Appreciation and Inêspiration

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This blog post is dedicated to Inês whose big, beautiful smile brightens up my Instagram feed on a regular basis. And the clothes she makes for her girls are sometimes the inspiration for the clothes I make for my girls.

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Food, friends & fabric

2015 we did PARIS, 2016 we did LONDON, this year it was AMSTERDAM and oh what fun we had. For the most part, it was food, friends and fabric. Well, what else do you need on a sewing blogger meet up?

Actually, would you believe the fabric part was kept to a minimum, buying fabric that is. We were more interested in printing fabric. One of the highlights of our trip was a Bobbinhood Screen Printing Workshop. I took with me 1.3m of light pink Stretch Sweatshirting from NOSH fabric and a design idea that Scout had given me. It’s always good to involve my girls when making clothes for them. It’s a psychological trick just like when you let your kids cook with you and they happily eat things they would never have tried otherwise. Continue reading

See you at 6…

…and don’t be late

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I’ve often wondered about the effectiveness of someone telling you not to be late. Does it really work? Does it prevent traffic or falling asleep on the sofa? Or is there the assumption that you are purposely intending to be late? Wouldn’t they be better off simply saying, ‘Come early’? Continue reading

Madeit Fashion Week 2016 : Day 4


Welcome to Day 4 of Madeit Fashion Week

You can still catch Day 1Day 2 and Day 3 if you missed it. Firstly, I must make a big apology about yesterday’s music choice. If you can call it music. Chosen because Honey G had recently ‘dropped’ from the X Factor. But alas, some of you were offended so please accept my apologies as I bow my head in shame.

OK, today, we have 3 shows brimming with creativity and inspiration for Madeit Patterns Drop Dress & Top. If you’re not excited already, you will be. Ines, Catherine and Milla have hit the ball out of the park.

Don’t believe me, just watch


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