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This week on the blog we have made a super cute play-suit in one of our new milled linens using the Roberts Collection Pattern by Marilla Walker.  We chose the dungarees variation and shortened the length of the leg, great for the summer ahead here in the Southern Hemisphere!

Fabric // For our variation of the dungarees we chose our new milled linen in Duck Egg Blue, which we paired with a plain white tee. Our new Milled Linens are currently available in-stores and online. 

Pattern // Roberts Collection by Marilla Walker

Supplies // This pattern just calls for basic sewing supplies such as interfacing, buttons and some sharp shears.

Voila // We are in love with the result and we are already dreaming it up in other colours. This pattern has so many great variations it will definitely be added to our pattern library for future use… it would also make a great gift! 

Tips //  The pattern calls for felled seams, but don’t worry as long as you follow the great instructions included in the pattern they are straightforward to master.  Before hemming the legs, do a quick fitting to check the length as its hard to judge the finished length with this over-sized fit.

Happy Sewing! xx

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For today’s post we want to show off this stunning kimono created by our fab Brisbane gal, Genevieve. We love the strong structure of this kimono with that bold monochrome, honeycomb lining. 

Fabric //  Although the fabrics used to make this kimono are sold out, you can pick up everything you need to make a similar one from any of our stores world wide. All our stores in New Zealand, Australia and LA stock an incredible range of lightweight woolens and amazing bold fabrics for lining. However if you do not live local to one of our physical stores you can shop in our online store. Here are some of our top picks for lining this kimono from our online store.  

1/ Moorish Tile Silk Satin 
2/ Teal Deco Cotton Shirting
3/ Wildflower Silk Crepe De Chine 

Pattern // Genevieve made this kimono from a peppermint mag pattern she has altered herself, cropping it at the waist and extending the neckband. Download the FREE pattern here

To see more of Genevieve’s creations you can follow her on instagram at @creative_surgery  

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Inspired By / Balmain Resort 2015


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We fell in love with this little number as soon as we spied it on our Brisbane manager Katie’s instagram. With playful cut-outs and a super cool kitsch print, this shift style dress is a great wearable interpretation of the 70’s inspired looks we are seeing on the runway this season.

PATTERN: Katie adapted a simple shift pattern to create this look, adding in the deep V back and front cut-out.
Peppermint magazine have a great FREE print-at-home shift dress pattern (scroll down to issue #13). Make this simple dress up in one of our suggested fabrics for a similar look, or those with a little patternmaking experience can use it as a base for creating cut-outs to suit their style.


FABRIC: Composition and availability details for our fabric picks below:

1/ Red Tiki Raffia Weave | Silk/Cotton/Nylon/Poly
Availability - Auckland/Wellington/Christchurch/Dunedin/Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane
Note: This fabric comes in both a solid and organza ombre style.

2/ Caramel Raffia Print | Cotton/Linen
Availability - Auckland/Sydney/Los Angeles

3/ Chocolate Heart Kitsch Print | 100% Linen
Availability - Auckland/Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane 

4/ Leopard Print Ikat | 100% Silk
Availability - Auckland/Wellington/Christchurch/Dunedin/Brisbane/Melbourne/Los Angeles  

OUR STORES: We have stores in New Zealand, Australia and Los Angeles. For general fabric inquiries, or to order fabric samples, visit our website and place an inquiry with your closest store!
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Today we take you on a tour of our brand new store, located at The Tannery in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Once upon a time (aka 4 years ago) we had a similarly lovely store located in the heart of the city, which was destroyed in the 2011 Canterbury earthquake. We have been searching for locations to reopen ever since, and were super excited to find our beautiful new space, located in the old industrial precinct of the city.

We would like to say a big thanks to all of our loyal customers who have
been patiently awaiting our return. We are proud to once again be a part of the inspiring city that is Christchurch.

THE FIT OUT: The fit out of the store has been masterfully designed and implemented by our general manager and tastemaker Jasmine Cucksey.
From the reclaimed wood cutting tables and custom steel display cases to the vintage trolleys and french wire baskets everything has been designed/curated in-house to create the clean, spacious, industrial mood for which our stores are known.

OUR STORES: For those of you located in New Zealand, Australia and California; Click on the links below to find your closest store. We will be launching an online store in a few months time for international customers. Stay tuned for details…

New Zealand | Australia | U.S.A

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The amazingly talented Gem of theblackbird.co.nz visited us recently, to pick out fabrics for her outdoor fire pit living area!
We are absolutely in LOVE with the results, and Gem has been kind enough to let us share the fabrics she has used. Details below, to recreate this luxurious Moroccan inspired look in your own homes XX

FABRIC: Fabric details & availability.

1/ Natural Linen
Availability - All Stores Worldwide
2/ Orange & Natural Linen Blend Tweed
Availability - Auckland/Auckland/Melbourne/Los Angeles
3/ Burnt Terracotta Linen
Availability - Auckland/Wellington/Christchurch
4/ Blue & Cream Stripe Raw Silk
Availability - Auckland/Los Angeles
5/ Burnt Terracotta Suede Leather Hides
Availability - Auckland/Christchurch/Los Angeles
6/ Goat Fur Hides
Availability - All Stores Worldwide (Los Angeles from mid January)

OUR STORES: For general fabric inquiries, or to order a sample of any of the fabrics featured on this post, click the links below and place an inquiry with your closest store!

New Zealand | Australia | U.S.A

SPECIAL THANKS: To Gem, you are always creating the most beautiful things. Make sure you check out her blog people! It’s glorious. 

Also featured in the latest issue of Homestyle magazine. 

