Author Archives: thesecretlifeofseams

Silk, lace, organza and performance anxiety

Hullo, hullo! Gosh, doesn’t it feel like just yesterday…uh…nine months ago that I was here talking about fluorescent skirts. I fell into a bit of a creative hole last year but sewing was always whirring away in my brain, pinkie … Continue reading

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Flouro Clémence skirt

This summery skirt is the clothing equivalent of driving around in a convertible, roof down and music booming. It isn’t subtle but it is a whole lot of fun. That’s all down to the combo of this incredibly bright fabric and a simple gathered skirt … Continue reading

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Just your standard neon, plastic, lace, animal print knit orgy

To the victor go the spoils and I was very, very spoiled by the NyLon meet-up trip to Goldhawk Road. I picked up some humdingers of intriguing fabric my friends. I give you neon crepe polyester: I give you quilted … Continue reading

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MMM ’14 days round-up!

1. Kaleidoscope Coco/ 2. Polka dot Tova/ 3. Metal polka dot dress Huzzah, pictorial evidence of the final stretch of MMM ’14! I did face failure at the last hurdle. As my commitment stated, I wanted to wear 3 me-made … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscope Coco

You might have seen a glimpse of this in my last MMM ’14 post; my second me-made sew for this month, and it’s the adorable Coco pattern from Tilly and the Buttons! I bought the Coco pattern back in March but … Continue reading

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MMM ’14 days 8 – 21

1. Metal polka dot dress/ 2. Bejewelled sweater/ 3. Green and black knit top (unblogged) I have fallen a liiittle behind with my recording of MMM. But I’ve been distracted by sun, sewing and sewer meet-ups! Here’s two weeks all … Continue reading

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Metal polka dot dress

Above is my first item made as part of my MMM ’14 commitment and it’s also the culmination of a long succession project. Off and on over the course of six months I’ve been tracing a Topshop midi-length woven dress to … Continue reading

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