Your Christmas dress awaits…

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Win the pattern and the fabric

At Madeit Patterns, we’ve teamed up with the Belgium fabric brand Chat Chocolat, to celebrate the launch of their new collection ‘WE’RE ALL STARS’, we are giving away a Spin Dress pattern and all the fabric you need to make it.

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If athleisure is here to stay, should denim jeans should be worried?

I mentioned last year about the trend that was going on in London, people wearing activewear – everywhere. Well everywhere apart from the gym that is. But now it seems like people who actually go to the gym are wearing clothes that wouldn’t look out of place in a nightclub. The lines are blurred between high performance and high fashion.

I’ve noticed lots of women adding a fashionable flair to their activewear and bringing a bit of sass to their workouts. Wearing sports bras that are too good to hide and leggings with mesh panel inserts (yes we’re talking see-through) that are more work it than work out.

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Those anxious sewing feelings

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I’ve been sewing for a while now but I still get those anxious feelings at the start of every project. Will I like it? Will it turn out the way I want it to? Will the fabric suit the pattern? Will I make a mistake? Will I run out of fabric? Will I finish it? Will it fit? Will it suit me/my daughter? Will she wear it? Will I wear it? Will.i.am? Continue reading

It’s cold outside, put your shorts on

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For most of us, the change in season means a change in our wardrobes. Put away your racerback vests, your light floaty dresses and cover those legs up.

But if, like Darcy, you are in denial about it being cold and you’re determined to keep those shorts on for as long as possible, just pop on some cosy tights, long socks or warm leggings. Add a warm jacket and voilà, an instant autumn look is born from a pair of seemingly summer shorts.

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