I Made A Corset!

It took 3 days, and about 30 hours in the Beginner’s Corset Making Course with Lowana O’Shea of Vanyanis, but thanks to Lowana’s guidance and the help of my awesome sewing bee friends, this newbie sewist made her second ever underbust corset. I think it’s a big improvement on my first try. What do you […]

Sewing Vintage with Tara Moss

I’m pleased to announce my new vlog series, Sewing Vintage with Tara Moss. Check out the introduction to the series, including an explanation of why I sew and why I use the term ‘sewist’! Brought to you my friends at Bernina and shot by my husband Berndt Sellheim, my new Sewing Vintage series is where you can learn to sew your own […]

My First Gertie Dress

I began learning to sew last year, and roughly 10 months on, I finally had the courage to make my first Gertie dress. The marvellous Gretchen Hirsch grabbed my attention early on with her fresh approach to blogging and sewing, her bio: ‘Let’s talk sewing, feminism and kitties’, and her love of vintage style – and great tattoos. I was […]

A Room Of One’s Own

My ‘Room Of One’s Own’, to reference Virginia Woolf, is finally ready. After seven years of gradual, almost entirely DIY home renovations – painting, fixing the roof, eaves, rotted cladding, setting up solar panels, rain water, fire protection, insulation, a new bathroom and more – spaced out according to time and budget constraints, I have […]