(Part 2) Stashbusting plans for 2016..

In this earlier Stashbusting post, I started to go through some of my favourite items in my fabric stash and what I’m planning to do with them this year. I’m aiming to make a lot more than I buy this year, for my ‘carefully curated wardrobe’ which will hopefully end up being stuffed full of clothes that fit me perfectly in terms of my style and personality as well as the physical fit.

So without further ado, here are more of the fabrics that insisted I buy them!
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Stashbusting! Planning my 2016 wardrobe essentials.. (Part one)


I’ve been in a frenzy of sewing-related shopping activity since I decided to start sewing a couple of months ago. I’ve bought patterns, tools, books, online courses, and fabric.. Lots of fabric. I’m hooked!
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Sew over it: Ultimate Pencil Skirt

Here’s to finishing my first make of 2016! I believe it’s possible to sew up a pencil skirt in a few hours but I’ve been working on this one since Boxing Day! Mainly because, between Toddler Boy and Baby Boy, I don’t have the use of my hands for most of my waking hours – it took a couple of 2a.m. sewing sessions to get this done, but it was well worth it. I’m in love.

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2016: putting the “Me” back in “Mummy”

Happy new year, all! 

2015 was such a whirlwind of activity.. Having Baby Boy, buying our first family home and all the work we had done to it before we moved in, and adjusting to life with two under-3’s. It’s true what they say: it’s not double the amount of work when you have your second child, it’s squared – definitely to the power of two!
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