Would you go to dinner with a man who was wearing this shirt?

Steve's shirt

I would rather not.

This shirt may have been fashionable in the 90’s. Actually, it may never have been fashionable at all, ever. And it certainly shouldn’t have enter 2014 as shirt waiting to be worn to dinner.

Are you sitting comfortably? This is the story of Steve’s Pink Shirt.

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Would this hoodie be banned from Bluewater?


It’s like the Swiss army knife of fashion. A sweatshirt with a hat, fingerless gloves, a scarf and a muff. Well actually, it’s a cowl neck hoodie with thumb holes and a pocket but that didn’t sound so good. Anyway, it’s the perfect garment to survive the cold winter months and look stylish at the same time.

It’s cool, it’s cozy, it’s comfortable. It’s pretty, it’s practical, it’s the Peek-a-boo hoodie, a pattern by Lil Luxe Collection. But would you associate it with anti-social behaviour? Continue reading

And the winner is……..

As you can imagine Anna and I had a rather difficult time deciding the winner of the Florence Christmas Blog Tour Competition. Each Florence had elements of beauty and brilliance. But, it so happened that when Anna emailed me with her top 3, we both had 2 of the same bloggers on our list. Continue reading

Florence Christmas Blog Tour: On reflection

Chalkboard-Christmas Florence

11 extremely talented bloggers have shown over the last few days what magic you can create with the Florence blouse pattern. Why not have a go yourself, you still have time to purchase the pattern and save 20% on Florence and all other patterns at MadeIt Patterns until Sunday, midnight GMT. Continue reading


… and it’s all my fault. I totally messed up.

For some reason I had it in my head that this post was for tomorrow. The thing is. normally it doesn’t matter when my posts go out but today, the timing is essential because if you like what you are about to read and you want to take action then you have to be quick. Continue reading

Florence Christmas Blog Tour: FINAL DAY

Kimmie Sew Crazy


Hi!  I am Kim or as some (including my daughter unfortunately) call me Kimmie of KimmieSewCrazy.  I am a mom to three boys that I sew for sometimes and one girl that I sew for all the time : ).  I am also very very excited to be here and be part of this blog tour/competition for Madeit Patterns Florence top.  Thank you so much Olu for inviting me :)

Made by Sara


Hi! I am Sara, mom to three amazing kids and I am passionate about all things handmade. Sewing is a passion that I share over my blog – Made by Sara – and on Instagram. I was thrilled when Olu invited me for this blog tour! (Thank you and Anna!) I am so in love with this blouse… Head on over my blog to check my version of this pattern.

My Sweet Sunshine

My sweet sunshine_COLOUR2

Hi, I am Alexis of My Sweet Sunshine. I have been handcrafting children’s clothing on my Etsy shop for 6 years now. I enjoy letting my creative side run free and Blogging about fun new patterns and participating in Blog Tours. Besides sewing I am crazy busy with my two very active kids. So If you can’t find me in my sewing room I am probably on the soccer field. I am excited to show you my twist on the Florence Pattern so please click HERE


Please remember to leave a comment on the Florence Competition Page to help us choose a winner. Anna and I will be deciding the winner over the weekend and it’s not going to be easy.




Florence Christmas Blog Tour: DAY 4

Call Ajaire

Hi, I’m Ajaire from Call Ajaire and I’m excited to participate in this series, but first a brief introduction.  I’ve always loved making. At an early age I started cross stitching and sewing and I taught myself to knit and crochet during college. When our now three and a half year old daughter Bean was born I was filled with all sorts of inspiration, so now I find ways to manage my crafty time and treasure those moments.  Okay, I won’t hold out any longer…. I just can’t wait for you to see more of the Florence I made for my girl!


 Sewing Sober

Hey all, it’s Ashley from Sewing Sober. I am so excited to be on the Florence tour with all these amazing bloggers, and was floored when Olu asked me to participate! I am a mommy of two little girls ages 5 and 10mo, 25 years old and living in Tampa, Florida with my fiancé Ryan. I hope you enjoy my “non-traditional” holiday Florence :)

Sewing sober


Bonnie & Lottie

Hi I’m Sam from Bonnie & Lottie.  When Olu contacted me about the Florence I was so flattered to be included and immediately intimidated.  Although I have sewn many outfits for my 2 daughter’s, I have been able to avoid the blouse.  It took me ages to find the right fabric but when I did, it all came together!  Head on over to my adventures in blouse making with a festive spin.  Thanks Olu!

Bonnie and Lottie


And don’t forget to head over to the Florence Competition page and tell us your favourite Florence so far.