Month: June 2014

I love Grainline Archer shirts

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completed / Grainline / Sewing / shirt

  When I first started sewing, I always wondered what would be that pattern that I would use over and over again.  It’s interesting because when I first started I thought a gorgeous dress (maybe  Colette’s Hawthorn?) would be that pattern, but I was totally wrong.  It was a time when I wasn’t very clear on my style. Turns out I love button down shirts, and I’ve made 4 Grainline Archers to date.  My two most recent […]

25th Birthday

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Life

Well it’s a quarter of a century today. When I was 24 I got a job (a one month job that I have been very lucky to have been extended to one year now!) and got engaged. I’ve had fantastic friends, family, coworkers and dogs (well, one dog) behind me. So here’s to hopefully a fantastic 25 years old :). I hope 25 will be just as good.      

Cleaning out all my makeup

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Beauty / makeup

It’s June and I’m moving at the end of the year and getting married next May (which includes sewing my dress and DIY-ing all my invitations and decorations). PANIC. So I thought I’d start extra early on cleaning stuff out for easier moving later, starting with my makeup.  I have makeup that is years old which needs to go.  The problem is I always get emotional with my stuff, especially the stuff with cute packaging, so […]

Coco Top #2 – Red striped colourblock

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completed / Sewing / Sewing Patterns / shirt / t-shirt / Tilly and the Buttons

This is my second Coco by Tilly and the Buttons which I actually made a while ago now.  I’ve just been super lazy with completed sewing posts. This is my proudest top yet.  The whole top is made from my fabric leftover stash so super economical too. I just hate how bra straps are so visible in boatneck shirts though.  I love a good boatneck but bra straps are just tacky.   Pattern wise, most […]