Month: April 2014

Janome 8002DX overlocker review – that thing I impulsively bought one day

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review - sewing stuff / Sewing

About six-ish months ago I went into my local sewing store to do some leisurely window shopping.  This thing came home with me.  I swear I don’t know how that happened.  It just sort of made puppy dogs eyes and followed me home and I kept it. This is my Janome 8002DX overlocker which I’m convinced is actually exactly the same as the Aldi Lumina Overlocker.  At least they look exactly the same.  I’m very curious to […]

Completed Project – Red Sweater Coco

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completed / dresses / Sewing / Tilly and the Buttons

I really wanted to blog today, but I’m suffering serious writer’s block so I’ll just cut to the chase with dot points. Pattern: “Coco” by Tilly and the Buttons Size: 2 Version: dress version without embellishment Fabric: 100% cotton double layer knit by Marc Jacobs There’s nothing much to say about Coco that hasn’t been said.  It is easy peasy instant gratification personified in a clothing pattern.  This is the perfect pattern for a beginner (even if it is […]

A Wardrobe Planning Epiphany for a Casual Girl

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Wardrobe planning

One of my 2014 informal resolutions is to get my wardrobe under control.  It’s out of control with clothes that I don’t seem to often wear, even though the amount of clothes I have is technically quite small.  In other words, I have pretty much been wearing the same two pieces of clothing every day for the past month (stripe shirt, skinny jeans, repeat). I’m not optimistic because I’ve had this resolution for the past 3 […]