simple elasticated waist. The pattern is available in Australian sizes 6-14 from my Etsy shop; it's worn here with the TRUCK STOP TOP.


Italian Paisley

A girly version of the TRUCK STOP TOP.
It's made from a combination of woven fabrics cut on the bias; an Italian printed cotton and a Liberty print floral both found at Tessuti in Melbourne.
 Around the armholes and neck, a bias cut double layered binding with raw edges.  It's top stitched with heavy thread and and then frayed using a nail brush and a good wash.

The TRUCK STOP TOP pattern was developed for jersey fabrics so I cut the body on the bias one size bigger than I normally wear.  The fit is loose and relaxed especially around the armholes; perfect for summer!


Tessuti Awards 2012

 Peplums were seen popping up all over the place including these brilliant off-kilta examples from Kenzo.

For my entry in this years Tessuti Awards I adapted the PRETTY BLOUSE to create a dress with built in peplum.  Made from a fabric called Toffee Dots or maybe Drops (can't remember), it includes a percentage of metal which really helped to emphasize the shape.

The wrap belt is from collezione alessandro.


You Need A Fashion Shower

New York fashion week is in full swing and my favourite so far would have to be a collection from Edun.  Lots of natural tones mixed with white, khaki and burnt orange which I love.  

If you find the selection and mixing of prints and colours daunting this is a great way to start a project.  Pick out what you love about some of your favourites and use this as inspiration.
Just for fun, a little tune to sing in the shower.....