I know I haven't updated this blog in a while. I've moved from the UK back home to Australia and am working out what the next chapter in my life is.
As part of my sewing teaching and costume making past I've always been intrigued by the wonderful details of traditional detailed sewing techniques that are all but forgotten in this utilitarian age. I'm starting a project creating downloadable PDF sewing patterns that use heirloom techniques in new and creative ways. Its called Heirloom Conspiracy. The business is still a fair way off going live, but I do have a facebook page which you can follow if you think this might be of interest to you.
I've also started a facebook group called Modern Heirloom Sewing which is basically a place for people who are interested in utilising heirloom sewing techniques in modern ways. From the curious newbie to the passionate expert I want this group to be a place people can come and openly discuss ideas and be inspired by the works of others. My specialist area is sewing machine techniques but I want this group to include, embroidery, smocking, lace, pintucks, patchwork, quilting and applique, and if your work is a little risque, so much the better. But
So its all in the very early baby step stages, but if this sounds like something you'd be interested in please take a look.
|Lace insertion blouse|
|Applique and embroidery|
|Zac Posen trousers|
|Close up detail of pintucks turning into pleats|
|lace insertion 60s style. I'd wear this today.|