What a blessing this first Dressmakers Blogging Network Challenge was. I went home for Christmas with my trusty PJs packed…and then I didn’t get any new ones off Santa. I was forced to accept that my La Senza (wow!) pyjamas weren’t getting replaced this time around. I pondered my 2017 sewing list and aims back … More Cosy January
What a joy the Cleo is! I ran this up in one evening, overlocking raw edges first and listening to a few old episodes of The Infinite Monkey Cage. The time passed so quickly becasue this came together so easily. This isn’t one of my high street saw it, wanted it made it items, but … More The first of many!
I’m just going to go straight into this one with no pre-amble (Happy New Year etc etc!) because sorry not sorry, this post isn’t for you guys. This one’s for me. To make me accountable on all fronts – sewing, studying, self loving and all the rest. I *might* call this my #2017makenine post although, … More Make me accountable!
As per the theme of my blog, when I saw the opportunity to get involved in Linda of Nice Dress! Thanks I made it’s Designin’ December challenge, I couldn’t wait to get myself on net-a-porter and have a browse through those lovely expensive things for a make which I’m planning to wear on New Years … More Designin’ December
Taking on Topshop What do I need? A new dress, a posh one. And if the colour could match the stripes on my graduation gown, as well as be flattering, the right length, comfortable, cheap as chips and also suitable for Christmas Day, that’d be great. Not too much to ask you say? Ha! I … More Dupe No.3 Crepe Skater Dress
So firstly, thank you so much to everyone who read my first couple of posts…My cringe threshold is so low that it takes me forever to work up the courage to share things like that on Facebook and Twitter without feeling like a saddo, but it was so well received and I’m chuffed by the … More Dupe No.2 – Cord zip-through skirt
Missguided ‘Faux Suede Stitch Front A-line Mini Skirt’ Price – £15 plus p+p (between 99p and £4.99) Source: Missguided.co.uk Yep, okay, this skirt is fab. It’s got that thick tights and boots look to it, which gets me through every winter (so much warmer than jeans right?!). It is a steal at £15, but since I starting … More Dupe No.1 – Faux Suede A-line miniskirt
An overview of my essential and favourite pieces of sewing kit … More Kit and caboodle