Yep, I confess, that dull, dreary, drab, unemotional colour without colour is my favourite.
To me it is elegant, clean, calm, not the centre of attention like red but sleek and practical like black. It is a perfect canvas for contrasting bright colours which is why I love it for children’s clothes.
In 2014, fed up with pretty, pink and sparkly fashion on the high street, I set myself a challenge. I chose to invest time over convenience and make all my daughters’ clothes for a whole year. I only bought socks, underwear, basic t-shirts, school uniform, sportswear and 12 other items. For everything else I spent my days dreaming up ideas and my nights cutting, sewing and perfecting my skills. I managed to make a grand total of 74 garments for my girls.
Well, it so happened that I loved the experience so much, I decided to continue. Making clothes is addictive and through blogging I discovered the most amazing awe inspiring community that I am a thrilled to now be a part of.
Blogging also led me to find the incredibly talented Anna Bruce and in January 2015 I partnered up with her at Madeit Patterns. Together we create modern sewing patterns that you won’t be able to resist. Providing a range of cool, edgy designs that can be made at home as we guide you seamlessly through the process.
Coincidentally, Anna also loves grey.
Gaining confidence in my ability, I now make clothes for myself too. Japanese sewing patterns are my weakness.
Follow me on my sewing adventures, your advice, thoughts and comments are always hugely appreciated.