Sewing

Organise for Autumn Sewing Now

Is the first week in September, your real New Year? I’s mine! Between school/university aged-children, and the change in season, I think of it as the beginning of the new year. I’m refining my autumn palette and planning my sewing (read more about this in my Wardrobe Architect posts). I will not buy any RTW clothes this year… Continue reading Organise for Autumn Sewing Now

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Wardrobe Architect: Makeup and Beauty

I’m following the Wardrobe Architect series to help me build a well curated collection of hand-made clothes. You can find all my Wardrobe Architect posts in their own category. This is my second Wardrobe Architect series post about Hair(styles), makeup and beauty. Today I am thinking about the relationship between my core style and my makeup and I… Continue reading Wardrobe Architect: Makeup and Beauty

Bits and Bobbins

Bits and Bobbins: Cottage Life

If you follow my Instagram feed, you’ll notice that I’m not in London anymore, I’m enjoying Canadian cottage life. I should explain the change in my summer lifestyle and posts. Home in Canada I live in Hackney, London, but I’m Canadian, born and raised. Furthermore, I’m lucky enough to enjoy summers on a lake outside Kingston, Ontario, which is… Continue reading Bits and Bobbins: Cottage Life

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Wardrobe Architect: Pattern II

I’m following the Wardrobe Architect series to help me build a well curated collection of hand-made clothes. You can find all my Wardrobe Architect posts in their own category. I’m very keen to see and talk to others, working through this series, so please share your experiences with me. In my last post I explored How and Where… Continue reading Wardrobe Architect: Pattern II

Pattern Hacks

Jersey A-line Dress Hack: Princess Seam

Here’s a pattern hack for a faux princess seam. I’m still working from the A-line dress pattern, that I hacked out of this raglan T-shirt pattern. The dress above is from Toast and is made of a cotton, medium weight, single jersey. They use a nice thick jersey. The fabric has stripes, at various distances across its width,… Continue reading Jersey A-line Dress Hack: Princess Seam

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Wardrobe Architect: My Palette

This week’s task, in the Wardrobe Architect Series, was to identify my colour story and organise my palette. Oh boy, did I find this tricky! My problem is, I love all the colours. There is no colour I wouldn’t consider wearing. There are combinations of colours I don’t particularly want to wear, but there is no single… Continue reading Wardrobe Architect: My Palette