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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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My New Pattern Label: Introducing The Emmeline Tee

7 December 2014
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Hi everyone, I hope you are all really well. I have been all consumed with a very exciting project just recently which is why I haven’t blogged anything for a little while. Thankfully it is finally ready to share with you guys- hooray! As those of you who have been following this blog for a […]

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Featherdown Sweater | Kim Hargreaves Asma

18 October 2014
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Despite having an almost continual chain of knitting projects on the go very few ever make it onto this blog for some reason. Co-incidentally the last one that did was also pale blush pink and fluffy, unfortunately that one had to be donated to charity as I knitted it from Angora yarn before knowing about the […]

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Summer’s last gasp | silk cami | gypsy skirt

20 September 2014
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Last night we went for a picnic on the common near to where we live. It has been a hot and muggy week here in London and it seemed like we should be trying to enjoy the last vestiges of summer; I say ‘trying’ as I am an Autumn/Winter girl and am keenly anticipating October […]

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Edwardian blouse, Harem pants and a farmers market

5 August 2014
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Last weekend we took a trip over to Barnes to visit a good friend of mine who has just moved into the world’s most adorable cottage there and to have a stroll around the lovely farmer’s market. It was, as is standard currently, a blazing hot sunny day so I thought it would be a good opportunity […]

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Lace cami re-fashion

22 June 2014
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Those of you who follow me on instagram will have noticed that I have been going through a bit of a re- fashioning phase of late and have been updating various bits of my ready- to- wear wardrobe. I thought some of these projects would make nice little blog tutorials. In this one I will show you […]

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Wedding season part 1 : Lace skirt & silk blouse

29 May 2014
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My favourite things to wear in this world are various shades of cream or white and denim. I think it is a given that most brides would be less than impressed with anyone turning up dressed in white lace to their big day and equally underwhelmed at my appearing in a pair of jeans. This […]

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Grey Lace Tee

25 May 2014
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This was an entirely unplanned little project that I ended up squeezing in at the end of a day’s sewing. I had been making baby tees for the new business called Maggs and Lowden that I have set up with my friend Hannah and was wearing this self drafted lace tee at the time. It […]

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Inspired by Louis Vuitton: Cutwork blouse

14 May 2014
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I find sewing inspiration all over the place including some of the high end fashion labels. One of these labels, in fact possibly my absolute favourite, is Dolce and Gabanna who regularly produce collections that make me want to drop what I am doing and head straight to the sewing machine. Two summers ago they […]

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Til the Sun also Rises | Deer & Doe Reglisse Blouse

6 May 2014
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A little while ago Andree of til the sun goes down contacted me to see if I would like to sew something up in one of her beautiful reproduction vintage fabrics. I was of course delighted as her fabric collection is stunning featuring a huge number of silks which you all know that I love to […]

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Spring Staple: Silk Boyfriend Shirt

1 April 2014
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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 […]

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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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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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