Forgotten Threads; Fashions on the Front Episode One

Fashions on the Front Ep 1: Introduction
In this episode of Fashions on the Front, we introduce you to the Second World War and the Australian Home Front. Air raid fashions and the subject of future episodes are covered in this episode. Don’t forget to subscribe on Spotify or iTunes for future episodes! (Or, to this blog!)

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Chartreuse for Christmas…

Pattern: Style Arc Blaire Shirt
Made before? No, I bought this sample pattern for $5 from Style Arc on the shopping trip before Frocktails!
Will make again? Yes, I love how this pattern looked
Adjustments? I didn’t include the underlay pieces
Inspiration: I think I’ve seen shirts in this shape around the streets of Carlton, but nothing specific.
Fabric: Chartreuse/Gold colour I think silk? Or some sort of twill? I’m terrible at identifying fabric. I bought this from a friend who was clearing out her stash!

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Giving Gifts to Wine Enthusiasts: A Christmas Book Guide…

Have you checked out our latest video on YouTube? Helen & Joey Estate, from the Yarra Valley, sponsored me to do a Christmas gift guide for wine lovers. This complimentary blog post rounds up my favourite wine books – one for each stage of the wine enthusiast’s journey!

Keep reading if you want to be the favourite boozed-up Auntie/Wife/Floozie/Mother/Lover/Brother/Significant Other at your Christmas event… Continue reading

2019 #makenine … well, make five

It might have become apparent by now that I struggle to stick to deadlines & wishlists for my sewing – and blogging. I have attempted the Make Nine challenge the last couple of years. It’s just that with every new pattern release, or fabric shop, there is something more exciting to play with!

The best sewing decision I ever made was signing up to a jeans-making course in Glasgow at The Stitchery (now closed while the lovely Cassandra finishes her masters). I relished the challenge of jeans-making, and it led to me taking more care and patience in my sewing.

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uni & work & uni & work & uni & work

Hello fabulous folks!
This is just a quick note that Fern & Thread will be back – most of my stressful Uni deadlines will be dealt with within two weeks. SO come October, expect some more blog posts, another Sew Vino episode, and some extra special content over on Forgotten Threads…

Forgive us this mini-breather, and we’ll be back in full swing in October!

Happy Sewing! xx H & C

two tie tees…

Pattern: Kommatia T003
Made before? Yes, I made a striped version in a stable knit which I wear all through Summer
Will make again? Without a doubt, read more for specific uses for this tee…
Adjustments? There is a hack detailed below…
Inspiration: This Lululemon t-shirt
Fabric: The orange is a rayon jersey I bought for $3 a metre at Spotlight years ago, the blue was a remnant from Lincraft even more years ago! Continue reading

#sewphotohop Day 5 – Sewing corner Organisation & Inspiration

We’re celebrating Day 5 of the #sewphotohop challenge (hosted by House of Pinheiro) with an Inspiration/Organisation/Somewhat How-to guide on getting your sewing room back on track! These tips & tricks are affordable and easy, so you don’t have to go too far down the aspirational-home-decor-magazine-pinterest black hole… Although, I mean, we’re going to, aren’t we?

Before we get started, make sure you follow me on Insta to see all my #sewphotohop posts, and check out my new You Tube series, Sew Vino! (Is it a coincidence that my sewing room borders our mini bar?)

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