Sewing update

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I haven’t had a lot of time for sewing over the past couple of weeks, so sadly my Liberty print maxi dress is going nowhere slowly. So far I have drafted a pattern and made a very basic toile that fits nicely. The next stage is to take the plunge and cut into my precious fabric, but I’m getting a bit twitchy about doing that!

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The most sewing I have found time for recently is adding the finishing touches to my latest Coco dress. More interlock knit from Tissu, this time in a gorgeous French Blue. This will also be one of my first official pattern hacks, as I made quite a significant change to the back. The picture above is a cheeky little clue!

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I have managed to get some knitting done though – my Wool and the Gang Hold Tight clutch is now finished. I’ll take some proper photographs soon, but for now here is a little sneak preview. Isn’t that squidgy woven texture just delicious? I took it out with me the other day, on a seriously grown up outing to see How To Train Your Dragon 2 at the cinema (which was amazing).

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Not a craft project this time, but a ready-to-wear purchase from one of my favourite designers, Charlie May. This is a simple slip dress constructed in soft layers of grey silk, white mesh and sheer silk chiffon. Everything about this dress is perfect; the style can be worn with my favourite canvas sneakers and a cropped cotton tee during the day, and a pair of elegant sandals for night time. I have bought very few clothes since the start of this year, but if I am contemplating a purchase it will usually be a piece from Charlie May that I have been squirrelling my pennies away for.

What do you think?