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  • 17 Nov 2019 12:04 PM | Deleted user

    Are you looking for a new sewing adventure?

    Patternmaker and sewing teacher Elizabeth Haywood offers 16 wearable projects, cleverly designed to use 100% of the fabric, with no scraps or waste.

    Zero waste patternmaking is one strategy for making fashion more sustainable and can also result in innovative garment shapes.

    This book presents a variety of zero waste cutting themes, some new, some historical, but all influenced by the cloth itself.

    Follow the clear step-by-step instructions to maximise your fabric usage, grow in confidence  and create versatile garments you’ll enjoy wearing.

    ISBN-13: 978-0-646-80802-4
    144 pages
    Spine width 10mm
    RRP: $AU44.99, $US34.99, £24.99, €29.99

    Released March 2020

    Click here for a sneak peek of the projects you will find in the book

  • 5 Nov 2019 5:29 PM | Anonymous

    Visit the Children's Art Centre to explore fashion and adornment through fun hands-on and multimedia activities created by four artists from Australia and the Pacific

    10 August 2019 to 15 March 2020

    GOMA, Brisbane


  • 5 Nov 2019 5:24 PM | Anonymous

    Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons is one of the most visionary and influential fashion designers working today.

    Since the late 1970s, her intent has always been ‘to make clothes that didn’t exist before’ and she has consistently defied convention to redefine fashion.

    Season after season, Kawakubo’s designs have ‘deconstructed’ garment shape and function, reframed ideas of beauty, and proposed a new relationship between body and dress.

    Collecting Comme examines the radical concepts and design methods that have informed Kawakubo’s practice since 1981, the year she first presented in Paris.

    Featuring more than fifty examples drawn from the NGV’s significant Comme des Garçons holdings, generously gifted to the Gallery by Takamasa Takahashi, and supported by additional loans from his archive, the exhibition highlights key collections and recurrent themes in Kawakubo’s work. The designs of two of her protégés, Junya Watanabe and Tao Kurihara also feature.

    A self-described ‘Comme tragic’, Takahashi’s profound appreciation of Kawakubo’s work permeates this exhibition, which considers the originality of Comme des Garçons’ contribution to contemporary fashion.

    31 October 2019 to 26 July 2020

    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne


  • 5 Nov 2019 5:19 PM | Anonymous

    Details of the Australasian Quilt Convention 2020.

    16 – 19 April 2020

    Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne

    See the best quilts from around Australia, together with amazing international works. Learn new techniques in classes with expert tutors. Spend four days immersing yourself in quilts.


  • 5 Nov 2019 5:04 PM | Anonymous

    The humble haberdashery shop was once a mainstay of many a town centre, but is browsing the colourful bits and bobs in these stores in danger of becoming a thing of the past?

    Read the full article on ABC News by clicking the link below.


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