Leather jacket refashion

I’m sorry but this blog post may have an aura of smugness about it because I absolutely love the finished article! If you follow me on Instagram at all you may be aware that I’ve been busy refashioning a leather jacket. I was quite excited about the project so I uploaded quite a lot of posts, so apologies if you’ve seen all this before.

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Coffee flavoured Victoria

Hello everyone. This is my second make of 2016 – A By Hand London cropped Victoria Blazer! Go me! My first make was a pair of cushions but I won’t bore you with them. I have since made some shortie PJs for the husband and I’ve started a new project so I’ve been pretty prolific for a weekend sewer. Today was the first sunny day we’ve had in a while so I’ve finally been able to take some photos of my new blazer.

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The end of MMM15 and a new frock

Success! I’m so happy I completed Me Made May. I’m also quite pleased that it’s over and done with! I’ve enjoyed wearing my own clothes but the weather has been so awful & cold I’ve not always been able to wear the most appropriate items. My challenge was to wear everything I’ve made at some point so my summer makes did end up with lots of layers over the top, which defeated the object somehow. Continue reading

Me-Made-May Week 2

I’m still managing a different item each day although it’s getting harder.  After getting a good telling off from my brother about the quality of my photos I’ve tried to improve them – not very successfully, particularly with the indoor shots. Sorry about that.  Obviously it’s not been me taking them though! Here’s how I’ve done this week: Continue reading

Charlotte in Amsterdam (and Kim in Scarborough)

Last weekend a friend and I went on a cheeky mini break to Amsterdam.  Cheeky because it fitted into a normal weekend for me and I didn’t need to go in the school holidays.  I don’t work Mondays so I have a slightly longer weekend than most people!  As part of my preparations I had to make something, for no other reason than to take photos of it in Amsterdam for this blog! The stupid thing is it was too cold so I hardly took any photos of my skirt as it was covered with my warm coat!

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