I Am Cupidon

Autumn in Australia is all about layering. My wardrobe was lacking a lightweight sweater or a cardigan for when it just starts to cool down.

Pleated summer dress

This red dress is my last summer project. It is one of my favourite 'selfish' makes to date. However it almost wasn't made.

Catherine cardigan

Autumn is here. A season of long walks, crunchy leaves and comfy cardigans. OK it is only the second day of Autumn, and it doesn't even feel like Autumn yet, however I decided to be organised and made a Catherine cardigan for Miss L.

A couple of tees

I bet you have heard people referring to tee shirts and jeans as mums' uniform? Well, my mum uniform needed an update. While it is unlikely that you will see me sewing my own jeans in the near future, tee shirts are easy!

Fabulous and free

I am grateful to the designers who choose to share their patterns with us sewing addicts free of charge. The outfit I am showing in this post was created by using three free patterns. Try saying 'three free patterns' quickly! Fun hey?

Lacey dress from style arc

I have a secret hobby. I like to go 'window shopping' for patterns and fabric. Style Arc is currently one of my favourite sites to visit. They have so many patterns that I love. A few times my 'window shopping' resulted in a purchase. I recently posted about my versions of Style Arc's Courtney top. Today I would like to introduce you to another fab pattern - the Lacey dress.

Two tops more, one dress less

I am absolutely in love with the Courtney top pattern from Style Arc. In fact I love it so much I cut up my first Fringe dress to make a Courtney top! But before you condemn me for committing such an atrocity, please hear me out!

Family reunion dress in linen and liberty

Last year I made a Family Reunion dress for my little love to wear to her Aunt's wedding. This year I used this pattern again to make her a Christmas dress.

Janie dress

Miss R: Mummy, can you make me a stretchy dress?
Me: Sure love.
Miss R: It needs to be super twirly, so that when I spin you could see my knickers.
Me: Sure love.

Of course we all understand that my daughter's request meant she wanted a knit dress with a circular skirt. In other words, she wanted a Janie dress by Mouse House Creations. So, While she was sleeping...

Fringe dress in double gauze

A few days ago I posted a question on Instagram wondering if I should be concerned about a friend of mine who made three Fringe dresses in less than a month. I know that you know I was not talking about a 'friend'. Yep. I really did it. I love this amazing pattern by Chalk and Notch so much I made three dresses in less than a month. And I love them all. The first Fringe dress is my 'special occasion' dress. The second was also made with rayon, but the print made it look so cool and casual! And now the third :)

There is something magical about the colour red. For some it associates with danger. For me, it is a colour of love, passion, confidence, fun and beauty. Whenever I wear this dress I feel I could conquer the world. Seriously, don't mess with a woman wearing red!