Monday, 31 January 2011

Boys geek chic argyle vest- sample done!

These unique vests are warm and wooly with big hand stitches in contrasting thread.
Perfect for layering over a short sleeve shirt for the dapper lads, or over a hooded long sleeve tee if your boy is more funky.


Thursday, 27 January 2011

Boys hip cardigan for winter

Ooh it's pretty sweet, right? Very very happy with how this hip, yet nerdy, retro cardigan turned out. There'll be more like it {all one of a kind}, at Mathilda's market on Feb 27th.
More sneaky peeks of winter coming soon!


Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Vintage fabrics gathering in readiness

For the day they become super funky and fly boys' wear.

These are all on the cards for summer short shorts, so itll be a long wait yet!

The burnt orange is set to become double layered warm patchwork tees, and the brown and yellow are for more short shorts. Summer is all about legs baby!

Vintage nylon/elastane for some retro bathers and some gorgeous new chocolate check for winter jackets and pants.
Can't wait to go proper fabric shopping and get all the meterage I'll need for the upcoming Mathilda's markets. Getting closer now!
Ooh, that reminds me, we'll be having a sale online soon to clear out room for new season, so watch this space for further info!


Boys' vintage cardigan pattern done

Based on the sweet little zip up hoody I developed last year, this new season cardigan features contrast vintage fabric panels on the front. Plus pockets for chilly hands.
I haven't mocked one up yet, that'll be next week, so fingers crossed it works out like I envisage it!


Monday, 17 January 2011

Mmm fresh flowers from the garden, love it!


Number crunching for winter 2011

First day back at work and I'm onto the boring stuff already!
At least this afternoon is sewing up a custom Bapa cap to post tomorrow.
And tomorrow is pattern making. Dull but very necessary!


Saturday, 8 January 2011

we have joined the darkside

or the light side, or whatever side is which now, i really have no idea.
ahem, to the point: i am now a mac girl.
a small, white macbook with a snow leopard on it. i'm sure that means something to mac peeps out there. all i know is i'm completely converted!
except i now have to relearn how to do stuff all over again. like all the keyboard shortcuts. where are the 'end' and 'home' keys? and why doesn't the delete button actually delete stuff? sometime it does, but sometimes it doesn't and now i'm confused.
but i love being able to sync everything together the same now (along with the shiny new ipad for xmas, woooo!).

any good tips out there for us newbies?

oh, and happy new year everyone!
my resolutions this year are: get fat then thin again(sooner rather than later i hope). get fitter and less slug shaped and jiggley custardo filled. going to try tap dancing coming in feb, so we'll see how badly i mangle it! organise my bookwork better (must buy quickboks.  oops, make that quickbOOks, not rapid chickens, ha ha ha!) what else? um, ooh, to grow the business more and to be able to outsource some of the production such as the tee shirt printing and hopefully some of the sewing too. (locally of course, i want to keep it as close to hand made as possible).
i think that's it. what about you?



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