#KBPatternSwap Reveal!

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It’s #kbpatternswap reveal day! I’m so excited! This was my first time taking part and I have been totally blown away by the kindness and generosity displayed by the sewing community!

If you haven’t heard of the #kbpatternswap before it is a pattern swapping initiative come up with by the amazing Sian of Kittenish Behaviour. The general idea is you are assigned a person to swap with, you follow them on Instagram and you get an idea of what they like and you send them a pattern or patterns that you think they would enjoy!

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#Sewtogetherforsummer Rainbow Kielo

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I know I am late to the party but I finally have a wrap dress to enter in this year’s #sewtogetherforsummer challenge! This was actually my first Named Clothing Kielo Wrap Dress that I made as a wearable toile for the Starry Night Kielo I made earlier this year. I actually made this dress in February but wasn’t happy with it so it’s been in the naughty corner of my sewing room for four months! I made this intending for it to be a wearable toile but decided upon finishing it that it wasn’t very wearable! Read More

Me Made May Reflections

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So Me Made May is over and this was my first year taking part. I have so many thoughts about how the month went so I apologise if this is a bit rambling!

Firstly, I want to say I enjoyed it. I enjoyed seeing how people’s handmade outfits fit into their everyday lives and not just posed in blog photos. I enjoyed the reality of people taking a snap before they ran off to work or a selfie on the bus afterwards. I absolutely loved discovering loads of new people to follow and finding about new fabric and pattern companies previously unheard of.

Secondly, I am happy I did achieve my pledge, I pledged to wear me-made everyday for the month of May and I did achieve that. This meant putting thought into getting dressed each morning and choosing my me-mades. This also meant I DID get dressed each day, I didn’t stay in my PJs when I knew I wasn’t going anywhere. This is a really good thing, I feel so much more put together on days when I get dressed so it was certainly a good month for my mental health. Read More