Just add legs

the Ziggy top onesie ♥ Needle and TedThe onesie became a fashion craze a few years back in the UK. Everyone was wearing them, and I mean everyone. Men, women and children of all ages and social backgrounds. Some were intended as loungewear or sleepwear but the Norwegian company OnePiece created the modern onesie which was pretty cool and people started wearing them on the streets.
Ziggy onesie2It wasn’t long before our shops were filled with cheap imitations and all hell broke loose. Continue reading

JUST ADD DETAIL challenge. Prepare to be wowed.

The brief was to JUST ADD DETAIL to the Ziggy top. I asked some of my favourite bloggers to step up to the challenge. They did, and they nailed it.

I was after uniqueness and that’s what I got in abundance.

But which Ziggy top has the most unique detail? The most out of the ordinary? One of a kind? Something you would least expect? Me and Anna will be judging over the next few days. We’ll let you as know soon as we make our minds up. It’s going to be a tough one. Which one would you choose? Continue reading

JUST ADD DETAIL challenge

JUST ADD DETAIL graphicI set a challenge to some of my blogging buddies. Take The Ziggy top and just add detail. They were free to interpret ‘just add detail’ as they saw fit, to create something in their own, individual unique style. And let me tell you, these sassy bloggers have serious style. Continue reading

Battle of the Stitches: Round 2. Going grey

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Battle of the Stitches: Round 2 is a personal battle for me. A battle to be comfortable in front of the camera. I mean what do you do with your arms for goodness sake? What facial expression do I make? Dreamy? Pensive? Sultry? A cheesy smile? I could just imitate the model in the book and then call on my good friend Photoshop. Semi colon hyphen bracket.

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The strangest fabric ever

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Hummingbird ponte roma: It may look good in the pictures but it should have come with a warning.

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WARNING :

  • If you want the stretch of the fabric to go across your body (most people do), then the birds will be flying upwards or downwards instead of across. Although birds can fly in this direction, it looks odd on a dress, like a hummingbird about to peck your nose or your toes off.
  • If you want the birds to fly in the correct direction make something baggy (or you won’t be able to move).
  • The inside of the fabric is white (interesting, but unexpected).
  • You will waste a lot of this fabric, and may only be able to use 3 or 4 full hummingbirds if you buy 2m of fabric (the birds are located toward the selvedge, it is not an all-over print).
  • This fabric is only £3.50 a meter but there is a reason for that (see previous warnings).

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All that being said, I still managed to make a dress out of it which both me and Darcy are rather fond of.

Belinda pocketWe love the pockets, which join into one big deep hideaway. You could fit your books, your dolly and a packed lunch. No need for a rucksack.

Belinda2The pattern is the Belinda Dress which is a style that I would wear myself (minus the puffy shoulders). It’s nice to find a pattern for a dress that is suitable for the winter.Belinda4 It was quick and easy to make, which is always a bonus. No doubt I’ll be making more. But in ‘normal’ fabric, obviously.

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