Skip to main content



2017 in review and 2018 plans

This post has been sitting in my drafts for weeks, so here is a speedy post so I can actually do my 2017 before the calendar ticks over to February.

I was pretty happy with my sewing last year, so it was harder to choose, but there were some definite stand-outs.

Most successful: Clare Coat. My first ever coat project and I love how it turned out. I haven't worn it lately as it's summer at the moment, but it's hanging on my dressmaker's dummy and I feel happy every time I walk in and see it.

Kelly Anorak: Maybe this was actually technically my first coat? Certainly my first piece of complicated outwear. This was a time-consuming, detailed project that really turned out to be something I love to wear. It was a life-saver in Vietnam, where I have just been over Christmas and New Year.

Silk Kielo wrap dress. Obviously this doesn't get a huge amount of wear, but I have worn it three times and felt very sleek and put together each time, as well as very comfortable. This is …

Latest posts

A winter coat in the middle of summer

Blaire and Maude

Perfect pencil skirt