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(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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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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Crafty Christmas: a “quiet book” for the boys..

A belated Merry Christmas to you all! I’ve been running around like mad so haven’t had much time to blog over the last few weeks but hope to remedy that going forward.

One of the things I was working on in what felt like every spare minute from mid November to Christmas was a “quiet book” for the boys. Oh, who am I kidding, Toddler Boy will have destroyed it long before Baby Boy is able to play with it, but  in my head at least it was intended for both of them so I’m not obliged to make one for Baby Boy next year 🙂

What is a quiet book, I hear you ask?? 

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Sewing school: Margot and Sorbetto pyjamas

So, as I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m learning to see while on maternity leave. I’m so chuffed to be able to report that I’ve finished my first project! I made a pair of pyjamas, which was the first clothing project in the brilliant book, Love at First Stitch, by Tilly Walden. Tilly’s project only covered the pyjama bottoms (“Margot” pyjamas/lounge trousers) so I made up the pyjama top using a very popular blouse pattern called “Sorbetto”, by Colette patterns.

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10 things my wardrobe told me..

Moving house a couple of months ago brought home to me one simple truth: I have waaay too much stuff. Too many gadgets/glasses/knick knacks in my kitchen, too many books and DVDs in my living room, and definitely way too many clothes in my wardrobe.

  
So in order to fit into Kings Drive, we have had to aggressively declutter. And over the course of the last few weeks I’ve done a great deal of decluttering from my wardrobe. Having to think about what to do with each item and how I ended up in this predicament meant that by the end of the process, I was definitely getting clear messages from my wardrobe about the cause of its total overflow situation. I’ll share them here in case you’re looking to cut down to a classic capsule wardrobe or at least get to the point where you feel like you do always have something to wear!

10 things my wardrobe told me:

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