Come Groove with me

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Nearly every time I sew something, a song gets in my head. Either the name of the pattern, the fabric I’m using or how the garment makes me feel determines the song. And I have a particular song for the dress I’m about to show you, I want you all to stop what you are doing, get up, let loose and take a few minutes to come groove with me.

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Come on ladies and gents, GET YOUR GROOVE ON!!!!!!!

And Sach if you’re reading this, I know you’ll be going crazy right now.

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A few of my favourite things

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I was asked by Project Run & Play to write about a few of my favourite things. And of course Julie Andrews immediately popped into my head. I bet she popped into your head too, so come on press PLAY and sing along folks.

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I love it when someone tells me they like what my kids are wearing

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I feel proud and smug at the same time if it’s something I’ve made. It’s much more of a compliment than “Did you make that?”.

Last week whilst out with my girls a lady stopped us, “They look lovely, in their matching outfits” she said nodding towards my girls.

“Thank you” I replied, resisting the urge to splurt out ‘I made their clothes’.

I’m not like my mum, my mum looks about 20 years younger than she actually is. She always has done, well not before she was 40, that would be weird. But at any opportunity (or even when there isn’t an opportunity) she mentions her age. If fishing for compliments were an Olympic event, she’d win the gold medal. Continue reading

I go shopping in my activewear

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Have you noticed an increase in people wearing activewear in Sainsbury’s, on the Underground, collecting kids from school… pretty much anywhere. And none of them have actually been to or are even thinking about going to the gym or doing any form of workout whatsoever.

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Perfectly random

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When I named the Groove Dress, it was completely random. Seriously! I used a random generator, check out what else it could have been called. I had every intention of changing it at a later date. Naming a dress should take a while right? Not just a few thoughtless seconds. But the Groove Dress remained the Groove Dress because quite frankly, the name could not be more appropriate.
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