How I stopped worrying and learned to embrace the creases | Linen Ann Normandy Maxi Dress

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Readers, for the length of this post, let’s embark together on a bit of a fantastic journey. If, like me, you are looking out the window and can see frost or even snow, talking about a linen maxi dress might be a bit unbelievable, even unrealistic. So let’s suspend our disbelief for a second and imagine we’re in the Southern Hemisphere, or in the Caribbean or somewhere else that feels like a holiday. If you’re already there, that’s ok, no fantasy journey for you, just a regular ol’ pattern review. 

Right, are you with me? Mentally putting on suncream, of course… 

So let me tell you about what possessed me to make a linen maxi dress in the middle of winter…

Chiffon tie top | Pm-Patterns Mademoiselle Gus

I am taking part in my second ever blog tour (the activewear one a few weeks ago was the first) for a new to me French pattern company, called Pm-Patterns. I have waxed lyrical about how much I love Indie French patterns and so when I saw the call for the blog tour, I jumped right on it. I was very pleased to be chosen! So here I am sharing my top made using a pattern called Mademoiselle Gus. So let me tell you more about Pm-patterns… (and make sure you read until the end for a Giveaway!!)

FAUX FUR CROP TOP | Wearologie Nivis

My dad told me that when I was a child, I used to walk up to ladies on the street and pet their fury coats. It was the 80s, so there were a lot of those going around, and I was 5, so it was cute, not creepy, but the point of the story is that pretty much all my life I have been attracted to soft, pettable materials. And that is still the case, many many years later. I love soft fake fur, fleece, minky, that thing that fluffy dressing gowns are made of,  you name it, I want…