Happy new year everyone! I hope you all enjoyed seeing the new year in? We stayed at home and drank babycham and I was asleep before midnight! It was lovely! I’m writing this post sat in the hairdresser waiting for my colour to come off! Having a baby seems to have made me far more […]

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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2015 · 6 comments

Merry Christmas to all of you lovely readers! This one has kind of crept up a little on me, perhaps due to a certain little chap keeping me extra busy!  I have managed to squeeze in making a few homemade gifts, a couple of little makeup bags and eye-masks that I love making and a […]

Mist and Mabel

20 December 2015
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Happy nearly Christmas everyone, hope you’re all feeling nice and festive! I have two makes to share with you today both of which I have been wearing quite a bit recently. Despite the unseasonably mild weather we have been having recently one of these is a woolly beanie hat I knitted a wihle ago from […]

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Jack-O-Lantern and the Pumpkin Patch

31 October 2015
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So, late October obviously means one thing… an obligatory trip to the pumpkin patch! And now that we have our very own little Jack-O-Lantern I thought I should knit him something special for the occasion I found a super pattern for this pumpkin hat on Etsy. It’s knitted in aran weight yarn but I managed […]

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My Favourite Make So Far…

30 October 2015
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Hello lovely readers, I hope this post finds you well. Those of you that follow me on instagram will know from the continual stream of baby spam that baby Jack made his appearance a little over a month ago now. So I thought it was about time that I introduced him here on the blog […]

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Polka dots and Prams: Megan Nielsen Maternity Pina Dress

26 July 2015
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You don’t see a lot of jersey around here, in fact I think this is the only jersey dress ever to have made an appearance on this blog. I feel very ‘exposed’ in form fitting jersey which kind of counterbalances the indisputable physical comfort of the soft stretchy fabric. This hasn’t actually changed and I […]

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An Elephant For Esme

16 July 2015
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  So unfortunately I am currently sat nursing rather a nasty cold, this is a very common condition for me as I seem to have an immune system that is happy to let in any bugs that cross its path. Due to my love of past eras and all things vintage I am often asked […]

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White cotton and pretty blue polka dots: Emmeline maternity dress

7 July 2015
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The weather finally warmed up enough here in England for me to wear one of my latest makes, a white cotton broderie anglaise maternity dress. In fact in true British style it went from zero to sixty and warmed up a bit to much to the point where this dress and the lightweight viscose jersey slip […]

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Fun with Fit part 6: Sleeves and finishing up

21 June 2015
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Massive apologies to anyone who has been following along with this Fun With Fit series and waiting for this final instalment. The unforgivably long gap since part 5 is down to various unavoidable life changes but nevertheless you have my sincerest apologies! Now lets talk sleeves… Having fitted our armscyes last time we are now ready […]

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Our gender reveal party, a Colette Hawthorn maternity hack and giveaway winners.

24 May 2015
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Thank you all so much for your kind words and congratulations on my last post, because so many of you expressed an interest in winning a copy of the Emmeline pattern I have actually picked two winners at random. I hope you enjoy the pattern Nathalie and Helen, drop me an email with your postal details […]

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A house in the country, a baby bump and a giveaway.

14 May 2015
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Hello everyone, I’m so sorry for the big gap since my last post on here. Whilst this little space on the internet has been gathering more dust that Miss Havisham’s banquet table I have been busy moving to a little chalet bungalow in the woods and making it to the halfway mark of my first […]

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Fun with Fit part 5: fixing temporary discrepancies and fitting the armscye

13 February 2015
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Hi everyone and apologies for the lack of post last week, we have been busy fighting off a grotty cold in our house. In this week’s fun with fit we are going to begin by addressing a couple of temporary issues that are the result of the slash and spread or slash and overlap approach we […]

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Fun with Fit Part 4: marking up and sewing the toile.

29 January 2015
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Hello everyone, welcome to part four of fun with fit, this week we are actually going to be working with some fabric at last! We need to begin by transferring all our markings onto our calico and cutting it out. It is very important that we transfer all of our darts and seam lines and our […]

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Fun with Fit Part 3: horizontal pre-adjustments

22 January 2015
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Hello and welcome back to another Fun with Fit. After taking our body measurements and making our vertical pre- adjustments last time we should hopefully be beginning this session with a fitting shell that has it’s bustline , waist and hipline in the correct positions for our bodies. We are now going to use a similar […]

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