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imeldashoequeen

Auckland, NZ
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Self-trained sewer who loves making "fiddly" things, messing around with making the inside as nice as the outside and children's clothes so I can play with patterns I would never wear.

my etsy page:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MagpieDesignNZ

Gender: Female

Member Since: 05/16/2009

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Gothic Halloween Dinner 2013

Historically, Halloween has not really a big thing in New Zealand as it falls close to our Guy Fawkes celebration on 5 November.  However, restrictions on the sale of fireworks and other...

Steampunk Halloween Dinner 2012

Every year we have a themed Halloween dinner (in New Zealand Halloween is not really a big celebration but we like the excuse to get dressed up). We don't usually make a huge effort - last year I...

Simone's First Prom Dress

Simone was the second of the German exchange students I found at Centrepoint. Her dress couldn't have been more different from Katarina's.  I thought the dress was much more appropriate for a...

Katarina's First Prom Dress

I recently met a couple of German exchange students looking for a dressmaker in the one really luxury fabric store (prices to match) in Auckland.  I don't work as a dressmaker but...

40th at Carnevale in Venice

My friend Melanie recently turned 40.  For years she had been saying that she was going to celebrate this event in Venice at Carnival.  A trip was planned.  I asked my husband if he...


recent comments

Re: Steampunk Big Eared Bat

Dolly, I do not believe these photos do your work justice.

Re: Steampunk Halloween Dinner 2012

Thank you, this year we're going for a gothic theme, and I have the most beautiful bat skeleton choker on which to base my outfit - I used the www.spoonflower.com fabric as the inspiration to lobby for a gothic theme!

Re: Vermillon summer dress

This is lovely and sophisticated without overshadowing the summery dress. I like the colour and think you are very brave to wear such a confident "out there" colour but the finishing is so lovely why wouldn't everyone want to admire you handiwork.

Re: Red/Black Linen Sheath Dress

THis is absolutely stunning. Your attention to matching up the horizontal stripes and the proportions of the vertical stripes is just boggling. How on earth did you manage all the matching? How long did it take to construct? You have made an absolutely beautiful job and it suits you very well.