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Recently, Los Angeles interior designer and blogger Emily Henderson visited our LA store and picked out some of our beautiful fabrics to make-over her home studio! Check out the full tour on her blog, as well as on Domain Home

Today we have featured a few fabrics to achieve this bright & fresh look in your own home, including the floral linen/cotton as seen on those gloriously quirky office chairs. Details below x

FABRIC: Fabric details & availability as numbered on image.

1/ Blue & Yellow Floral Print Cotton/Linen
Availability: Auckland/Wellington/Dunedin/Sydney/Los Angeles
2/ Sunshine Yellow Coated Linen
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Sydney/Brisbane/Melbourne
3/ Cobalt Cotton Velvet
Availability- Auckland/Melbourne
4/ Peach Geometric Print Cotton Sateen
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Dunedin/Brisbane/Sydney/Los Angeles

OUR STORES: For general fabric inquiries, or to order a sample of any of the fabrics featured on this post, click the links below and place an inquiry with your closest store!

New Zealand | Australia | U.S.A

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Over the last few weeks our Brisbane store gals have been sewing up loads of cute pieces from our Japanese sewing books. So today we have featured one of these amazing designs, made up in one of our new season foil printed cotton broderies!

We love how trans-seasonal this piece is, looking equally awesome worn by itself or layered up for the cooler seasons.
Keep reading for fabric and pattern details for sewing up your own at home…

PATTERN: The ‘Halter Neck Mini Dress’ is one of an incredible 35 sewing patterns included in Yoshiko Tsukiori’s 'Stylish Dress Book’. This pattern book is available at all of our stores worldwide, and includes sizes 6-16 for every single pattern!
With a wide variety of designs from cute sundresses (like the one we have featured here) to delicate long sleeved & pin-tucked tunics, there is something for everyone!

FABRIC: The fabric used to create this look (#1) is available now at select stores! Here are the details & availability for our fabric picks:
1/ Taupe Cotton Broderie with Silver Foil Print
Availability - Auckland/Wellington/Dunedin/Sydney/Melbourne/Los Angeles
2/ Miniature Floral Print Cotton 
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Dunedin/Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne
3/ Cream Cotton Broderie
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne/Los Angeles
4/ Vintage Floral Print Cotton
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Melbourne
5/ Oatmeal Linen
Availability- All Stores Worldwide

OUR STORES: For general fabric enquiries, or to order a sample of any of the fabrics featured on this post, click the links below and place an enquiry with your closest store!

New Zealand | Australia | U.S.A.

SPECIAL THANKS: To Gen of our Brisbane store, for sewing this baby up xoxo

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We are feeling quite dotty this week, so it’s only fitting we share this awesome polka dot dress, by Dom of our Melbourne store!
We love the beautiful drape of the skirt, and can see this piece transitioning with ease from day to night which is a massive bonus in our books. Fabric & pattern details below for sewing up your own version at home:

PATTERN: The pattern used for this dress was an original, designed by Dom herself. For a similar look we suggest Papercut Pattern’s rad new ‘Clover Dress’ which is due to land at our Australasian stores next week!
Los Angeles customers - the pattern wont arrive in-store for a month or so, click here to purchase online via Papercut’s website. 

FABRIC: The fabric used to create this look is from last season and is now sold out. See below for details & availability of our fabric picks:

1/ Navy Spot Silk Crepe Georgette
Availability - Auckland/Wellington/Dunedin/Los Angeles
2/ Gold & Cream Spot Silk/Lurex
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne
3/ Gold & Black Spot Silk/Lurex
Availability- Auckland/Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne
4/ Navy Splatter Spot Cotton
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Dunedin/Sydney/Melbourne
2/ Navy Printed Seersucker Silk Satin
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Dunedin/Los Angeles

OUR STORES: For general fabric enquiries, or to order a sample of any of the fabrics featured on this post, click the links below and place an enquiry with your closest store!

New Zealand | Australia | U.S.A.

SPECIAL THANKS: To Dominique of our Melbourne store, for letting us share her awesome creation XX

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We are super inspired this week by co-ords, and had to share this fab 70’s inspired outfit designed and made by Kama of our Auckland store.

FABRIC: The fabric used to create this look is now sold out, however here are the details & availability for our project fabric picks:

1/ Chocolate Spot Silk/Cotton Blend
Availability - Auckland/Wellington/Dunedin/Brisbane/Melbourne/LA
2/ Paisley Print Linen
Availability- Auckland/Dunedin/Brisbane/Melbourne/LA
3/ Geometric Print Linen
Availability- All Stores
4/ Abstract Print Coated Cotton
Availability- Auckland/Wellington/Dunedin/Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne

PATTERN: The patterns used for this look were originals drafted by Kama herself. Click here for an awesome post by Ada Spragg, who has pieced together cute co-ords using patterns from a range of boutique pattern designers! She has included links to their websites so you can buy online.

OUR STORES: For general fabric enquiries, or to order a sample of any of the fabrics featured on this post, click the links below and place an enquiry with your closest store!


New Zealand | Australia | U.S.A.
Happy Sewing XX

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Georgia O'Keeffe 'Two Pink Shells' 1937


Georgia O'Keeffe 'Flower Abstraction' 1924


Jean Shrimpton by David Bailey for British Vogue 1964











This gorgeous 60’s inspired dress was made using one of our beautiful ikat weave silk blends!
Although this particular fabric is now only available at our Auckland store, we have loads of other amazing ikats in a range of styles and colours available now at all of our stores worldwide.

To enquire about our range or order samples, click on the links below and contact your local store:

New Zealand | Australia | Los Angeles

Katelyn created this masterpiece for fashion school, so the pattern used in an original which she designed herself. Chat to our lovely staff out similar options. 

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