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Outback Wife is the debut collection of Cathi Bessell-Browne, the hands and heart behind Gertrude Made. Each fabric has been a labour of love and they have taken more than a year to complete. The stunning hand-painted floral designs printed on an exclusive cotton barkcloth base are an ode to the strength, passion and courage of rural women across Australia.
Inspired by the beautiful floral barkcloth fabrics of the 1940s and 1950s, each detail of this collection has been meticulously and sincerely considered to create a range with an authentic vintage voice. We hope you love our selection as much as we do! You can place your pre-sale order here.
We love the new shirt dress pattern by Closet Case Patterns! With a loose, body skimming silhouette and a number of interchangeable features, the Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress is the ultimate in chic, easy dressing.
View A is cropped with a wide faced hem, View B is a tunic length shirt inspired by classic men’s oxfords, and View C is a stylish shirtdress with a high-low hem. All versions feature a subtly curved yoke, kimono sleeves with arm cuffs, and a dramatically shaped hem.
You can personalise your Kalle with a standard or band collar, an optional breast pocket, an inverted or box pleat, and button, popover or hidden placket. Find Kalle in the shop here.
Crochet a hipster-worthy tie for the dude in your life! These rad new kits from DMC come in five colours and are a perfect beginner crochet project. And wouldn’t this make a great Father’s Day gift? Find them in the shop here.
Learn to work with leather and paper to leave with skills that will make it simple for you to make your own special leather journals at home. The techniques that we will cover include the classic saddle stitch and how to craft a leather cover. These leather notebooks make excellent gifts and can be used for photo books, journals, travel diaries – the possibilities are endless! Find out more and book a place here.
Stock up on cotton voile and lawn for your spring and summer wardrobe! Save 10% with code VOILE10 until 2 May. Start shopping here!