Sunday, May 24

Bushfire Mystery Auction

finally finished and big thank you to the winner, for being so incredibly patient and I hope that she likes her goodies that are coming her way. It was a very generous bid that won this auction and I'm sure all the Bushfire Victims are very grateful for the generosity of all Australians helping them get back on their feet.

The brief was super girly and fairies and jeans, a-line dress and peasant top, and I think we fit the bill here. It took me awhile to get started with these, I looked through my stash, looked online and i just couldn't find the fabric that I wanted. And then a surprise turned up on my doorstep, something that I had forgotten I had ordered and it was perfect for what I wanted. Girly, but fresh and clean and crisp. It was the Woodland Bloom range by Lila Tueller for Moda Fabrics. I used 3 of the co-ordinating prints, along with some dark navy stretch denim and lush bamboo velour to create the set.

And here it is - it's all mix and match, so any part can be mixed with any other - they are short sleeves, but a little skivvy under the a-line dress and it's right for those cool winter days - add in the bamboo velour pants or a pair of baby legs or tights, or even some gorgeous woolies.

A-line dress - lined in a the fresh green spot, and trimmed with a dotty ruffle, hand embroidered with roses, hollyhocks, daisies and a little butterfly and a sparkly little fairy - all lazing about under a minky tree.

Jeans - appliqued and embellished with the fabrics that match the little peasant top, flat felled seams which have been hand stitched over the top of to give depth and detailing. And a cute pocket trimmed in dots, fully lined and with a smidge of rick rack. Peasant top from the Portabello Pixie line - with all 3 prints, soft and delicate and ever so comfortable to wear with the touch of shirring.

Hand dyed bamboo velour pants - in shades to match the apricot/pink in the prints.

There are a couple of little extras that I haven't shown here - got to have some surprises come in the mail, they are just little extras that a little girl needs. I'll add them in when the parcel arrives at it's new home.

I'll take a closeup of the embroidery in the morning, it's just too dark now to get decent piccies.


  1. so talented!!

    I LOVE the embroidery!

  2. wow Lesley!! I'm lost for words...those outfits are just gorgeous :) Can't wait to see the close up shots!

  3. Yes..they are super stunning - wish I was the winner! Oh I just adore those velour pants...I'm so into velour this year...