Me Made May: A different challenge

May is a month of celebrating who we are as a community and what we do. Zoe’s Me Made May challenge is arguably the biggest event on the sewing blogger’s calendar and for years we have proudly paraded our self stitchery and dutifully documented our daily outfits. I have learned

Technical Glitches

Word to the wise… iphones are good for a great many things but fixing blog issues on the fly at work isn’t one.

Apologies to anyone who couldn’t access the blog yesterday or recieved multiple notifications, it should be fixed now and if you missed the post on Tilly’s Mathilde Blouse

Gap-tastic Cowl + Holiday Recap

Disclaimer: I feel the need to warn you guys, this might get a little rambly and dis-jointed courtesy of the jet lag currently kicking my arse.

Now with that out of the way, let me show you my second ever* wearable knitting project – the free Gaptastic Cowl pattern from Jen

Thinking About: Orla Kiely

Thinking about Orla Kiely’s Autumn/Winter 13 presentation.
roxanne blouse – victory patterns // orla kiely pleated collar blouse via wishwishwish
orla kiely aw13  via memoirmode // sublime stitching forest friends embroidery design // vintage sweater via etsy
orla kiely aw13 via wishwishwish // burdastyle march 2013 brocade dress with petersham ribbon
orla kiely aw13 via wishwishwish //

Sometimes, I sew…

This is a post I’ve tried to write many times but it never quite feels right. Change is a constant as we all know, but some of us take longer to settle into it than others. I needed to press pause on blogging for a while to have the space

Wardrobe Planning: Inspiration, Comfort + Compromise

There has been many a meaningful discussion of late around what we sew and why. Sewaholic’s take on frosting vs. cake and Colette Patterns’ practical wardrobe posts both put into words the thoughts I’d had about Wardrobe Planning the second time around.

For the fall Palette challenge I’d gotten excited and

Blog Roll

Ooops… somehow I wound up with 400 sewing blogs in my reader so creating the Blog Roll page will take a little longer than I thought!

I’ll be chipping away at it as I don’t want to miss anyone out so, if you like, check back each day for another 20

Hello Old Friend! Mojo: How to lose it and get it back again

Maybe you’ve noticed the silence round these parts and maybe not but it’s been a frustrating couple of months. It started, as it often does with life getting in the way. The stress of job hunting – I’m all good with change but uncertainty does my head in – then

T.G.I.F. + More Croquis

Just wanted to pop in to say hi and a humongous thank you for all the encouragement too. Things have been plenty better this week with several interviews. The positions are mostly a step down from what I was doing but with good companies so keep your fingers crossed. Unfortunately,

Personal Post

I almost accidently uploaded my CV instead of an image, which is why I’m taking a wee break.
Hey guys,
The job hunting situation in London has me a little consumed at the moment so I’m going to take a blogging break for a couple of weeks. I appreciate all the support you guys