episodes · sewing advice · Style series

Erica Bunker DIY Style

Episode 12: Chatting to Erica Bunker was very special to us. Erica is our first ‘Style’ guest. 38 minutes audio time.

Building a home-sewn wardrobe takes patience in allowing yourself to grow, learn and to tolerate occasional setbacks.

Listen to how Erica has empowered home sewers to look beyond outdated commercial pattern instructions, select fine fabrics and the fundamentals of creating a luxurious and stylish home-sewn wardrobe.

If you missed her collaboration podcast with Eryn from Style Sew Me patterns – Erica dress – listen to podcast #9 now.

Erica’s website is always available and has all her details and latest tutorials and blog posts.

I’m sure you already follow Erica on instagram so here’s the link if you missed it.

episodes · health · sewing advice

Finding your tribe

Episode 9: Finding your tribe at Adelaide Frocktails with @groovygreylook Meridy Dunn 26 minutes audio time.

Adelaide had their first ‘frocktails’ in September. @groovygreylook Meridy Dunn gives us an insight about how with Betty and Fiona, they brought together country and city sewists together.

Amazing Meridy Dunn

How do you find your tribe?

Keep an ear out for part 2 with @groovygreylook.

episodes · sewing advice · sewing retailer

Oh so fine

Episode 8: Listen to Anna and Louise of Selective Fine Fabrics 34 minutes audio time.

With the opening of their new Upper Mt Gravatt store, Anna and Louise of Selective Fine Fabrics talked to us about how their two fabric stores should be on your places to visit when you travel through Brisbane. Their flagship store in Logan is much loved by their loyal customers. Here’s a link to their website.
A fabric store serves a purpose for those life changing moments in your life.
Their instagram account has lots of inspirations and customer examples of their work.

We’ll be speaking to other long time retailers who are now purely online sewing stores.

Don’t forget to listen to Elizabeth’s tips for better online fabric shopping.

episodes · sewing advice · Style series

What influences our ‘what to sew next’ decisions

Episode 7: The Pattern Whisperer, Anne Whalley, chats about this topic as a follow on from her blog post 30 minutes audio time.

Have you listened to her latest podcast yet?
Do you have a list?
Do you look for what others are doing?
Is there a style icon you follow?
Do you follow ‘fashion’/’celebrities’?
Anne originally wrote about this topic on her blog in 2017. If you’re a fan of Anne, I know you’ll have read this blog post at the time. Have a listen to this podcast and then have a read of her insightful article.

Have you already listened to Anne’s first podcast Style and invisibility yet?
I know you want to know more about Anne’s style workshops. You can find Anne – the Pattern Whisperer on Youtube, blog and instagram.

Keep an eye out for Anne’s next podcast on Time management. But there could be a more timely podcast being developed as right now. Support us via our Patreon page.

episodes · sewing advice · Style series

Style and invisibility

Episode 6: Style advice by style expert Anne Whalley The Pattern Whisperer. 27 minutes audio time.

Style guru and the Pattern Whisperer, Anne Whalley

Anne has given us a few ideas in her very first style podcast that she had written on her blog called Invisible zips are meant to be invisible, not you.

I know you want to know more about Anne’s style workshops. You can find Anne – the Pattern Whisperer on Youtube, blog, instagram
Keep an eye out for Anne’s next podcast – What influences our ‘what to sew next’ decision.

This podcast was produced by Anne Whalley and Maria Theoharous. Permission obtained from Anne Whalley. Sound by Bensound. Support us via our Patreon page.

episodes · sewing advice

Silk, lace and couture with Tatyana

Listen to Tatyana Anderson in episode 5: Silk, lace and couture sewing. 42 minutes audio time.

Left to right: Maria, Tatyana Anderson and Anne Whalley

We met Tatyana at her lovely Melbourne work studio and she talked us through her design aesthetic, couture heritage and how she’s keeping couture techniques alive in Australia through her sewing/couture workshops and Australian Sewing Guild leadership.

You’ll hear how her dedication to keeping these couture skills alive in Australia means that she does answer couture questions well into the night. Tatyana never stops supporting the sewing community.

You can follow Tatyana on instagram, on her website. on facebook or on Pinterest

Such delicate and feminine work.
You can see the samples and design inspirations at Tatyana’s studio
Just one of Tatyana’s gorgeous designs

This episode was produced by Maria Theoharous and Anne Whalley with permission of Tatyana Anderson. Sound by Bensound. Support us via our Patreon page.

episodes · resources · sewing advice · sewing retailer

Better online fabric shopping

There was a time when the thought of online fabric shopping was an idea sewing and craft people would not consider or want.

Listen to Elizabeth talk about her research on Episode 4 Jumbo mega online fabric shopping guide 21 minutes audio time.

About Me

Elizabeth of Elizabethmadethis.com has created a couple of very helpful blog posts about online fabric shopping. Elizabeth has always shared her research and ideas for sewing people because she has always been supportive to the community.

Elizabeth of Elizabethmadethis.com has created a couple of very helpful blog posts about online fabric shopping. Elizabeth has always shared her research and ideas for sewing people because she has always been supportive to the community.

Earlier this month Elizabeth wrote a great blog post called 16 tips for better fabric shopping online. Elizabeth has now added to this blog post with a Jumbo mega online fabric shopping guide containing over 200 online fabric retailers that span across 4 English speaking countries – The States, Canada, the UK and Australia. This is just the start of a great resource from Elizabeth. Listen to the real story behind Elizabeth’s research.

stack of fabrics in purple tones

This podcast was produced by Maria Theoharous after assisting Elizabeth with her online fabric retailer research. Permission by Elizabeth. Sound by Bensound. Support us via our Patreon page.