Maternity Sewing – The beginning…
To The Moon! Baby Bouncer Cover

To The Moon! Baby Bouncer Cover

Do you have a new baby on the way? Melissa walks you through the process of recovering a Baby Bouncer to coordinate to your own tastes.

Surprise Wrap Dress

Surprise Wrap Dress

Melissa has very exciting news to share. She is pregnant! 24 weeks and counting.  Her wardrobe choices have taken a serious hit so it is time to make some new dresses!

Lonely Hearts Giselle

Lonely Hearts Giselle

Melissa’s been on an emotional rollercoaster with her favourite store closing, a new sewing machine, rainy days and the promise of a beach visit in the future.

Protea Lonsdale

Protea Lonsdale

The Sewaholic Lonsdale dress is a halter-style summer dress featuring a self-lined bodice and flared skirt with front pockets and a knotted neckline with adjustable shoulder straps that tie in a bow at the back.

A Spring La Sylphide

A Spring La Sylphide

the curious kiwi has made her newest dress, with plenty of buttons! You’ll love how she gauges the perfect button placement.

Sewing Avengers Dress

Sewing Avengers Dress

Read how the curious kiwi mashed up two of her favourite patterns to make this marvellous mash up!

Resignations Coat – Part Two

Resignations Coat – Part Two

Happy New Year Singerettes! I hope you all had a great Christmas and that Santa brought you lots of sewing […]

Resignations Coat – Part One

Resignations Coat – Part One

“Do you suffer from the Winter sewing blues too? While I love a good sewing day when it’s raining outside it can be hard to find motivation for sewing once it starts to get dark in the early afternoon. ” Find out Melissa finds motivation when the weather is bleak.

Pinterest Dress

Pinterest Dress

If you’re anything like me you’ll have a Pinterest board (or boards, hey I’m not here to judge) full of inspiration for your sewing.

99 Hot Air Balloons

99 Hot Air Balloons

Hello Sewists, I’m Melissa and I’m excited to be writing my first post for Singer Australia/New Zealand. Let’s start with a quick introduction: I live in Wellington, New Zealand and when I’m not writing here you can find me over on my blog with my furry “helper”, Harriet.

the curious kiwi

the curious kiwi

‘Hi! I’m Melissa, a 30-something Kiwi living in Wellington, New Zealand. I love bright colourful prints, pretty new dress patterns […]