Month: November 2015

Let’s do this #Sewathon2015 thing!

Sewing gals and guys, cool things to tell you about happening this very Saturday! I was invited to take part in this exciting thing called the Sewathon at Badger & Earl, a lovely fabric shop, sewing school & sewing cafe in Chiswick.

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I met Jane from Handmade Jane there a few times for coffee as we both live more or less in the area, and absolutely fell in love with this chic, yet cosy little craft place in West London. And when they asked me to come take part in the Sewathon, I didn’t even have to think about it. Not to mention the illustrious company in no particular order: Jane from Handmade Jane,  Elisalex from By Hand London and Rachel from House of Pinheiro. I mean, creme de la creme of the sewosphere (and little old me), what more can one ask for?

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Blogs à la Français

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Hello sewosphere, hoping you are all warm (or cool) and safe wherever you are!

This is not the post I intended to write today, but because of the cold weather we’ve been having this weekend in London and a silly accident I had last night (slipped on ice and hurt my back), I couldn’t take pictures to show you the latest creations. Hoping to sort it out by next week.

But there is another reason, much more tragic and heart-breaking that, although more than week later, has not faded from the news or our consciousness. Completely by coincidence, I have recently been falling in love  with a lot of French sewing blogs and pattern companies, some of them perhaps less know in the English speaking sewosphere. So I thought it would be a good time to send some love to these inspiring ladies, and urge you to visit and maybe follow them as well.

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Scuba culottes: an experiment with Vogue 9075

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Hello sewosphere, how is everyone? I myself just recovering from the final bit of the wedding celebrations, our little UK pub bash to celebrate with the friends and family that did not join us in the Caribbean. And I’m not even joking, but it was more stressful than the actual wedding… I mean, those of you who went through this, how in the world do you get to speak to all the guests? We only had 50 and I feel like I was just running from one group to another like a headless chicken… Maybe it’s just me…

Anyhow, now back to a little bit of sewing… This is the first project that I managed to finish after the ginormous wedding dress debacle, a palate cleanser if you will… I had cut it out before I left, together with about 5 other UFOs that are lingering in my drawers. I know, all that procrastination left marks in the sewing room. You might remember this little number, which I made out of an old wedding dress, using Vogue 9075, one of my favourite patterns from this year. A while ago, I had seen these culottes made by Nikki over at Beaute J’adore, and I just had this idea in my head that they would work great in scuba. I have a deep ingrained obsession with scuba and when I found this teal one, I just had to buy in bulk!

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My sustainable wedding dress: The reveal

Why hello, sewosphere, hope you’re still here! It’s been ages, I know, but you know I had a good excuse: getting married and the honeymoon and all that.

So now, the big reveal, right? Well, the professional pictures have not arrived yet (when do they ever give them back on time…?) so you will have to contend with a few bad ones taken with my phone.

This is teaser I got from the photographer, so I’m teasing you with it too.

EDIT: now updated with more pics below.

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