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!)
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!
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 →
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.
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!
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 →
Pattern:Simplcity 1284 Made before? No Will make again? Yes, I think in a more traditional coating fabric I’d get more wear out of this, maybe even with patch pockets…more on this later Adjustments? I added a lining and in-seam pockets Fabric: A cotton from Ikea. Check out the video of this episode here
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?)
A lot has been going on at Fern and Thread HQ, and we have two new projects coming out in the next couple of months! You lucky wordpress followers will find out first – so make sure you’re subscribed to get ahead on all the new content!
Pro Tip – Fern & Thread will soon have a Patreon page – if you’re impressed by our content, please give us a little more funding to create more just for you! Continue reading →