Sewing Blog

Welcome to our sewing blog! You will find out about all our projects among these pages. We create lots of our garments a wear them as everyday item and for special occasions.

Our garments are created from commercial and independent pattern companies and from our own designs and pattern drafting. We usually work with a printed woven fabric which we source from a variety of fabric stores.

Take a read of the sewing blogs below to find out more.

Mirabel Petite Dressmaker PDF Pattern

Summertime calls for fun playful dresses!  We enjoyed the chance to be part of the ...

Melco Fabrics Dahlia Days in Moonlit Blooms by Rachel Parker

We got to create this dress from beautiful fabric from Melco Fabrics! Melco Fabrics, founded ...

Fabric Stores in Paris France

Ah Paris! A fashion capital and a wealth of wonderful fabric stores! In many of ...

Geometric Cotton Sateen in Simplicity 8733

When travelling, how do you decide what to take with you? For us, we start ...

May Gibbs Gum Blossom Babies Fabric in Simplicity 9744

Growing up in the Australian landscape, it was difficult not to imagine little gum nut ...

REVERSIBLE Papercut Nova Coat in Minerva Exclusive Quilted Fabric

When we saw that the Pre Quilted Coating Fabric that Minerva had was reversible there ...

New Look 6694 Tartan Shirting Fabric Design 63 from Minerva

This dress treads the fine line between office attire and being a very fun outfit ...

Christmas Me Made Outfits 2023

Jingle all the way with matching family Christmas outfits! 🎄✨ Ho, ho, ho! Sending you ...

SisterMags Patterns 68-8 Military style shirt dress

We were invited to preview the latest SisterMags pattern and explored the designs making the ...

Lucca Dress pattern by Schultz Appar

We joined the pattern testing team for Schultz Apparel's latest release. We were looking forward ...
Two Sewing Sisters wear pattern test of Tetra Tshirt Top Sewing Pattern by Schultz Apparel in May Gibbs printed cotton jersey with black cullotte pants standing on the path showing a close up of the neck detail

Tetra T-shirt Top Sewing Pattern by Schultz Apparel in May Gibbs Jersey

We joined the pattern testing team for Schultz Apparel's latest release. We were looking forward ...

Frocktails 2023

It's Frocktails time!  What an exciting time! Frocktails brings together local makers to celebrate their ...

Matching outfits for Stakes Day 2023

Our family loves a matching outfit opportunity, and there is no better excuse than family ...

Oaks Day Vogue 9021 and Vogue 9328

Oaks Day is known as Ladies' Day at Flemington Racecourse during Melbourne Cup Carnival.  The ...

VRC Kennedy Oaks Club Lunch at Crown Palladium in Vogue 1884 and Vogue 1723

We were very excited to attend the VRC Kennedy Oaks Club Lunch at Crown Palladium ...

Cup Day in Butterick 6556 Vogue 9357 and Vogue 1883

Melbourne Cup Day, known as the "race that stops a nation," is a renowned horse ...

Cup Eve Reception in Vogue 1802 and Vogue 1578

We had the honour to be invited to attend the Cup Eve Reception at Government ...

Derby Day 2023

For our Derby Day looks this year, we wanted to make something from unique fabrics ...

Minerva Dynamic Brushstrokes Cotton Sateen in Vogue 9328

We loved working with the Minerva exclusive print! As you might have seen from our ...

Minerva Makes

Two Sewing Sisters are proud to be Brand Ambassadors for Minerva. Fabric for the projects ...

Frocktober 2023

Frocktober is Australia's is a month-long fundraiser created by the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF) ...

McCalls 7969 in Minerva Exclusive Blazing Bouquet Viscose Challis Fabric

Ah the popular McCalls 7969.  We finally got the chance to create it after watching ...

Simplicity 9175 in Minerva Exclusive Floral Resort Crush Velvet Stretch Knit Fabric

This new range of stretch velvet from Minerva is positively delicious so we had to ...

Style Arc Loungewear in Minerva Exclusive Floral Expression Viscose Challis Fabric

Secret Pjs? Not so secret PJs? We will let you decide with this loungewear set ...

May Gibbs Gum Nut Babies in Know Me ME2016

What a fun combo for this dress the May Gibbs print with ME2016! This is ...

Sew Gorgeous 2023 – Songlines Art

We had the honour of taking part in Sew Gorgeous which is a special collaboration ...

Know Me ME2016 in Minerva Wildflower Cotton Sateen

Does anyone have a favourite pattern? That they keep sewing over and over again? We ...

Winter Vogue Wedding Guests

We had the honour of being invited to our dear friends Max and Cassidy's Wedding ...
Adrift Shift dress pattern by Gracie Steel constructed by Two Sewing Sisters

Adrift Shift Dress by Gracie Steel

We were excited to be invited to be part of the testing team for the ...
16-6 Sleeveless dress Sister Mag by Two Sewing Sisters

Sister Mag Pattern 16-6 Sleeveless dress

When Sister Mag Patterns approached us about making one of their patterns we were excited ...

