Birthday dress up


As my youngest daughter’s birthday falls just after Halloween we celebrated with a small fancy dress party with a Halloween themed treasure hunt, a haunted house cake, Day of the Dead decorations and printing activity (which I blogged about over at Petit a Petit and Family). For anyone who’s read this blog before it’s probably no secret that I delight in making a costume, but honestly a princess costume wasn’t really what I had in mind. It was however, very firmly what my 4 year old had in mind and no amount of anti-princess culture rants from me could change it. Continue reading

Republique de Chiffon Jackie (yes another) Jumpsuit

dsc_6646Having been (completely-out-of-character) organised sewing flower girl dresses for my daughters to wear to their uncle’s wedding months in advance I then got caught up with other things and left sewing my own outfit until the last minute. In honour of my newly discovered love of jumpsuits I decided to use the Jackie jumpsuit pattern by Republique du Chiffon with it’s double cap sleeves and buttoned V-back, and three days before leaving for the wedding took a trip up to Goldhawk Road to find some suitable fabric. Continue reading

Sashiko Scrap bag no.2


The first sashiko scrap bag that I made nearly 2 years ago has experienced heavy use ever since, but there are times when it isn’t quite big enough for all the stuff I want to haul around. (Mummy, can you hold this cardigan/waterbottle/doll/half eaten apple etc.) I was finally prompted into action by The Makery’s Refashioners 2016 Jeans challenge. It’s definitely a challenge worth looking at as there are so many inspiring creations this year. Continue reading