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floatingworld
sydney / tokyo / london
Interests: sewing, design, fashion, textiles, knitting, printing, sustainable living, travel, photography,
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Jersey dresses make such easy preschool clothes, so as part of my back-to-school sewing I made a couple for the girl child. The one on the left is made from some of the new Lisette jersey at Spotlight - I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at floating world
Thank you! It was lucky to have all those pieces, about the same size & colours, and none of which really suited chopping up. I'm very happy to be able to use them all now. Suzy x
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2015 on map quilt at floating world
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I have a thing for maps. There's evidence of it here on the blog (here, here and here), and I have a Pinterest board dedicated to map things. So when I saw the map handkerchiefs from Muji I knew they... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at floating world
It was a lot of fun - and in some ways easier than sewing for children, since the dolls didn't complain about things being uncomfortable or the wrong colour. And at pick up today they were all being played with, so that makes it well worthwhile (one lucky doll was even wearing a nappy as a hat...) Suzy x
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2015 on project dolly wardrobe at floating world
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As I've been sorting through my wardrobe, I've found several hand sewn things which I like but don't seem to wear. Most of them are going to the Salvos, but I thought this Scout t-shirt could be repurposed as a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at floating world
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The staff at Milla's preschool asked if I would make some doll clothes for their naked plastic baby dolls. It was a lot of fun to go through my bags of scraps and ribbons, and to find patterns online. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at floating world
Thanks! The front was a bit of a jigsaw... we had to work out how to fit in all the different little bits of fabric he picked. He was happy with the end result though. Suzy.
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2015 on back to school at floating world
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Thank you! I've been hoarding the fabric - I originally bought it to make a dress for me, and then thought it might be a bit bright so I've got enough for quite a few kid outfits :) Suzy.
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2015 on washi skort at floating world
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Thanks! It's such a shift in routine being back at school, isn't it? It'll take a few weeks to get used to it. Suzy.
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2015 on back to school at floating world
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Thank you! Yes, it's nice to send something handmade off to school with him... I'm enjoying it while it lasts. Suzy.
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2015 on back to school at floating world
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The girl child spends most of her time attempting handstands and cartwheels at the moment, so I thought a skort would be a useful addition to her back-to-preschool wardrobe. This is the Badminton Skort, size 6, and made per the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at floating world
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The school holidays are over, and we're back to school and preschool and work and study. I was slightly sad to send the children off this year - we had a really nice time together in January, with lots of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at floating world
So true! I was looking for some in Spotlight this week to make a skirt for M & there was none - only super heavy denim. Suzy x
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2015 on summer chambray at floating world
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Thank you! Belated happy 2015 to you too! I can't believe we're heading in to the end of January and the school holidays are almost over. Suzy.
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2015 on happy new year at floating world
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I'm so pleased to have finished this dress, because it's perfect for the hot summery weather we're been having in Sydney. I've pretty much recovered from the appendectomy, but I'm still avoiding anything that cuts in or rubs on my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at floating world
Totally okay! I'd be flattered (and can take no credit for the idea anyway, since I copied Leith). It works much better in Liberty than the plain cotton I tried last time, and makes a really comfortable summer top. Suzy x
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2015 on vogue 8495 in liberty pointillism at floating world
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I made up Vogue 8495 back in 2010 when I was pregnant with Milla, and although I liked the shape of the top, mine was too big (even as a maternity top) and the seersucker fabric I used made it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at floating world
Thank you! I'm feeling much better now. And it's amazing how much more impressive things look when stuck together in a collage - I really felt I hadn't made much last year. I hope the start of 2015 is going well for you. All the best, Suzy.
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2015 on happy new year at floating world
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Hello 2015! I had a memorable and unconventional New Year's celebration with an appendectomy on New Year's Eve, and watched the fireworks on TV in hospital afterwards. I'm feeling much better now although still resting a bit while I heal.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at floating world
Hi Vivien, Thanks for the comment - I order my tea towels from http://www.linenline.com.au - they are really nice quality linen. It's more expensive than sewing your own, but makes it a bit quicker and easier. All the best, Suzy.
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2015 on mood indigo at floating world
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So nice to see a post from you! I've heard a lot about this book too, and am very tempted to read it. I love starting the year with a good declutter. It feels very liberating to let go of fabric and patterns I haven't used. I keep some things because of a kind of guilt about waste, but when your taste and needs change then it's good to acknowledge that and "liberate" things to someone who can use them.
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Merry Christmas to you and yours, I hope you've had a happy day. Ours has been full of family, good things to eat, excited children and lots of presents. Now it's time to relax, curl up with a new book... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at floating world
House shaped cake tins sound lovely! What a good idea. The snowcaps are lovely, they're a Christmas staple here. I hope you have a lovely Christmas, thanks for commenting. Suzy x
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Thank you! It's nice to be distracted by all the Christmas activities. I felt the same way about hugging my little ones. Suzy x
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2014 on christmassy at floating world
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The watermelon is so easy but really effective - I can't take the credit, I saw it online somewhere years ago but it's a good one! So glad you can finally comment. And, yes, I felt the same way as you and Jo about hugging my kids this week - we are so lucky to be able to. I hope you're having a wonderful trip. Suzy x
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2014 on christmassy at floating world
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