I admire women who make things that contribute to their style. There’s something special about a self-made item. Perhaps that it is even more authentic and unique because it was created by the wearer from scratch? I was surprised to discover that not only did Laura make her top, but some of her jewellery too. Clever lady!
“I love to make things, to create. I think it is because you get something new and fresh, and I like the idea of actually doing it myself. I made my top, a pattern from Sewing Revival. I also made my bangles. They are resin, and I made them here in New Zealand although I learnt how to do it in a workshop that I went to in Sydney. The silver rings are also self made. Yes, they are silver and each represents a member of my family. I went to silversmith course in Thailand. No, I don’t think I want to take it up as a hobby, it’s quite precise and fiddly and I can be a bit impatient! I like to make things fast. I think that’s why I enjoy sewing at the moment. My bag was a Trade Me treasure, a tooled doctors bag. Yes, it was a pretty amazing find!”