Welcome to Clothesline Patterns

-the home of Simple, Speedy Sewing.

About Clothesline

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Back in the Seventies, my neighbour Cath would hit the shops on a Saturday morning, come home with pattern and fabric, stitch up a dress and wear it out that night.That's the spirit of Clothesline, simple clothes-making to be sewn in a single day.

About me...

 
Moi and a college project ... from mood board to illustration to final garment.

Moi and a college project ... from mood board to illustration to final garment.

Carmen Hing Fay (now Marshman) studied fashion design and technology at MSIT in Brisbane, Australia.She likes studying - prior bouts with the education system yielded a degree in Environmental Studies and an Associate Diploma in Photography from Qld College of Art. 

She has worked in a number of creative industries - Visual Merchandising, Graphic Design, Event Styling and for 7 years ran In the Window, her own window dressing business.

Carmen is a Christian, believes that we're made in the image of the Great Creator,and inside us all, is a desire to create. 

Currently she lives amongst the cane fields just outside Mackay with Mollie the Dog and recently acquired husband Artie. 

 

We're on a Mission from God!

Aside from providing a place to live, AFESIP also trains girls for work such as sewing.

Aside from providing a place to live, AFESIP also trains girls for work such as sewing.

10% of Clothesline's earnings are donated to AFESIP, a Cambodian charity that cares for girls who have been rescued from a life of prostitution.Recent allegations in the press claim that its' founder Somaly Mam lied in some details of her life story, leading to her resignation from the Somaly Mam Foundation.Funding has been cut to her AFESIP shelters that provide residential care for some 170 girls.This, I think is the saddest part of a sad story.You can still support AFESIP here.I recently received a letter from AFESIP saying "Every penny of your donation will be spent wisely and effectively for the residents care." Nice to know!