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    My thoughts on slow fashion and trying to shop more sustainably…

    I LOVE clothes and I love fashion. You probably wouldn’t know this if you saw me on the school run these days. but I do.  In my younger, more carefree days I would spend a large proportion of my wages on clothes every month often only wearing something once, it was almost like a hobby, clothes were my interest and I wanted something new pretty much every weekend.  I’m almost ashamed to admit that now but maybe there wasn’t actually anything wrong with that at the time, it’s where I get my love of sewing from after all.  I also liked to study the clothes and see how they were…

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    2019 Sewing Review and plans for 2020

    At the end of December I made myself a list of everything I’d made in 2019 – I had made 40 garments.  I couldn’t believe it, if you’d asked me to guess how many things I’d made I never would have guessed that many.  This was a great little exercise to do though because it made me realise how far I’d come with my sewing, how many new techniques I’ve tried and conquered (even if through trial and error) and I’ve learned to be braver and better at sewing with a variety of different fabrics. Most of all I’m so pleased that I’m no longer scared of jersey!  I can’t…

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    Minerva Blogger Network – Tilly & the Buttons Indigo Ruffle Hack

    I don’t think I could love a pattern more than the Indigo at the moment! That’s not to say I was sold straight away though, when I initially saw the pattern release I thought it was lovely but I didn’t think the smock style would suit me as I’m quite petite. However, after stalking the hashtag on Instagram and seeing all of the other lovely versions out there I decided to go for it and make my own and I’m so glad I did. My first version I made without the flounce sleeves or the pockets in a beautiful mustard peachskin from Material Girl Laura. You can view this version…