Mona Dress by Schultz Apparel in Gertie Border Print

We joined the pattern testing team for the release of the Mona Dress by Schultz ...

Christmas Outfits for 2022

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! If you have been following along with your ...

Stakes Day, Family Day!

Those who have been following us for a while will know our family loves an ...

Kennedy Oaks Day

This year we were so excited to put together our outfits for Cup Week this ...
Vogue 9327 and Vogue 1647 in purple with white pinstripe

Melbourne Cup Day Outfits

We love putting together our looks for Cup Week and heading out to Flemington Racecourse.  ...

Cup Week Drinks at Government House

We had the honour to be invited to attend the Cup Eve Reception at Government ...

Derby Day 2022

The Melbourne Cup is here, get ready for a big week of hats and fashion! ...

Melbourne Frocktails

In July we headed to Melbourne Frocktails!  We have seen this wonderful event for several ...

MaaiDesign Collaboration

When Maaike from MaaiDesign contacted us to see if we'd like to collaborate on a ...

Must visit Fabric Stores in South Australia!

As a sewist, no holiday is complete without visiting the local Fabric Stores!  On our ...

Nerida Hansen + Rachelle Holowko

We were so excited when Nerida Hansen approached us to be guest sewing ambassadors to ...

Australia Sews Podcast

We had the honour of being a guest of Louise Sherry's Australia Sews Podcast. The ...

Frock On! 2022

We are thrilled to be selected to be part of Frock On 2022!Frock On! 2022 ...

30th Birthday Party Dress!

Do you have a design inspiration sitting on a Pinterest Board that you just haven't ...

Obsession Blouse by Chut Charlotte

We were invited by Chut Charlotte to stitch up a version of the Obsession pattern ...

Green Cotton Sateen from Minvera in Butterick 6410 & Vogue 9357

There are two things we love sewing:(1) Hacking patterns together(2) Pockets (really big useful pockets)This ...

Christmas Outfits 2021

We continued the tradition of family Christmas outfits continued this year. We took to the ...

Senna Dress made with vintage equipment

When we helped Schultz Apparel test the Senna Dress we were in a lockdown away ...

Styling Little Black Dress for MIMC

The Melbourne International Millinery Competition (MIMC) is hosted by The Essential Hat. This year was ...

Christmas Outfits of 2020

The tradition of family Christmas outfits continued this year. We took to the beach in ...
Zebra Stripes from Fabric Hoarders - Simplicity 8594 - Two Sewing Sisters

Zebra Stripes from Fabric Hoarders

Fabric Hoarders is an independent fabrics store that is based in Echuca in regional Victoria ...
Liberty Orchard Garden from Fabric Hoarders - Flora Dress - Two Sewing Sisters

Liberty Orchard Garden from Fabric Hoarders Flora Dress

Summer dresses are here!  Which means for us a great urge to sew pretty floral ...
Altas Top by Stitch Witch Patterns - Tessuti Fabrics - Two Sewing Sisters with Lauren J Ritchie Millinery photo by Ben Christie Media (7) (1)

Floral Atlas Top + Tulle Skirt

Spring is in the air. For Myer Fashion on the Front Lawn, we wanted to ...
Minerva Red Fabric - Two Sewing Sisters Butterick 6410 and Vogue 9075 with Lauren J Ritchie Hat

Minerva Maker + Cup Day Jumpsuit

We are excited to be welcomed as part of the Minerva Maker team! Showcasing their ...

Bird and Butterfly Cobalt Jacquard from Fabric Deluxe

We are excited to be working with Fabric Deluxe to showcase this beautiful fabric for ...
Ottilia Top - Schultz Apparel - Two Sewing Sisters

Ottilia Top from Schultz Apparel

We watched Schultz Apparel tease us with fun tops.  Sharing them to her socials, they ...

Magnolia Dress from SOLA Patterns

We really enjoy pattern testing, can you tell? It is exciting to see what pattern ...
Tamzin Dress - By Hand London - Two Sewing Sisters

Tamzin Dress for By Hand London

Spring is on the horizon for us, the sun is offering a hopeful relief from ...

Begonia by Schultz Apparel in Fabric Hoarders Micro Dots

We were really excited when we finished our Minna dress for Schultz Apparel that is ...

Minna Dress by Schultz Apparel

Schultz Apparel has released a stunning new pattern called the Minna Dress. Their style is ...

Legends 2.0 by Stay and Stitch

Stay and Stitch have been making some changes to their business and also the layout ...

Solace Top from Stay and Stitch

Welcome to our top making phase! We are great dress lovers but have been trying ...

Juliet Coat By Hand London with Drapers Fabric

The Juliet Coat is the latest release from By Hand London. We enjoyed been part ...

