27.2.15

Could I Call This My Style?

Dear Laura,





For a very long time I have been looking for a style, any style, anything I can call my own, this is me just me, and when people see it, they would say "oooo that is just like something Annie would make/own/like". I think I secretly want to be a very stylish French lady that just throws clothes on and looks fabulous and individual all the time. This I don't think I will ever achieve, I will have to perfect walking in a ladylike manner first (rather than striding down the street as fast as I can) and I will never be able to wear heels except for the most special occasions, however I love the idea of having a style, things that match in my wardrobe, a look I love that I can just go to in the morning and not have to think about what is clean and where clothes are that vaguely look ok together.

To my surprise my sewing this year has been creating a kind of style for me, I am not sure how long it will last but my choices of muted colours in greens and greys and creams have been coming out again and again, as well as my love for small animal prints. I love fitted clothes and simple styles and this seems to be what has come out in the last few things I have made. I am very excited by this, I am not sure if it will last but I am going to make an effort to make at least ten pieces of clothing (yikes that is six more!) in this style and have a small collection.

Lots of love

Annie

21.2.15

Bees Bees and More Bees

Dear Laura,




It is cold, oh so cold here, the coldest I have ever been. Snow covers the ground and the trees are bare with no sign of waking up. The crackling sound of static electricity rips through my clothes and sparks fly off the dog. The dryness crawls all over my skin and I find myself emptying tubes of moisturizer just to make me feel like a normal human. My day was brightened considerably last week though when a little package slipped through the letter box. What a surprise I thought to myself, I am not expecting any packages, then I saw it was from you and got super excited. Of course you didn't disappoint, inside was a treat of material, binding and a lovely card for no other reason than you just being the best. 

I couldn't wait to use it so I whipped up this very quick top.  I realised that I had never made a top before, well not from cotton anyway. It is a bit of a mess, I was figuring things out as I went along, it wouldn't pass muster on the Great British Sewing Bee, the judges would be most upset about the wonkyness and the slightly crazy seams, but I love it. I love it so much because it is bees, and it is from you, and I made a top. I can't wait to wear it all the time, I just have to wait for this weather to get a bit brighter, -10 C might be a little chilly for sleeveless tops.

Lots of love and thank you so much I am such a lucky lady!

Annie

16.2.15

Zoo Dress

Dear Laura,


Over the christmas holidays I got to do my favourite thing ever which is go to liberty and rummage through the fabric sale. I am not adverse to using my elbows in such a situation either. It is such a joy, the material is all so amazing and I spent a good hour in there increasing my stash. This was one of the materials I got. It is so lovely but I haven't really sewed with tana lawn before and it behaves a little differently than standard dress making cotton. As I realised it shows all sewing even the holes from unpicking, opps. It is also really sticky, so I lined it with a nice soft grey lining. 

The dress got its first outing on my recent trip to California, it has a sneaky zip on the kick at the back so I can alter the height as I please. I had to re-adjust the arm holes as I made them a little small but otherwise it is unbelievably comfortable. I really enjoy making my own clothes and it is getting to be more of a joy as I get better and get more lovely material.





Lots of love

Annie

p.s. my new technique for photograph taking is to put my camera on my head and take photos in the mirror. It has varying results as you can see.
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