Like ice cream, (only warmer).

Cocoon dress_Nosh fabric1

When my delicious Stretch College Stripe arrived in the post from Nosh, Darcy made all the same sounds as I did after stroking it affectionately and holding it against her cheeks. (Come on, I know you do that too.) It reminded us of soft, smooth, sweet ice cream (only warmer).

Cocoon dress_Nosh fabric

I had just one dress in mind; the Cocoon Dress. Scout has one already, now one for Darcy. Darcy didn’t want the shoulder frills. ‘Say what!’ A Cocoon Dress without shoulder frills is like cake without icing. OK, just as lovely but a little less sweet. Fine! 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.

It’s a weird trend that’s happening, people wearing running tights and trainers as general attire to do everyday mundane things. Continue reading

3 ingenious ways to wear a dress

My daughter doesn’t always like what I make for her these days, but if I remember comfort comes first and blue comes second then I’m half way to winning her over.

Baloon Groove on Instagram

She requested (erm! last year) that I make her a Balloon Fold Dress. She doesn’t request much by way of clothes, she takes it for granted that she’ll wake up in the morning and every now and then they’ll be something new hanging in her room waiting for her.

So when I received my navy Denim College+ from Nosh (and was as tempted as ever to keep it for myself), I generously offered to make her Balloon Fold Dress out of it.

Nosh fabric never disappoints on quality, it’s a treat to sew with. But there was a minor problem.

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Shapes and Clothes

Navy drape dress4_Nosh fabric_Needle and Ted

If only you could feel fabric through your computer/mobile/tablet [delete as appropriate], then you would know how heavenly this navy jersey is. You may just see navy blue, knit fabric, which looks no different from any other navy blue knit fabric but it’s not something you can see, it’s only something you can feel.  Continue reading

Do all little girls like standing on their heads?

leggings by Needle and Ted

When deciding what my girls should wear in the morning, we are are looking for three main things:

  1. Comfort
  2. Style
  3. and the ability to stand on ones heads without showing ones underwear. (Fact: my girls spend 40% of their day standing on their heads.)

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