Yesterday we spent a good half of the day 300m above Melbourne City, my son had a choice of what he wanted to do on his 10th birthday and he chose Eureka Skydeck. Woohoo! we were all in love with the view of our lovely city.  I was  impressed with the rooftop gardens, wow!!! it’s really another world up there. We went out onto the Sky Deck which protrudes from the building so when you look down you seriously go weak at the knees.



After we arrived home I got stuck straight into working on my embellished piece for Sew Weekly of which I was featured in their newsletter; he he… chuffed. I was thinking of doing machine embroidery but knew it would take too much time setting up, then applique crossed my mind, in the end it all came down to good time management. I work a full time job and have two kiddies and an awesome supportive husband and without him I wouldn’t be able to do any of this so thank you babe and a huge congrats to you on your golf win…pennants next weekend!!! GO YOU!!!! Happy days in our household. *wandering off topic*


In the end I decided to play around with the different decorative stitching my Janome had on offer and just went with that. I used Style pattern #3970, straight from 1973 baby. I cranked up the volume on this EMA album which is pretty rad and got to sewing. I don’t really have to do anything major with this pattern just cut and sew, it fits me perfectly, I added a bib front to show off my embellishing, the straps cross over at the back. I used a lovely shantung suiting in denim at $9.95 per metre I absolutely loved sewing with it, best of all the fabric doesn’t crease, I was really chuffed with the outcome. If I was to do this again I’d maybe make it just a tad bigger especially across my belly but the fit is okay for a first go I think, besides if I stop eating stuff like these pictured below they may just fit perfectly.


in the works

Va-room va-room, playing around with the stitching.

I made my top but not from a pattern, I dissected a store bought top and made this one which I think goes quite lovely with my pants, what do you think? So all up I’m sure I’ve spent a good five to six hours sewing this weekend, this makes me happy happy happy!! Cleaning up?? not so.

embellished 1
embellished 2
embellished 3


la detail.

new top…yay gotta love that!

I’m anticipating next week will be  a ‘no-go’ —sewing wise, as I have a very special visitor popping in from Sydney to talk about her new business venture, ya see she is a very talented Herbalist amongst other things and she is opening her very own clinic in a couple of weeks and I’m just dead proud of her so we will be talking logo’s, headers, business cards and websites, another passion of mine. Till then…

Happy sewing.


11 Responses to “Embellished”

  • I adore all of this, you know I’d be bouncing around silly if I had made this, I’d never wear anything or make anything ever again. You have reached a very high high, my darling!

    Also, I love your blog layout and all the stuffz, I’ll have to quiz you one day (when I stop running around) about how you do it!

  • Kazz:

    Oh Wow sweetie your comment means a lot to me as you were the one that got me back into sewing, so THANK YOU. I’m very chuffed with how this challenge turned out. Most definitely quiz me, I can help you when things settle down for you no worries xx

  • Debi:

    LOVE this!!! And the business sounds great…have fun with your visitor :)

  • Hillary:

    Absolutely love this! Both pieces are brilliant.

  • Rhonda:

    luvin it! (as per) :)

  • Kat:

    Awesome! I love the outfit and the decorative stitching is wicked. I need to get a new fancy machine that can do stuff like that. Mine is just a cheap machine that I have had for 3 years. I think its time for an upgrade after the wedding is over and we have some spare money.

  • Kazz:

    Thank you Rhonda.

  • Kazz:

    Thank you Hillary, your comments are very much appreciated.

  • Kazz:

    Oh Kat you wont know yourself, my machine is a Janome 5000 and is fairly old compared to the machines they have on the market now but she does the job just fine. Your blog is loads of fun and I really adore your bunting header. Thank you for commenting Kat. Happy sewing.

  • Kazz:

    Thanks for always taking the time to pop in and comment Debi. Hope your week is better than last weeks.


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