my Magnolia dress

I will go ahead and assume  that most of you who read my blog also follow me on Instagram, so you’re aware of me being alive and well and still sewing. And you can go ahead and assume that the reason why I haven’t blogged anything in the last 7 months is cause I’m, well, lazy. And we would all be right in our assumptions! So with that said, let’s skip my colloquial excuses and go straight to the fun stuff – which is my shiny new dress!

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my subtle sparkle

Do you have those white whale situations with sewing patterns? When you’re always on the look-out for a perfect pattern for certain type of garment, like I don’t know – a perfect trench coat or a perfect cigarette pants? Because I do. I have so many sewing white whales, it’s like a Waterworld over here. Just without Kevin Costner.

Enter the perfect button-up.

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my granny skirt

Not that I’m trying to keep things in chronological order or anything, but it just happens that this skirt is the first thing I made after returning home from London and with the first fabric I bought while I was there. Plus – it’s probably my favourite thing I made in 2017! Which all makes it a perfect candidate for a first FO post of the blog, don’t you think?

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my London fabric finds

So to get this blog party started I thought I’ll go on and share all my fabric finds from London with you!

I know it’s not something one would think by looking at the picture above, but I’m actually not a giant fabric hoarder! Maybe I was years ago, but I prefer to think of that period as my stash building stage rather than fabric hoarding. 😀 Now when I’m more experienced and already own a hefty amount of fabrics, I do my best to say no to unnecessary trips to fabric store. That being said, you can’t really visit a place like London and come back home with no fabric! I mean that would be just wrong, wouldn’t it??? In my defense, for almost all of these purchases I had a pretty clear vision what I want to use the fabric for (and two of them I already turned into actual garments), so that should count for something!

Now that we have that sorted out, let’s dive into this sea of fabrics! And I have to warn you – this post might be a looong one.

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