Monthly Archives: January 2016

Floral Mimi blouse

Meet Mimi, my first ever handmade blouse. I’m so chuffed with this make as I’ve finally mastered buttonholes after 9 years of sewing. I didn’t purposely avoid them, I just never fancied sewing shirts or blouses. But when I fell in love with the Mimi … Continue reading

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Great British Sewing Bee woven shift dress

One of my sewing goals for 2015 was to make a shift dress. They’re so easy to wear and I love my RTW versions. My first choice was Colette’s Laurel pattern but when I saw this woven shift in the latest … Continue reading

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Highlights, reflections and goals

Highlights Getting a new sewing machine was definitely one of my 2016 highlights. I had no qualms about spending some serious money as I hardly ever buy big ticket items and sewing gives me so much pleasure. I upgraded to a Janome … Continue reading

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Top 5 misses

So what were the duds of 2015? I know pretty quickly if I’m not going to wear something and am ruthless about getting rid, especially in this post Kon-mari world. Yes I’m a Konvert and am doing The Great Big Tidy. #1 … Continue reading

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Sewing hits – Top 5

I look forward to reading all the end of year round ups and without further ado, here are my Top 5. # 1 – Gerard Coat It’s my second winter wearing this coat and even now I marvel at the … Continue reading

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