Kickin’ back Kimono-style

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The Refashioners 2015 – my stripey sleep playsuit!

This refashioning thing is just fantastic! The Pinterest board is overflowing with fun and surprising takes on the challenge, and it’s got me so fired up. There have been babies’ outfits, shorts, aprons, jackets, patchwork; some ladies have managed to make whole dresses out of shirts and get this – even a little dog has a new coat – amazing! It’s probably a good thing I’m going on holiday next week, otherwise I’d end up with an entire wardrobe of refashioned garments. J looked genuinely alarmed the other day when I complimented him on one of his shirts, as though the next time he saw it, it might be a pair of hotpants.

And so here’s what I actually made, crafted from and inspired by the stripey shirt I showed off last week…

The photos are rather dark and orange because I was experimenting with my new camera!

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Fabulous Fifi!

This pattern has been a source of unexpected joy to me. I’ve been rather stressed out over the past few weeks, largely owing to moving house (something I inflict upon myself annually, and which sends me into a month of meltdown every time). And when I’m stressed, I generally upp my consumption of chocolate buttons to record-breaking levels, so to add to the fun I’ve been feeling like a stressed out wibbly wobbly piggy wiggy (and looking like one too). Continue reading