Monthly Archives: June 2013

A leopard changes its spots: to hot pink tiger stripes

I was gently reminded by my mother recently that in my teens I cocked a snoot at animal prints, while she was a big fan. Haters gonna hate. As in all things, mother knows best so I’ve changed my thinking and embraced them. Hard. Like … Continue reading

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Interview with Pattern Runway

Following the release of Pattern Runway‘s new dress patterns, owner Sarah agreed to chat to give me the lowdown on the thinking behind her designs, what makes indie companies fab, and her plans for the future. (Spoiler: they include paper patterns!) 1. … Continue reading

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A sewing stranger is a friend you just haven’t met yet (until you do at the Birmingham meet-up)

Tell people you’re spending your Saturday with more than 30 strangers off the internet for fun and frolics and you get a few raised eyebrows. Which aren’t necessarily lowered when you tell them it’s all about sewing. Regardless, this weekend I … Continue reading

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New dress designs from Pattern Runway

Yesterday I was excited to see an email from Pattern Runway, an independent Australian designer, about three new dress designs that are now available. I’m keen to see what they’re releasing because they designed one of my favourite dresses, the Easy … Continue reading

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MMM ’13 day 31

Thirty-one: Olympic Scout tee. So here it is, the final reckoning, day 31. And for once I had a photographer and an outdoor location. Better late than never right? Photography is the most taxing part of MMM, and outside of … Continue reading

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