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KCW : a kinda-sorta Anna costume

We were seriously late to the Frozen party, but ever since seeing the movie this summer E has been smitten.  Despite some initial talk about being Glinda from The Wizard of Oz, she  eventually decided to be Anna for Halloween. 376 more words

The Full Moon Experiment

This is not my usual sewing post. I am lost. Yes, lost. Yet, the truth is I’ve never felt so lost yet exhilarated with the potential of what’s happening. 316 more words


Casual Sweet Clothes jacket N

As soon as I bought Casual Sweet Clothes  by Noriko Sasahara I knew I had to make Jacket N.

It is a braided denim jacket and I thought it would be a really useful addition to my wardrobe. 610 more words


Perfectly plain 'Flared Pullover' blouse - Clean and Natural

Now for an exceptionally simple top!

This is my first ever make from a non-translated Japanese sewing book – and I thought it best to pick something really simple to get a feel how I would go just using diagrams – no instructions! 713 more words

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Self Drafted Postmark Skirt & "Stylish Skirt" Giveaway

When I said “Yes!” to reviewing “Stylish Skirts”, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I thought this was a typical Japanese sewing book but it wasn’t. 627 more words


A Flutter Sleeve T-Shirt from Casual Sweet Clothes

AKA The Everyday Caped Crusader Tshirt!

This book was reviewed on a few blogs recently – and I wasn’t totally convinced. Then I went to Sydney for Frocktails, visited the most amazing bookshop… flipped through it and I had to have it. 1,462 more words

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Sew Japanese Day.5 / Talk About Yuki Araki Featuring Courtney And Marta

I can’t believe today is the last day of my first time ever sewing series! Phew. It was fast and a bit hard for me to write a post everyday but sure was fun to see my fellow bloggers’ creations from Japanese Sewing Books everyday! 1,631 more words