91 Magazine’s 10th Issue

 

It’s hard to believe it’s September already, but indeed it is (and over halfway through, no less) and with it brings a new issue of one of my favourite reads, 91 Magazine. The 10th edition of the magazine is crammed, as usual, with inspirational home tours, first-class photography and must-do DIY projects – in fact, the adorable embroidered Liberty fabric napkins might just be one of my favourite-ever craft projects to be featured in 91 Magazine, but then I’m always a sucker for anything involving Liberty fabrics. Continue reading “91 Magazine’s 10th Issue”

April Rhodes Sewing Patterns

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The weather has turned rather autumnal already in the UK, meaning I’m stuck in a mid-season wardrobe quandary – if I layer up, I get hot and flustered within five minutes of leaving the house, but if I head out in just a blouse I end up shivering. Everything in my wardrobe is either too summery and looks wrong with a jacket, or too wintery and hot-flush-inducing. Thus, I am in one of those moods where I hate almost every item in my wardrobe, which I think means it is time to get sewing some new pieces.

There are so many fabulous indie patterns on the market that it can be so hard to choose which to try first, but when I saw these lovely patterns by April Rhodes I knew I had found my next project. Continue reading “April Rhodes Sewing Patterns”

Paisley Taffy Blouse

 

Paisley is most associated – and not always favourably – with the hippies of the 60s and 70s and, I’ll be honest, it’s not really a pattern I’m usually drawn to. However, there was something about this fabric – I just couldn’t leave the shop without it. I think it might be the touches of neon green. Because it’s such a bright print, it’s been in my stash since I bought it in December, but as we’ve had a few sunny spells I thought it was time to start some summer sewing. Continue reading “Paisley Taffy Blouse”