Dance the night away in October

The Grand Gadgeteers are holding a ball to celebrate the fabulous Steam Heritage of Dunedin on October 21, at the Savoy in Princes Street.    http://www.steamfestival.org.nz/index.php/our-activities There will be a fashion promenade as part of the evening.  The Atelier has all kinds of accessories to help you finish off your outfit, whether you just want … Continue reading

A wrap, smocked, lacy, fringed and sparkly!

I promised a post on the shawl that is being worked on in the story about my wonderful beret cushion. It is now finished, but it was quite a journey.  The fabric is a fine crepe de chine, printed borderwise with a design quite reminiscent of crewel work.  There are some wonderful colours and colour combinations–each … Continue reading

Wrap up in roses

Though I don’t often use fabrics in man-made fibres, I couldn’t resist the print on this very sheer plain weave:  such beautifully detailed roses, in really rosy colours (well yes, I am a bit of a rose fancier!).  The lace, although it is not a particularly flowery pattern, complements it well, and the centred satin … Continue reading