Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Collette Dinnigan and Sewing Inspiration

For anyone in Sydney who needs some sewing inspiration, go along to the Collette Dinnigan Unlaced exhibition which is on until August next year at the Powerhouse Museum at Darling Harbour.

I was lucky enough to get to this event last Sunday as a guest of Gail of My Fabrication
Also there were Sharon of Petite and Sewing, Gabrielle of Up Sew Late, Sandra who is known as Dilliander on Pattern Review and Anita, the brilliant Pattern Maker of Well Suited/Studio Faro
There were other ladies there who do not  blog but love to sew. All found Colette's gowns an inspiration. I especially loved her inspiration boards. She starts with colour, then art, then mixes in people and life experiences and come up with gowns that are wonderful..

I did not now that photos are allowed (no flash) but here are some of my iPhone pics.

Apparently it all started with a love of lace..

Happy to have sewing inspiration,



  1. Oh, what a fun outing - the garments you've shown are charming. TFS!

  2. Was lovely to meet you Val, such an enjoyable day with sewing friends.

  3. What a great outing, and it is always fun to meet another blogger. I really want to see this exhibition, so am pleased it will be on until next year. Having trouble finding a suitable weekend to come to Sydney these days!

  4. Thank you so much for your comment, dear Valerie. It means the world to me.
    Please , please do keep in touch

  5. So glad you enjoyed it! I cut out a new garment as soon as I got home.

  6. It was great to spend the morning with you and the others, and such wonderful inspiration.