Hot! April Fool | Blue
Remember the Nature Challenge and how I really wanted to show you my favourite Sanctuary –The William Rickettes Sanctuary? Well, over the weekend Hubby and I managed to pop up there to get some photo’s for this weeks outfit, I figured because we are sewing with the colour blue in mind the sanctuaries backdrop would complement the outfit nicely. | Blue
I’ve self drafted separates this week; the skirt is just a long a A-line with side zip and facing for the waistband, french seams and the hem is serged and turned under, all pressed down neatly, not much else to tell you there. | Blue
The top I played around draping the fabric over the dressmakers dummy, pinning into place until I was happy with a shape. What I ended up with were two long rectangle pieces with a series of sown down pleating in the center which sits on the shoulder and crosses over one another and is sewn up at the side seams. So when you are getting dressed you place one piece over your head from the right placing your arm through and then place the other piece over from the left so it crosses over and drapes like that in the picture. | BlueBecause of the nature of the fabric which I’m fairly certain is a blend of polyester— I can hear Leimomi cringing as I type this. Ha! The fabric sits quite nicely and doesn’t swing around revealing any side boob. Phew! There’s no static and no wrinkles so no complaints there. Admittedly the fabric did look all lonely laying there and I kinda felt sorry for it, you know the saying blue and green should never be seen? I thought I’d give it a chance to express it’s self via the Sew Weekly. It’s a whole lotta print and my hubby re-assured me that I did not look like Agnes Moorehead from Bewitched in one of her psychedelic numbers. I felt it was a thin line when I first stepped into it but after dressing it up with some accessories and walking around the sanctuary and then to the grocery shop we eventually became one. | BlueIf you ever do visit Victoria make your way to this lovely spot, you wont regret it and you too can stand next to one of Rickette’s statues and smile in your handmade ensemble. | Blue

I’ll call this one April Fool after one of Patti Smiths songs from her new album Banga. I’ve just finished reading Just Kids it’s such a magic book, I’m still carrying it around in my bag, I’m just not ready to let it go.

Happy Sewing.

The Facts

Fabric | Some sort of polyester blend

Pattern | Self drafted
Year | contemporary
Notions | thrifted zip
Time to complete | 3hrs
First worn | to the sanctuary
Wear again? sure
Total price | $20



Eclectic, fun loving seamstress sewing to the beat of her own drum.


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  1. It may be polyester, but it’s still gorgeous! And I love the blue and green together – my favourite combination as it happens. It’s a beautiful outfit. Yay for finally getting pictures of the Sanctuary too! I was just thinking about your nature post this week :-)

  2. Wow, that is stunning. I would totally wear that. Love the asimetrical layers. And I think your turban gets bigger every week ha ha ha! Fantastic!

  3. You’re totally rocking the outfit and the shoot!

  4. Amazing location and gorgeous colours in the dress.

  5. Very eclectic, and you ROCK this like no one else! What a cool Sanctuary, thank you for showing us more bits. You inspire week after week after week.

  6. I really really love this. The fabric is incredible and it looks amazing on you. And that background sure doesn’t hurt!

  7. The print looks right at home there in the sanctuary, probably less so in the grocery store! I love the explanation of how to get into the top.

  8. You seem to fit right in. Almost like a Where’s Waldo. Great location for a your awesome dress. I love the layers and I am in awe of your ability to sculpt with fabric.