Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sale time

Great news for all you Facebook and blog followers/lurkers, i`m having a 10% off all full priced Polly Pratt items at The Olive Grove, just mention you saw it on Facebook or my blog and you will have a little extra in your pocket for those killer shoes you want.

Aussie shift dresses

It`s been awhile since i`ve been here, i  finally got my new computer  so hopefully this will be a more frequent thing. Last week i started my new part time job in a department store in Bourke St. Today i`ve got a full day off so i headed off down to the much neglected studio to spend the day doing some serious sewing , only to have everything i touched turn to crap LOL just not meant to be today, so i`m back at home about to start the housework.(much neglected).

The image is of some new Aussie shift dresses that i managed to finish for the shop this week.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

It`s raining Wendy dresses

Not only has it been raining outside,it`s been raining inside over here at  Polly Pratt head quarters today  with Wendy dresses. I`ve locked myself in today to try and start stocking up on dresses for summer in the shop and a few markets i`ve booked over Xmas . The photo isn`t very good but i`ve got about 13 hanging up to be hemed ,binding sewn on or zips put in., that will be tomorrows job. The fabrics are all Kaffe and i`ve no idea of the names. These should be in the shop in time for the weekend.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A day late.

Ok , it`s a day late due to three out of three computers in the house not working .
But here we go, the best dressed girl this summer will be  GYPSY. Congats, send me an email with your details and i`ll get it off to you ASAP. Sorry for the lack of photo`s , but Brendan picked the name out of a hat last night, the old fashioned way. As for the new dress i`ll be showing that off later in the week .

Thanks to everyone that entered and i`ll be having another giveaway soon.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sneak Peak

I finally had my first delivery of House Doctor  for the online store opening August. The store will be starting with fabric and bits and pieces such as the sewing tins and twine. I`ll then be loading Wendy and Shift dresses once i have new labels made with, made in Australia not New Zealand (i never saw that one coming a few years ago) .

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Got to be in to win!!

Since my new online store isn`t quite ready i `m having a competition for this very wendy dress in a size 14, the fabric is Kaffe Fasset russian rose.

All you have to do is leave a comment about your favourite dress .
If you post about the dress you will get five extra chances.
The draw will take place on August the 1st , when i`ll be introducing Wendy`s new friend and competion.

Best of luck,

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Cleaning out

So i decided it was time to clean ,out my thread bag  it had been some time.When i had the shop they lived in plastic draws but when i closed and was packing up, i just threw them into a green recycle bag and thats where they stayed. I always intended to move them but mum just posted them over in the bag and its taken about one and a half years to finally move them (can`t belive i`ve been here that long) they are now living in a picnic basket i got at savers , my only purchase there( i`m not very tinnie when it comes to op shops), less a few dirty old reels and a few that had pretty much run out . I`m sure it`s only a matter of time before it`s full of knots .

Sunday, June 27, 2010

New pleated skirt

I have finally got around to making my pleated skirt up for the shop , i`ve made them up in size 10-18 .  I made them out of  the Kaffe furnishing fabric as it`s a slightly more heavy weight for winter.

Saturday, June 19, 2010





I`m back

Well i`m finally back, I`m not quite sure where to start since it`s been so long and so much has been going on.
I figure i`ll start by showing you some new fabrics that have come in and dresses that i`ve been making up.

Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New studio

I`m pretty exccited as tonight, i started moving into a studio at the back of the Olive grove.This will mean that the kitchen table will now be just that and the spare room might once again be a bedroom, actually i think the whole appartment might once again be tidy and not a messy sewing room.This all happened pretty quickly but if i want to get ahead with Polly Pratt i think it will work well. I also have a big cartel online store coming , once i replace my laptop which died , hopefully i`ll be getting a new one first thing in March . Blogging might be pretty sparse untill then, but i`ll take lots of photo`s for when it`s up and running.

The other exciting news is that i got some new patterns made this week, a new dress for size 16-20 i`ll be sampling this up in the next week and jeans size 10-20 samples will also be done for these soon.I`ll show  you photo`s as soon as i can.

Saturday i`ll be at the Sisters market in Brunswick with mainly mini Polly Pratt and a few womens dresses that i have.
Hope to see a few of you there.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Northside makers market

I`ll be at the Northside makers market this Saturday.I`ll be having a bit of a clearence sale as i`ve got random sizes and prints left  in dresses and skirts. All womens skirts will $50 and all womens dresses $100 there will also be a $25 random basket and $10 fabric packs. Mini Polly Pratt will be there with some new and exciting prints and new babushka dolls and owls.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

a hot one

Wow , today was far too hot. I was in the Olive grove today i had planned on getting lots of cutting out done but it was just too hard. I did however manage to get a few skirts cut ,out of this heavy linen that i got when i went back home. I also finished the suger free fortune cookies. I left a little early today as it had been quite due to the weather .It was straight home to vege!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

new owls which are now stuffed and in the olive grove
mini polly pratt from the shirt and skirt market in December

a new size of cushion that i`m trying out ,its a little smaller than the first few that i made.

babushka dolls at the Kensigton market

hot air baloon skirt at the olive grove
This year i`m going to introduce some new products at the olive grove , markets and a bigcartel store online.
I`ll be back tomorrow night with much more ,as i`m busy sewing dresses to try and get them into the shop tomorrow .