After sewing with silk for quite a few projects recently I thought I would compile a little list of the things that I find make it a little less challenging. There are two chief things about silk that make it so pesky to sew with: it’s delicate nature and it’s tendency to slip and slide […]

If I had to name my all-time favourite go-to item of clothing it would be my pale denim boyfriend shirt. Over the last few years I have worn my way through a few renditions of this item, the current one being a recent purchase from GAP. I have got through multiple because I wear them […]

Inspired by Emily Thorne| Silk Top

23 March 2014
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Up until the last few days we have been having the most amazing spring weather here in London which got me all enthused about some new season creations. One of these was a silk top  inspired by the always chic Emily Thorne (played by Emily VanCamp) from Revenge (yes another guilty TV pleasure of mine […]

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Bunnies!

13 February 2014
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Those of you who follow me on facebook may remember my horrified response to PETA‘s discovery of the barbaric production of Angora in China. I am not normally one to spread bad news or to comment on what is in the press in general but I felt so passionately about this as someone who adores all animals, […]

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She Dreams In Vintage | 1940s Vintage Pyjamas

12 January 2014
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Happy New Year everybody! So sorry for my absence on the blog for a little while, I had some little festive posts planned but the slightly early arrival of a darling new niece and a two night stay for our own little fur baby in an out of town emergency vets had us staying with […]

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My (slightly late) November in Instagram!

4 December 2013
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So November came and went so speedily that before I got around to writing this post it became December already! Oh well, better late than never as they say! Here’s a little peek into some things I got up to last month. I have been messing around with pin curls recently and have become slightly hooked! It’s so […]

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Deconstructed Denim Jeans

20 November 2013
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Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a good week so far? I whipped up a pair of dark blue denim jeans a couple of weeks back that I have been wearing nearly every day since (although fear not, they have made it into the washing machine a couple of times!) I always think […]

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Winter Blues

13 November 2013
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I tend to plan most of my sewing projects before buying the fabric for them. This allows me to co- ordinate the garments I make into a cohesive wardrobe (or at least that’s the intention!) It also means I can calculate the amount of fabric I need and write a list of all the notions […]

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My October in Instagram #1

9 October 2013
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So my favourite month is here and has been making itself at home for a good week now. I have been making the most of the days by getting up super early for morning doggy walks and caramel cappuccinos! Here’s a little peek at what I’ve been up to more generally through the eyes of […]

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AW2013 | Lace top, new boots & frothy coffee

29 September 2013
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Hi everyone, hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend! Those of you that follow me on Pinterest will probably have guessed by now that Autumn is my absolute favourite season: the first of the proper chilly weather, changing leaves, Halloween, Bonfire night, lots of cinnamon spiced deliciousness and of course Autumn fashions! I love jumpers, coats, […]

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Lady Danger: Retro Butterick B5209

7 September 2013
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As I mentioned in a recent post I have been on a bit of a republished vintage pattern spree recently. I bought a bunch of them on sale a while back and have been working my way through them and really enjoying them. In the case of this particular one, Retro Butterick B5209, I was […]

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Retro Butterick Dress & A Morning At Chiswick House

27 August 2013
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Hello everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! The hubby and I finally made it over to Chiswick House and gardens for a wander around in the sunshine. It is the most beautiful place and only a 10 minute train journey from where we live in London. We have been meaning to go […]

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A lesson in perseverance | vintage playsuit

28 July 2013
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Before I begin talking about my sewing project can I just tell you all to LOOK AT MY SHOES! For those of you who share my love for vintage and for beautifully made things you must be sure to check out the new shoe brand Agnes and Norman. They make the most beautiful vintage inspired […]

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Inspired by … Betty Draper

22 July 2013
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It has been a little while since my last ‘Inspired By…’ post and who better to break the drought than my all-time favourite Betty Draper. Mad Men has never really been the same for me since the greatly reduced Betty focus that happened in series 4 but recently she seems to have come sneaking back […]

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