*87* Wiksten Shift ‘Top’

Jenny does it again. A gorgeous pattern with detailed simple instructions that comes together easily and fits perfectly. The pattern itself (you can buy the paper version or if you can’t wait, the pdf format. Easy peasy) comes with three variations and it’s very good value for money. There is a gorgeous summer dress, a […]

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*61* Fashion Revolution Week

April 22nd to April 28th is Fashion Revolution Week, did you know that? Having just learnt it – it popped up in my Insta feed – I feel a tad guilty for having wasted the last 15 minutes browsing for clothes I don’t really need… It is a movement started after the collapse of the […]

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– 2018/84 – flamingo pants

It’s May and May on Instagram is #memadeMay… the hashtag of awkward selfies and and beautiful handmade clothes.  Combine this with soon-expiring stash-points from the Village Haberdashery and what do you get? Yup, flamingo pyjamas pants. And why not? Years and years ago I owned the most comfortable pair of pjs bottoms ever… they were […]

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– 2018/78 – Athina Top, by Tessuti

I literally stumbled upon this pattern whilst numbingly surfing Instagram when the school bus was late… how did I miss it before? You can buy the paper version from the website (Tessuti) or you can download it for free which has the double benefit of being immediately available – if you have that itch to […]

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– 2018/72 – Esme tunic no 2

What can I say… if it ain’t broken… I love this pattern, (the Esme tunic/top, from this book by Lotta Jansdotter)… it fits me without having to make any adjustments, I can make it into a top (I made two) and a tunic/dress… just brilliant, the instructions are easy to follow (although not as detailed […]

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– 2018/58 – ‘Martina Cardigan’

This fresh off the needle little gem is the Martina Cardigan by ‘We are knitters’, and you can find the kit here.  It comes complete with instructions, gorgeous wool and optional knitting needles.  (btw I knitted a size S). With easy to follow instructions and clever construction, this is a great project for adventurous beginners […]

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– 2018/53 – ‘Hush’ clothing

Yesterday I took a day off from ‘mum-things’ to do ‘me-things’ and attended a ‘Hush‘ clothing lunch in Bath with a friend. (We may or may not have popped into Anthropologie (sales!!!)… it depends if Mr M is reading this or not… Anthro? noooo not me… why, would I? Geesh.. or YEAH SALES! deep green […]

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– 2018/37 – five dresses

The new Plumo Spring catalogue dropped into my in box yesterday and I must say… it’s a good one!   I always like their stuff, the clothes are a little off kilt and although some items can be quite expensive their sales are always very good if you can wait.  I own a couple of […]

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– 2018/28 yellow Sunday

I know that this year’s colour is lavender but I can’t help by noticing yellow everywhere I look.  It seems to me it’s a colour that has been ignored for a long while and now you can’t escape it. Yellow is the colour of the mind and of the intellect, it’s uplifting, illuminating, it inspires […]

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– 2018/23 – winter 10×10 – recap

I’ve made it through to the end of the 10×10 winter experiment.  10 Items to be worn for 10 days in different combination.  10 only.  Including shoes.  (Obvs not including underwear, pjs, accessories or working out gear or coats). You can see what I had selected here.  And here are is what I wore; only […]

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