Colette Mabel

Colette // Mabel Skirt

Pretty pumped to share with you my first completed make of my #2017MakeNine list: a Colette Mabel skirt. Whilst in my initial 2017 Make Nine post, I debated between this pattern and McCall’s 7331 in my stash, sometime ago I got halfway through a test version of M7331 and decided I really wasn’t feeling it. Plus, I realised I could use three of my Seamwork credits to purchase the Mabel skirt so it was like it was already in my stash really (shush!).

Today you’re not getting my face ’cause I’m just not feeling it but that’s not what you come here for anyway. You’re also getting indoor photos as it was raining on Saturday. Boo! Here comes the hand on the hip…

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Colette Rue

Colette // Rue Dress

It’s halfway through September and I’ve only just shown you my August makes nevermind told you about my September sewing plans but I’m here today to share with you one of my September makes (who said you had to blog stuff in order anyway?!). This is my version of the Colette Rue dress: their newly released pattern harking back to the vintage era. When Colette got in touch and kindly offered me the opportunity to sew a sample of the Rue, I was really intrigued to see how this style might work on me so I eagerly accepted. The result? A feminine frock with beautiful finishes — inside and out — and some really pretty features. Forgive how bright these photos are; the sun made an unexpected appearance this morning!

Colette Rue

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MMMay16, days 19-25

Time for the fourth instalment of MeMadeMay, which is actually 7 days instead of 6 as there was a repeat on consecutive days (or perhaps a fail in terms of me-made, depending on your view). Almost all of these makes are unblogged; I really need to sort that out! I’m toying with the idea of vlogs instead of photos, in an effort to get some of my many unblogged makes out there in the world. Thoughts? Anyway, let’s get to it.

MMMay16, days 13-18

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Wardrobe Architect: The capsule wardrobe, palette, pieces and accessories

My participation in the Wardrobe Architect (WA) project was initially so I could create a Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter wardrobe for myself. Since we’re already in August, I suppose you could say I failed miserably at creating a Spring/Summer wardrobe (at least for 2015) but there’s still time for Autumn/Winter 2015. My last post finished with week 8 so let’s move on to weeks 9-12: creating a capsule wardrobe.

The capsule wardrobe

In week 9, Sarai explains:

A capsule wardrobe is a small, manageable subset of your wardrobe, and it usually is something you can plan seasonally (twice a year, or perhaps 4 times a year). A typical capsule wardrobe consists of between 20 and 33 items … it is the foundation for the rest of your wardrobe.

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Wardrobe Architect 2015: colour, print and beauty

Somewhat later than planned but better late than never; it’s time for another installment of Wardrobe Architect. This time, looking at the colours and prints that make up my wardrobe, and my hair and beauty style.

My colour story

Week 5 introduces you to colour: those you like wearing, are drawn to, have a large amount of, etc. To analyse my colour preferences, I pulled everything out of my wardrobe and like La Dulsa Tina, I used my phone and software (in my case Inkscape) to identify colours. Below are the main 20 colours in my wardrobe.

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