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.

episodes · health

Marooned by Michael Grey Griffith

Episode 3: Listen to Michael tell us about his journey writing Marooned 35 minutes audio time recorded in a cafe.

Left to right: Maria Theoharous, our guest Michael Grey Griffith and Anne Whalley

Find out more about Marooned and the Wolves Theatre

In Australia 3 million Australians are living with anxiety or depression. Each day in Australia 6 men take their lives. However 82 men call an ambulance due to suicidal thoughts or attempts.(Beyondblue.org.au)

This episode of Sew Organised Style we listen to one man’s journey to open communication about those people who have taken their lives through the people who are left behind. In two days, Michael Grey Griffith wrote Marooned, a new play in memory of a friend he lost. Developing Marooned has been a journey in itself for Michael.

At Kaikey’s Lane cafe on Saturday morning in Melbourne Michael spoke to us about Marooned. The background cafe noise is real and not recorded.

Warning: We discuss suicide prevention. Go to our resources page to find reputable organisations for help when you need it.

This podcast was produced by Maria Theoharous and Anne Whalley. Special thanks for Bruce Whalley for bringing Marooned to our attention and gaining Michael’s agreement to meet with us. Sound by Bensound. Support us via our Patreon page.

episodes · sewing advice

Raquel refashions in Taipei

Series 2 Episode 1: Listen to the refashion journey of Raquel. 

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The dress above is an inspirational dress Raquel made last year and Susan drew it as part of Me-Made-May.

You can find all of Raquel’s refashion works on instagram at @raquel_sewing_knitting_in_asia and at @raquel_sewtospeak

Raquel has consistently supported Sewover50. Sewover50 started through the Sewcialists mothership. Here’s a link to the Mimi G zipper tutorial Raquel uses.

This podcast was produced and podcast edited by Maria Theoharous. Sketch by Susan Goodwin. Sound by Bensound.

Contact us if you’d like us to visit your retail store so eager creatives can find you fast!

Here are the dresses Raquel has made using her refashioning skills buying deadstock clothes in Taipei.

This episode was produced by Maria Theoharous with permission of Raquel Mireles-Seydewitz. Sound by Bensound. Support us via our Patreon page.