Simplicity

Amanda vs Alder Shirtdress

Watermelons are so hot right now. At least, they are in my world. If 2014 was the Year of the Pineapple then 2015 is the Year of the Watermelon. What is there not to love? Pink, green, tiny black spots! It’s a match made in summer style heaven. Except for the taste. Ugh. Team Citrus…

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Amanda vs Simplicity 1873

You have to attend a garden wedding near the beach soon. Do you: Buy a super cute sundress of the rack? Forage through your closet and pull out your me-made Tiki dress? Give yourself two half days to sew up a foliage printed frock which means you can stealth to the dessert table multiple times…

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Amanda vs DIY Tulle Skirt

Pop quiz. There is a fancy sewing event coming up. Do you: Pull out a frock you have already made that hangs in your closet? Plan meticulously and craft something carefully with time to spare? Vague around for a while, drink some wine and pull something together in the last week or so and belatedly…

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Amanda vs Tessuti Tokyo Jacket

When I was teaching drama I totally let the team down. I spent my time in corporate casual sassiness rather than going nuts with Arts teacher clothing fun- truly the greatest regret of my public school teaching career. So when I stumbled across the most amazing paint splattered fabric last weekend I absolutely knew I…

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