Monday Moments – No.5

I have a week off this week so this Monday isn’t that bad. If you aren’t that lucky here is some motivation!

Style- Coats

Read – The Great Gatsby (nothing beats reading an old favourite)

Watch – The Grand Budapest Hotel (for all those pink goals)

Listen- The Lively Show (Podcast) Behind Oh Joy the brand 

Sew – Tilly and the Buttons  Rosa ( I plan to tackle this, this week in a Liberty Cord)

Quote – ‘I have a whole little world in my brain’

See you next Monday!

Monday Moments – No.4

So over this last week I have been swamped so I haven’t posted a blog/vlog between last weeks Monday Moments and the one you are about to read. I have one week till my week off where catching up will commence. Have a good Monday!

Style- Polka Dots

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Read – The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers
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Watch – The Royal Tenenbaums Monday moments

Listen- Pardon My French (Podcast)- How To Build a Brand Your Own Way Garance Dore, Grace Bonney, Anna Bond

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Sew – Ernest- Republique du Chiffon 😍

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Quote – ‘Think About What Could Go Right’

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Anyone else forget to do that last one?

See you next Monday!

Monday Moments No.3

Monday is here again. I hope you all had a lovely weekend and have a fabulous week!

Style- Pyjama Blouses

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Read – In the Company of Women (I haven’t read it, but I need to read it!)
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Watch – IamKarenO – Moonrise Kingdom Halloween Inspired Short
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Listen- Adulthood Made Easy – Breaking Through Your Quarter Life Crisis (Podcast)

Sew – Dita – Wear Lemonade (I’ve decided I need to make this dress)

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Quote – ‘You are enough. You are so enough. It is unbelievable how enough you are.’ #Worldmentalhealthday

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See you next Monday!

Monday Moments – 3rd Oct

Show Monday who’s boss! Here’s some motivation for the week ahead!

Style- Pleats

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Read – Am I introverted or just rude?

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Watch –  While I still might not be watching anything but Gilmore Girls (End of season 4 OMG!) I will be trying to include some other faves such as Freaks and Geeks.
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Listen- Grimes- Flesh without blood

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Sew – New Look 6203 (Ok this might not seem like the greatest pattern but I have great plans for this week. Trust me!)

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Quote – ‘Once in a While Blow Your Own Damn Mind’Screen Shot 2016-10-01 at 22.02.41.png

See you next Monday!


Monday Moments

Monday’s are hectic and let’s be honest they suck a bit. Here is my roundup of some things that I am enjoying. So just take a moment and hopefully they can motivate you for the week. Enjoy!

Style- Corduroy

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Read – Half and Half – Writers on Growing Up Mixed Race

Watch – Gilmore Girls (I’m obssessed and don’t watch anything else atm)

Listen- French Navy Camera Obscura

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Sew – Martha – Tilly and the Buttons (A polka dot version is on this week’s to sew list)


Quote – ‘Be Gentle With Yourself You’re Doing The Best You Can’


See you next Monday!

Monthly Motivation- August Edition

Hello there! So this post is a little bit later then planned, I had hoped to get this up on the 1st August but you know life gets in the way.

So I wanted to kick off a new feature, Monthly Motivation. Some of you who have been reading my blog since i started (all those months back) might remember my Monday Motivation posts which were ultimately not sewing related. What I wanted to create is an almost mood board like post  with things that aren’t sewing patterns or fabric that will be inspiring me creatively in the upcoming month and resources that I have been using to plan that month’s sewing. What this should do is give you insight into how I find inspiration , provide you with new sewing inspiration resources, as well as showing you some just generally cool things I have been enjoying.

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Music – You guys might have seen that I LOVE The Last Shadow Puppets and their latest album is one I have been playing non stop. I listen to it when I am out and about, on my record player when I am sewing. Needless to say this has been a real source of motivation. Style wise it has been making me think forward to AW where I can imagine the ‘rockstar girlfriend’ look coming into full force. I’m thinking a mod style Francoise dress with chunky boots or an AW appropriate Vogue V9123because those sleeves will be great for dancing around in. (Btw this is my fav song.)

Online Shopping – I have been loving everything on Reformation right now. It has been the inspiration behind by Butterick B5030 (post coming soon). They have beautiful wrap dresses which makes me want to keep making more, I love the sleeve detail on this one. So this is next up on my project list. Plus I want to make this, this and this! See I said I loved it!

Blogger- If there has been one blogger/Youtuber/instagrammer/all round cool gal that has been inspiring me it has to be Rachel Nguyen. I have been watching her videos for a while but since she was doing #31daysofchic over on her Youtube channel I have fallen into a That’s Chic inspiration hole. I love her style, her general aesthetic and her seeing life in LA is always inspiring to me.  Firstly, she has been inspiring me to create better content both here and on my Youtube channel. But also in terms of sewing she has making me want to create edgier looks, that are subtly sexy. Check her out she is cool.

Film- Last up is a film. This film I have mixed emotions about. While I absolutely love it, it makes me so sad and angry. You’ll have to watch it to figure out why. I love Michelle Williams in this film, the way it is shot is beautiful. It makes me want to churn out a bunch of pretty summer dresses and recreate this scene.

That’s it for my Monthly Motivation- August Edition. You will hopefully see some of this inspiration come to life in my upcoming makes and in the content I am creating.

Let me know in the comments below what inspires your sewing. I’d love to hear about your favourite music, films, shops and inspirational people!

Monday Motivation

Mondays can suck. You’ve had a good weekend but it’s all over too quickly. What you need is something to motivate your week. So starting this week I plan to provide some motivation.

Whether you’re reading this first thing on Monday to beat those back to work blues or if you’ll book mark this for some motivation later in the week. Here are some of the things I have been loving and are motivating me.

READ: Darling Magazine –  Stop Waiting. Here’s a Push to Chase that Vision 

WEAR: Neckerchiefs 

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LISTEN: Marvin’s Room – Drake

SEW: Vogue V9123

WATCH: Snapshots | New York

MOTIVATE: ‘She turned her can’ts into can and her dreams into plans.’

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Have a great Monday! x

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