Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tessuti Sydney -2009 Christmas Party

What a fabulous balmy summers evening we had last night, just perfect for our Tessuti Christmas party. We had fun sipping yummy cocktails at Christo's bar and then headed across the road to Vamps for dinner. Some posts about the Tessuti creations to follow. For more photos check out our Flickr page.


Ps We missed our Melbourne girls, but we're looking forward to celebrating with them at Seamstress in a couple of weeks :-)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Blog Anniversary Giveaway

Today marks Sew Tessuti's 2nd birthday! Hip hip hurray.

To celebrate, we're organising a great giveaway. Simply leave a comment about a favourite pattern that you've used more than once or twice (and why you love it) or give us a handy/favourite sewing tip or website. We'll have the random generator draw one lucky winner who will receive a $100 voucher towards a fabric purchase of your choice from our online fabric store. Postage - anywhere in the world - is on us. Simple as that!

All local and international comments are welcome and if you're a non-blogger, please leave your comment under Anonymous along with your email address so that I can get in touch with you. Comments will be received until 12pm AEST on Tuesday 1st December and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter.

Good luck everyone :-)


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Fabric Feature and Pattern of the Week - Raining Petals and Vogue 1027

A week ago the girls from the Tessuti Melbourne store uploaded some photos into our Flickr group. Have you seen this? How gorgeous is Rachel's dress made up in cotton jersey knit Raining Petals and dress pattern Vogue 1027?

This 100% cotton knit has only a slight one-way stretch and still worked wonderfully in this style, despite the requested †† Two-way Stretch Knits on the pattern. The fabric suggestions help but wouldn't it be the most ideal fabric store to have every single bolt of fabric sitting alongside a suitable (and up-to-date) garment made from it???

See more of Vogue 1027 here.

Friday, November 20, 2009

New buttons in store!

We received a delivery of new buttons in the Melbourne store this afternoon.

Needless to say, we've been drooling over them all and planning how we can incorporate them into our sewing projects.

They are available in all Tessuti stores.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

More Vogue 8380

Remember an earlier post about Vogue 8380, when Emma modified this sundress pattern to create a gorgeous silk maxi maternity dress for her baby shower?

Today I got to see Michelle's great version made up in Tessuti's 100% cotton hailspot 'Black Rain' trimmed with contrast cotton print straps sans bow. Nothing like cotton sundresses to wear in this heat, plus this style is very flattering and ' easy-peasy to make' says Michelle, in fact she has re-made this pattern up a few more times since. Definitely one to add to the pattern stash before they discard it.

Ps Thanks again Michelle and I hope to have more of your projects featured here again :-)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Whitehouse Institute of Design - Fashion Graduates 2009 Parade

Congratulations to all the talented 2009 graduate fashion students from Whitehouse Institute of Design. Last night's parade was fabulous. We're used to seeing the students sourcing their fabrics throughout the year, and it's always a thrill to see the end result.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Gypsy Voile summer dress

What's a girl to do when she doesn't sew a stitch and falls in love with a cotton print at Tessuti? She get's a dressmaker to make it up in her favourite summer dress... that's what!

My girlfriend Jody fell in love with Gypsy Voile and took my suggestion that she get a dressmaker to make it up for her. Jody went to see Chatswood dressmaker Irene at Sagitta Fashions - 35 Albert Ave, Chatswood, NSW 2067 ph: (02) 9415 3197 and bought along a dress that she wanted replicated. Irene did a fabulous job and Jody's thrilled.


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Liam's Linen Hat and Trousers.

Here's an update on Reegan's little man Liam, he's nearly 5 months old already, mighty cute and a major distraction when he comes to visit!
Especially when he arrived last week sporting a spiffy sunhat and trousers in our 100% linen Black Hunter :-)


Friday, November 13, 2009

Liberty Of London finally @ Tessuti

Guess what's new at Tessuti? I've finally uploaded our new arrivals of Liberty Of London tana lawns onto our online fabric store! Take a look..... they're spectacular.

Liberty cottons are all the rage again, particularly with this summer's trend for pretty florals. Plus after seeing some wonderful and inspiring creations out in blogland made with Liberty tana lawn prints- I thought it was high time Tessuti stocked these...hope you like them too.



Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hail King Ken...

....he's done it again!

Here at Tessuti, we’re more than a little over the moon to be launching our new online shop. Have you seen it yet? This one’s been a looooong time in the making.

The man behind the change is our web maestro/master/guru Ken Davis. Or King Ken. You choose. He’s put an enormous amount of time, skill, energy and patience into this new look and on behalf of all of us at Tessuti, we’d like to say THANK YOU Ken!

This change is all about improved usability for you. We hope you now find it easier to browse the fabric collections and find exactly what you’re looking for. Some of the improvements include larger photos, more fabrics to view per page, and a clearer page numbering system allowing easier access to pagination.

Check it out and let us know what you think, yeah?

Happy shopping….


Friday, November 6, 2009

50s inspired wedding dress on Packed To The Rafters

Watch Packed to the Rafters on Tuesday night? If you did, how cute was Melissa Bannon's wedding dress? More pics can be viewed here. I loved its simplicity, which reminded me of the wedding dress styles worn in the 50s.

The lace portion at the bodice is this 100% Cotton guipure lace - available only in Ivory.

This same design guipure lace is also available in 100% Rayon, in White, Ivory and Black.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Caged Colours a winner at Melbourne Cup

Here is the 1st prize winning design by Melbourne couturier Craig Braybrook who won the coveted Cup Day Racewear Designer Award with a bold take on the traditional 1950s-style jacket and voluminous party skirt, made up in the same fabric as our stunning Italian 100% silk duppion 'Caged Colours'.

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