Evergreen: an adventure in colour and creating

A little while ago Ā I blogged about drafting a dress from a photo I had seen in the Vogue Pattern book. I’ll show you here how I turned that pattern into a real-life dress. The original was a shift style dress in denim and IĀ had intended to make a close copy in the traditional fabric […]

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The Accidental Winner: why it pays to dig out those sewing UFOs.

Now meet my “Afterthought” dress, the late to the party dress, the slow-slow-slow game-winner. It’s months since I made her but only now got around to wearing and writing about it! I’m currently in a phase of craving instant gratification I see a new fabric or pattern and I want to sew it now, but […]

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7 reasons to try Apartment life on your next holiday.

Whether it be Birmingham or Bari, city breaks are still really popular, and there is a slew of hotels on all the various websites offering city centre rooms. However, increasingly, we’veĀ been finding great deals staying in self-cateringĀ apartments, in super locations for very reasonable prices. Ā  Plenty of comforts Why go self-catering? There are many benefits […]

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