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Sprout Patterns – Negroni Shirt

Sprout Patterns – Negroni Shirt

You know what, I don’t actually have many shirts in my wardrobe. There are two reasons for that: First off, ready-to-wear shirts rarely catch my eye and secondly, constructing a shirt at home is not quick and can be a bit of a headache. So 

An Introduction to Mindfulness

An Introduction to Mindfulness

I’m sure at some point you have become stressed at work whether meeting a deadline, presenting, managing challenging clients, delivering a project, etc.  Are you aware of the moment that you begin to get stressed?  Does your communication style change for the better or worse?  

London Style | Missoni Art Colour Exhibition

London Style | Missoni Art Colour Exhibition

The Missoni Art Colour exhibition is a visual story of inspiration, colour and (of course) clothes! Missoni are famous for their use of bold stripes and zigzags… and they made knitwear cool. This exhibit is a chance to study what inspired their iconic style and see it realised in a 

London Style | Wimbledon Common

London Style | Wimbledon Common

London boasts some great parks and commons; one of the most famous (perhaps thanks to a band of furry friends with their own TV show) is Wimbledon Common. My friend Louise and I took a wander around Wimbledon during tennis season, and somehow she ended up interviewing on 

Joining the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network

Joining the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network

This week I was asked to join Minerva Crafts’ Blogger Network – a small group of clothes-makers and crafters based all over the world. Every month, Minerva Crafts will send me a supplies kit with my chosen fabrics, notions and sewing pattern. I will then construct 

London Style | Columbia Road Flower Market

London Style | Columbia Road Flower Market

London’s Columbia Road Flower Market is a great location for fashion spotting. I went there recently with my friend Lynne to pick up some blooms and check out the 2016 summer trends. It was a typical British summer’s day (sunny and hot one minute, overcast 

Great British Sewing Bee 2016

Great British Sewing Bee 2016

So the day has come – the new series of The Great British Sewing Bee starts tonight! Tune into BBC2 at 9pm to watch… It’s felt like a long wait, but now I’m feeling a bit nervous! I’m so proud to be a part of 

The Stripey Summer Hoodie

The Stripey Summer Hoodie

Recently I wrote an article about my trip to Paris, and the fabrics I bought there. I wanted to do a separate post all about the construction of a hoodie that I made with some of the striped jersey I brought back with me. The fabric is 

Fabric Shopping in Paris

Fabric Shopping in Paris

Last year I visited Paris for the first time. After nearly five years living in London it’s a bit embarrassing that it took me so long to get there but after hearing about the fabric shopping there, I had to go! So I packed my bags 

Homemade Soy Wax Candles

Homemade Soy Wax Candles

I love candles! After a busy day, lighting a scented candle or two is a great way to relax. BUT I was recently reading about paraffin wax candles (this is the majority of candles you see for sale) and some of the not so great side effects. Apparently