Knots and Crosses Sewing Competition

On rainy Friday afternoon we visited the Flinders Lane Tessuti to pick our fabric for ...
Meet the Maker Day 13 |USP ・・・ What makes the Two Sewing Sisters unique is how we work off each other to develop our ideas and sewing projects. We collaborate and challenge each other allowing each other strengths to shine through.

March Meet the Maker

March Meet the Maker is a month long challenge created by designer and maker Joanne ...

Operation Tiny House NYE – Sewing Resolutions

We celebrated the end of 2019 and welcome 2020 with New Year Celebrations at a ...

Christmas Outfits 2019 a Ritchie Family tradition

Christmas outfits have been a family tradition that started in the mid 1980's when our ...

Jackie Trousers – By Hand London

We were thrilled to part of the testing team for By Hand London's latest pattern ...

Stakes Day

Seppelt Stakes Day at Flemington Racecourse is a fun family day. What this screams for ...

Kennedy Oaks Day 2019

Kennedy Oaks Day is also known as Ladies day.  It is a day that celebrates ...

Lexus Melbourne Cup 2019

Melbourne Cup is known as the race that stops a nation. The day is about ...

Derby Day 2019

The Melbourne Cup is here, get ready for a big week of hats and fashion! ...
Two Sewing Sisters - Frocktober - Day 23 Frocktober Alexandra Nea prink dresses (2)

Alexandra Nea Frocktober Print Frocks

What could possibly make a frocktober even greater than wearing a frock everyday?  Wearing a ...
Day 1 Butterick 9764 - Two Sewing Sisters - Frocktober OCRF

Frocktober 2019

Frocktober is a community fundraising initiative for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF) - you can ...

Gobi Culottes Pattern Testing for Itch to Stitch

We were invited to be part of the pattern testing group for Itch to Stitch's ...
Frocking for a Cause - Frocktober - Two Sewing Sisters

Frocktober – Frocking for a Cause for OCRF

Two Sewing Sisters sketch by Alexandra Nea with Frocktober dresses Frocktober is a community fundraising ...

Sophia’s Transforming Navy Law Ball Dress

Sophia is in her penulimate year Law at Deakin University.  We worked with Sophia to ...

Georgia’s Jungle Green Silk Satin Law Ball Dress

Georgia has studied Law at Deakin University for the last six years. Also with Erin ...

Lace Blue Deakin Law Ball

This year Erin graduates from her studies at Deakin University which means this year is ...

Magenta Lame – Lawyers Weekly Law Awards – Simplicity 1651

When your sister is nominated for National Law Student of the year it calls for ...

Gold Formal Dress – Law Awards – Lawyers Weekly

Erin was nominated for Lawyers Weekly Law Student of the Year for 2019. This was ...

Jenna Dress By Hand London Pattern with The Fabric Store

We had the exciting task of testing the new release pattern from By Hand London ...

Colour in Thirds: Tessuti Competition

The Colour in Thirds Competition by Tessuti competition lets your creativity run wild, making literally whatever ...

Gift ideas for someone who loves Sewing

Looking for a gift ideas for someone who loves sewing? We just might have the ...

2019 Sewing Resolutions

A new year, a new set of goals. Resolutions for our sewing. While other people ...

Silver Style

OCRF (Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation) hosted their annual Silver Style event at the Georges Ballroom ...

Millinery Association Drinks

The Millinery Association of Australia is a not for profit organisation. It encompasses a diverse ...

Colourful Cup Day

Melbourne Cup is known as 'the race that stops a nation'. It is hosted on ...

Boater filled Derby Day

Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse is part of the Melbourne Cup Spring Racing Carnival. Traditionally ...

Mod inspired Derby Day

Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse is part of the Melbourne Cup Spring Racing Carnival. Traditionally ...

Bendigo Cup

Erin was invited to join the Bendigo Bank team at the Bendigo Cup. As a ...

Frocktober

Frocktober is a community fundraising initiative for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF). The aim of ...

T-shirt dress – Literally

Looking to create the ultimate casual dress, semi fitted, stretchy, sleeved with high neck with ...

Royal Ascot 2018

The outfit for Royal Ascot all start with the shoes!  Irregular Choice shoes to be ...

LIV: 14th Victorian Legal Awards

Erin was nominated for 'Law Student of the Year', as part of the LIV: 14th ...

Dressmaker of the Year Awards Finalist 2018

We are thrilled have been selected as a finalist in Dressmaker of the Year Awards, ...

Avid Skyline

Having finished the entry for the Tessuti Skyline Competition there was around a meter of fabric ...

1920’s Jazz Ball

Tickets to the 100 years of jazz in the UK festival feat the Puppini Sisters ...

Skylines Sewing Competition with Tessuti Fabric

Skylines Sewing Competition with Tessuti Fabric entry by Two Sewing Sisters. Blue and white checked ...