Lakeside Pajamas

These pajamas have been a long time in the making.  See over a year ago Lladybird had a give away on her blog - £100 voucher to contrado, where you can get fabric printed with your own design, and I won! So exciting right? But what to get printed? I hummed and hawed for about a... Continue Reading →

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Alder shirtdress

I've been humming it's the most, wonderful time of the year..... and not because its Christmas in 171 days. But because it is Indie Pattern Month! Woop woop. And week's theme is 'dresses'. Cause I've already prattled on and on about this over on the Monthly Stitch blog, I'll spare you further rambling other than the... Continue Reading →

Bright

This month I am participating in a little sewing competition hosted by Tools by Hollie. Essentially the competition is to sew an outfit to go with a set of accessories. You get to choose either 'Bright' or 'Black and White'. While normally you'd never catch me dead in the 'Bright' accessories, I immediately knew what... Continue Reading →

A new skirt for all my tights

I really love tights. Particularly hose. screen-printed tights. I've got about 6 pairs. But very few things to wear with them. The other day I realised what I really needed was a nice little jean skirt. The moss skirt from Grainline Studios seemed like the perfect pattern. While I was trying to make room in... Continue Reading →

Week 1 – Me Made May

Week 1 of Me-Made-May 2016 is complete! Its been a lovely week, especially as it started with a bank holiday Monday. For this year's MMM I thought I'd write a bit more about each piece I wear - what I like about it, why it gets worn a lot or not as the case may... Continue Reading →

My BFF’s birthday Linden Sweatshirt

It's my BFF's birthday and because I love her so much I've made her a Linden Sweatshirt (which is my new favorite pattern). Back in January I saw this amazing fabric on Bizzy and Boo's etsy shop ('Rain Drops' from Lillestoff Organic Sweatshirting). I mean how cute is this? You'd be forgiven for thinking it's two... Continue Reading →

There are puffins on my Linden!

So for this months challenge we're working with trends #sewhotrightnow. But I am not very good at spotting trends until they're on the way out the back door. Hence going with a more enduring trend: the Linden Sweatshirt from Grainline Studio. The  fabric is 100% organic and from Bizzy and Boo on etsy. It feels... Continue Reading →

My first Linden Sweatshirt

Spring is a funny time. I feel all whimsical and drawn to weather inappropriate fabrics and designs, while bored of the more sedate colors of my wardrobe. But I think I've found the solution: Linden Sweatshirt in a springy, slightly flecked, green. I got this fabric at the Knitting and Stitching show and it's gorgeous.... Continue Reading →

2nd sewing contest!

Jumping jellybeans! IPM2015 seems to be in full swing and already we're on week two! This week's challenge and contest is separates.  I've been approaching IPM2015 as a great way to ensure I have a summer wardrobe ready, should London decide to participate in summer this year. And for this week's contest I've gone for... Continue Reading →

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