– 86 – sashiko jeans

I think I can genuinely blame Ali for this one. She’s the one who texted me a picture of a pair of denim from Anthropologie covered in sashiko embroidery.  She sowed the seed. And then that seed grew and grew and when I saw a pair of jeans in my size down to the most […]

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– 81 – summer sewing, part 2

I’ve been eyeing peplum tops for a while and then the lovely Fiona (you can find her here) suggest the Marthe top (or Blouse Marthe) and I was sold. I wasn’t sure which fabric to use, well aware that something not drapey enough would look stiff and sticky-outy (… you find me a better word […]

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– 80 – summer sewing

My sewing mojo is back. My sewing mojo is back helped enormously by my gorgeous serger that had been hibernating since the move, ahem, almost two years ago. Whilst I won’t tell you how long it took me to re-thread it or the choice language that was used at various times (for a while I […]

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– 78 – summer snood

… I realise it sounds a little bit “oxymoronish”… but if you do live in England you understand… right? “Summer” is often an “idea” more than reality… which is ok, there are other benefits… like you never wear out your sandals for example (they last for years….), and sometimes you do need a light snood […]

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