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Monday, August 17, 2009

A Stitch in Time

I find craft activities very therapeutic… Channeling creativity through your hands and out of your fingers tips in the hope that the end result will be a master piece.

I’ve been taking sewing lessons for 2 years with Letty La Rosa, a larger than life character who calls a spade a spade (watch out if you don’t do your home work!).

A couple of my weekend projects are pictured below. These simple projects only took a day to put together, just in time for a night out on the town!

Missoni style knit skirt

Black wool soft jacket

I’m planning to enter the Tessuti awards “Vintage Little Black Dress competition” with the following pattern used for inspiration. If anyone else is a keen sewer, details of the Tessuti Awards and categories can be found at http://www.tessutiawards.com.au/

A great place to start your sewing inspiration is a fabric store, so listed below are my favourites

1) The Fabric Store, Surry Hills http://thefabricstore.com.au/ Sourcing fabrics from both local and international designers this place is a fantastic destination for quality fabrics.

2) Tessuti Fabrics, Bondi/Surry Hills/Chatswood/Sydney http://www.tessuti.com.au/Beautiful fabrics from all other the globe. They buy from over 30 leading European, Australian and NZ designers including Chanel, Prada, Miu Miu, Akira etc. You can always finding something unique and the Sales Bin is a treasure box of goodies!

Letty La Rosa teaches sewing one Saturday a month from her house in Forestville. There are 2 spaces available this semester so if you are interested in attending lessons drop me an email kellymcort@yahoo.com.au

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