Thursday, February 11, 2010

From science to sewing to sociology

Well, it's been a while since the last blog entry, however it has also been a while between bags!  I've done little sewing for Nosovich since Christmas and I must say it has been rather relaxing.  The pre-Christmas rush was a little exhausting and it's been nice to take it easy and concentrate on some personal sewing.

This year I've decided to take a break from my Etsy store and will instead be returning to University.   It's been 6 years since I was at Uni so it's time for my comeback (ha!).  First year sociology is hardly much of a comeback, however it will eventually get me to where I want to be.  I needed a break from Science anyway, which I studied prior to having my daughter Rosie so we'll just see how it goes.  I have something else up my sleeve for later in the year, however I'll leave that for another blog post....

When I enrolled in uni I realised I'd need a bag.  Of course my first instinct was to make one myself, but having spend the last 18 months perfecting clutches I realised I didn't have the perfect shoulder bag pattern.  So, I decided to leave it to an expert and that expert was Rebecca at Retrofied.  All of her bags look fantastic - great styles and all the fabrics I love.  I knew it would be good, and in fact it is even better than I imagined.  It arrived today and I used it straight away (I happened to be wearing black and cream so what's a girl to do??).

While I was awaiting its arrival I worked on a bad of my own - a bag made from a Japanese Echino pattern.  I had the same Anna Maria Horner fabric in a different colourway so I decided to practice on it.  It turned out pretty well, despite a few mistakes.  It was fun deciphering the Japanese instructions anyway and it is an interesting pattern to make (which is always good).  It is a little on the large side, however a nice quirky style.  I purchased both the fabric and the pattern from Kelani Fabric Obsession and will be trying it again in a different style of fabric.
With my spare time over the past month or so I've made myself a couple of skirts, as well as one for my lovely little Rose.  My skirts were made from McCalls 5591 and it is a really fantastic pattern.  Just love the pockets and the pleating.  Navy's not for everyone, especially for summer, however I just can't resist it! 
This is Rose's circle skirt in Anna Maria Horner fabric using a Favourite Things pattern.  Really simple pattern and again, highly recommended. 

I'd like to say a big thanks to all for supporting me over the past 12 months, both through their encouragement as well as purchasing my clutches and bags. Particular thanks to Teneale Muir, Sally Flynn and Kim Forsyth who have been extremely supportive and encouraging. A big thanks also to all at BrisStyle for all of their support and assistance. It has been a wonderful experience.


  1. All the best for the future Megan and I'm intrigued to learn what you will be studying at uni, so keep us posted. I love the bags and your very stylish skirts.

  2. Have a great year at Uni Megan! We'll miss your gorgeous clutches, and hoping to see that amazing bag and skirt make their way into your range once Uni finishes :) Maybe see you at PCYC (Soph is there on Thurs morns now).

  3. 先告訴自己希望成為什麼樣的人,然後一步一步實踐必要的步驟。........................................

  4. 生活總是起起伏伏,心情要保持快樂才好哦!! ........................................

  5. 看到你的好文章真是開心 加油囉.......................................

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