Entries by Annabelle


Wattlebird dress

With the addition of this dress the Wattlebird jumpsuit  is now the most made pattern in my collection. With a few modifications each time, I’ve made a top, a jumpsuit and now a dress. While this block doesn’t fit me perfectly I think I’ve finally been able to get the top to a place where […]


Archer Shirt

Shirt making is something that until recently I’d never been drawn to do. I kind of only thought of shirts as workwear which is something I don’t have a need for (except for one subject at uni last year in which I raided my mother’s wardrobe). However when I saw this super cute leopard print […]

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Frankie Wrap Skirt

This year I’m trying to work on making  few more dressed up items, as they are missing in my wardrobe. I’m in the year of 21st birthdays, so while all events are postposed at the moment due to COVID-19, I’m sure I’ll have some uses for nice clothes after the lockdowns are over. I initially […]

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Persephone Pants

Pants making is something that seemed very difficult to me for a long time. All the topstitching and a button fly made the process seem very daunting but I’m so glad that I finally decided to give it a go! I made my first pair out of a funky cotton print basically as a wearable […]

Wattlebird Jumpsuit

The wattlebird jumpsuit is basically the perfect item of clothing for me. I wear a lot of jumpsuits all year round so really wanted a nice summery one to wear when it’s super hot. This linen wattlebird is lovely as it’s so loose and light. I made this up in a mid weight green linen […]

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Ruby Dress

This Ruby dress from Tessuti was one of the things I made in my pre-holiday sewing spree in July. I was leaving the Melbourne winter for the northern hemisphere summer and wanted a light, easy to wear sundress. This was very nice in the weather in a lovely cotton/linen blend. I made a few modifications […]

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Linen Box Top

I’ve had this brown linen left over from my wattlebird top for almost a year now and have struggled with what to do with it. I was very happy when I found an old pattern someone had donated to an op shop. I love a good boxy top that just hangs away from the body […]

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Joni Top

This jersey has been sitting in my fabric stash for a long, long time. My first instinct with any jersey is to make a turtleneck or mock neck top, because during winter thats what I wear 5/7 days of the week when it’s cold. However, I’ve really been trying to diversify my wardrobe and wanted […]

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Stella Joggers

I’ve been wearing the same pair of tracksuit pants for a few years now. They are very very faded, not nearly as soft as they were, and also a little shrunk from all the washing.  I tried very hard to find exactly the same pair again but every time I went to the store I […]

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Freya Top

Often when I sew I make a style that isn’t in my current wardrobe so it’s a bit of a guess as to what the final garment will look like on me. However, as I basically live in mock neck tops in winter, I knew exactly how this would sit on me. Hence, I  have […]