3 WAYS TO STYLE A DIY A-LINE SKIRT | FIBRE MOOD JUTTA

The A-line skirt continues to be a classic wardrobe staple. Yes, staple can mean boring, but not when there are so many possibilities to styling it into all kinds of outfits. For this instalment of my 3 Ways to Style series, I wanted to show you how I styled one of my favourite skirts, a simple, yet very interesting to wear and fun to sew pattern from Fibre Mood. It’s called Jutta and it’s from Issue 5 last year. I actually made it last summer, but it didn’t actually make it on the blog. However, it got loads of wear…

DIY PINK TIERED DRESS | SLEEVELESS FIBRE MOOD MIRA HACK

Well, this September thing turned out to be much better than we expected here in the UK, so I get to wear my summer makes for a few more weeks. Also, this means that a breezy little dress will not look out of place on the blog right now. Hope this weather holds, as I have at least 4 more hot weather projects I haven’t posted about yet and I am very keen to share them with you before we all start wrapping up for the winter. Anyway, about this flirty little number… Believe it or not (and if it’s…

9 STYLISH SEWISTS YOU MUST FOLLOW

Style is one of the cornerstones of this blog, but for once, this post is not really about me. It’s a celebration of a group of fabulous women with amazing style that inspire me on a regular basis. I almost titled this post ‘my style muses’ and the fact that I chose 9 ladies to showcase is not an accident. In fact, it’s a nod to the goddesses of ancient times that influence all things creative. When I first started sewing and discovered the online sewing community, bloggers like Erica Bunker and Nikki from Beaute J’adore were the first ones…

DIY WOVEN TANK WITH A CUTE COLLAR | SEAMWORK ADDISON IN COTTON VOILE

It’s proper scorchio in London, so I am reaching for light, cool and mostly natural fibre items. And it turns out I don’t have as many of those as I thought. In the air-con office, I didn’t seem to mind polyester that much, but since the lockdown, and especially since London turned into the Sahara desert, I can’t bear it on my skin. So this top was a bit of an emergency make, if you will, because of this unexpected gap in my wardrobe. But I knew it would be a winner. I’ve made Addison twice before , and I…

DIY TIERED SUMMER DRESS | FIBRE MOOD ROSALIE + MIRA

What happens when Rosalie meets Mira? Well, let’s call her Rosamira… Or should it be Miralie? Yes, more Fibre Mood love, this time of the mashing kind. I love my pattern hacking alright, but nothing better than frankenpatterning two or more into something new. Rosalie has been hacked before (see this flounce scuba top) and she was a real success. Same for Mira (check out the hacked version). And of course, they both got made in the original versions (white Rosalie and navy Mira). So 3rd time lucky, it’s a lovechild! So let me tell you how she came together……

WARDROBE TRACKER | APR-JUN 2020 UPDATE

Wow, almost 4 months of working from home (and pretty much staying at home). I never imagined that I would miss getting dressed for the office, but I sure do wish I put on a dress every now and again. Even though they are not all that exciting, I have continued to diligently record what I have been wearing during the past few months and I was as curious as (I hope) you are to see the outcomes. If you are wondering what I am on about, check out how I decided to record every single thing I wore every…

DIY WORK FROM HOME SUMMER STYLE | 3 DIY OUTFIT FORMULAS

I did warn you this post was coming. Oh, was it back in the other life in March, beyond the wormhole of the lockdown happened? Yeah, I had to go back and see what I wrote too. But anyway, this is part 2 of the Working from Home outfits, this time the ‘keeping cool edit’. It seems almost unbelievable how many layers I had on in late March. Now I really can’t think how to keep my body temperature down… What a difference a few months make (and summer!). I have been working from home since mid-March and although I…

DIY EMERALD BACK TIES JUMPSUIT | FIBRE MOOD DANIKA REVIEW

[GIFTED PATTERN] Jumpsuits are a bit of a marmite issue for people. You either love them, because they can be both stylish and comfortable. Or you hate them, because well, they are not easy to get out of in a hurry. Also, RTW jumpsuits can be a pain if you are different sizes in the upper and lower body. Well, that last bit it’s the easiest to go around. Just make your own and adjust the bodice and trousers to fit your body, not that ‘standard size’ of the fashion industry. So here I am with another Fibre Mood pattern,…

DIY WHITE FLOUNCE SLEEVE BABYDOLL DRESS | FIBRE MOOD ROSALIE

Well, I guess I had to go back to talking about sewing at some point. So here we are with the post that was due two weeks ago. Still weather appropriate. However, this does not mean that I’m done talking about anti-racism. I’m including a resource update and news at the end of the post and aiming to continue this for the foreseeable future. I hope you will make it till the end and check them out. But feel free to enjoy the summer dress on the way. In the UK, we’ve had the most days of sunshine in Springtime…

ON AWAKENING, ALLYSHIP AND PUTTING IN THE HARD WORK

You can tell by the title, this is still not Business as Usual. Sorry, the summer dress post still does not feel right. Today is George Floyd’s funeral in Huston. And it feels it’s a different world since his horrific murder on the 25th May in Minneapolis. We’ve had protest here in the UK, as well as all over the world. People were chanting his name, along with Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, who were also killed by police brutality. And since the last few weeks, but especially since Black Out Tuesday a week ago,…