Seventies Suede

I’ve had this one metre piece of faux suede for about 15 years and always envisaged it as a skirt. There have been several original ideas I have had for it that never came to fruition, but in the end I just copied something – and I copied twice! First it was a Vogue image of Alexa Chung wearing […]

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Fix-it Friday: Turquoise Tartan

I bought this 70’s skirt from The Paper Bag Princess op-shop a while back – please help with my addiction, it doesn’t even fit!  I loved the teal and turquoise colours, and I’m making a concerted effort to add colour to my wardrobe so the decision was easy really….. …when I saw these massive seam […]

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The Ruby Slip #5 – Sewing the Bias Skirt

Let’s start sewing the bias skirt pieces together!  I’ll show you how I do this – along with a few tips and some troubleshooting. Assembling the Bias Skirt: With right sides facing, sew the skirt side seams from the hem up, matching all notches:   I recommend using the flatbed of your machine to do […]

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Grey Goes With…..

This winter I’ve been wearing my grey scallop skirt a lot – it just seems to go with everything!  Like the complete rainbow, for instance:….. Pink My pink jacket: Red A future coat (OK, I admit that I haven’t been wearing this much because it is still in the imagination stage!) Orange Also, imaginary at this […]

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Tricks of the Trade: Sculpting the Perfect Scallop

Let me show you how I did the scallops on my Scallop Skirt – this way is quicker, easier, and gets better results than the methods I’ve seen in sewing books. First of all you cut a straight hem, not a scalloped one!  Cut your hem and hem facing about 1cm longer than the finished […]

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