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floatingworld
sydney / tokyo / london
Interests: sewing, design, fashion, textiles, knitting, printing, sustainable living, travel, photography,
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The Noodlehead Divided Basket pattern has been popping up all over the internet, and as soon as I saw it I thought of about 6 different places where I needed one in our house. It also seemed like a fabulous... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at floating world
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Upholstery is something I have been vaguely interested in for a long time, mostly due to my love of adopting stray chairs. I've seen the huge difference that fresh fabric can make to furniture, but having it done professionally can... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at floating world
Thank you! This pattern is a favourite, such a nice way to use up little bits of fabric.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2014 on fly away geranium at floating world
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It's tricky with costumes, isn't it? I try to leave it to the last moment so they don't change their mind, but then it's a rush to get things made. I hope the Magneto costume gets worn another year. Suzy.
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2014 on star wars costumes at floating world
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As I mentioned a little while ago, it's costume season in our house - there seem to be a run of parties, dress up days at preschool, book week and then Halloween. The children were invited to a Star Wars... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at floating world
Thanks! The children do swimming lessons year round, so this has had a work out already :) It's probably better suited for the beach though. Suzy
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2014 on cosi swimsuit at floating world
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Hi LIsa, I was pleasantly surprised by how easy these were to sew - the lycra isn't really much more difficult than a regular knit, is it? The skating outfit sounds great, and if you've made that already then swimwear will be easy. Suzy.
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Thanks! I was pleased with the fabric - that was what made me decide to make a costume, I'd already seen the pattern and had some lining left from another project so when I found this I thought I'd get on with it. Suzy x
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I felt a bit strange about putting a photo of the girl child in a cossie on the internet, but I wanted to document this momentous (to me) first attempt at swimsuit making. You'll have to make do with this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at floating world
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Sometimes it's the simplest sewing projects that make me happiest. This was one of them - I needed a sheet bag for nap time at Milla's preschool, and decided it was the perfect way to use up a slightly random... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at floating world
Thank you! I think costume making is probably my favourite kind of sewing. Suzy x
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2014 on super girl at floating world
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Thanks! I love a stash busting project :) Suzy.
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About five years ago I made a superhero cape for the boy child, and then put a tutorial up on this blog (here!) It's been downloaded by lots of different people since then but, I'm ashamed to say, I haven't... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2014 at floating world
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When we were in Switzerland we stayed with friends from Japan who are now living in Basel. They were such fantastic hosts, and I wanted to make a little dress for their daughter to send over with a thank you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at floating world
Thank you! It was fun to put all the cherry things together, and makes the plain denim a bit more interesting. Suzy
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2014 on denim pinafore* at floating world
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This was another stash-busting winter dress for the girl child. Last winter she had a denim pinafore from Next, which was very simple but super practical and comfortable. It's too small this year, so I decided to try and make... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at floating world
Thank you! The kitty fabric is gorgeous isn't it? The Ice Cream dress is a great idea for layering, I made it up in light cotton for summer a couple of years ago, but hadn't thought of making it in winter-weight fabrics. Suzy.
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2014 on winter dresses at floating world
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Hi Anna, Thanks very much for the comment! My little girl is a bit unpredictable with the clothes she likes and dislikes, but she's happily worn both the dresses so we're both pleased. All the best, Suzy.
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While we were away the weather turned cold, and I realised when we got back that the girl child needed some extra winter clothes. Her favourite outfit for colder weather is a dress layered with a long-sleeved t-shirt and leggings... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at floating world
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The first stop on our trip was Helsinki. Our flights to Europe were with Finnair, and as we were going to have to change planes at Helsinki airport it made sense to stay a few nights and explore. We've visited... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at floating world
Thank you! I'm struggling to get back in to the routine of blogging, but want to write it down before I forget :) Suzy.
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2014 on away and home at floating world
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Travelling long haul with three would be a handful but lots of fun! I do think three year olds are so much easier than two year olds on a long flight though - the tipping point is when they can watch a feature length movie. We did long flights with my oldest when he was two (which was tiring - he was too excited to sleep, and we had to pack mountains of small toys to distract him), two and a half (much easier - he watched Toy Story on repeat and could quote huge chunks of it by the time we got to London, which was slightly disturbing but made for a better flight) and three and a half, which was great - he knew what was going on, was excited about it all but not too excited to sleep, and was happy to watch movies and do stickers and colouring in on the plane. Good luck next year if you attempt it :) Suzy.
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8 and 6 will be brilliant for travelling. I think there is a kind of golden window between when you don't need the stroller or nappies anymore for the youngest and they are old enough to watch movies on planes, and before the oldest becomes tween-ish and moody and doesn't want to be away from their friends. Are you off to France? Suzy x
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2014 on away and home at floating world
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We've been away and back again, and I'm settling back in to the routine of every day. Travelling is one of my very favourite things, and although a lot of people shudder at the thought of long haul flights with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at floating world
Astrid, That is so funny that you had the same complaints about the dress. Isn't it amazing how much detail the children notice when watching the movie? M is also cross that her dress is not more off-the-shoulder, but I'm not sure that an off-the-shoulder sparkly dress is approriate for a 3 year old! Suzy x
Toggle Commented Apr 29, 2014 on let it go at floating world
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