Vogue 7975 – a grown-up jacket

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One of the best things about Me Made May is how it can lead you to rediscover old handmades that you’ve pushed to the back of the wardrobe. I find the challenge results in me dressing more consciously, and not simply reaching for the same old outfits, whether me-made or RTW. This jacket is an old-ish make from about five or six years ago that I have always struggled to wear, but which came out last year in May and which has come out again now (well, right before the heatwave!). And you know what, year on year I’m liking it more and more and feel less and less of a frump – I actually think I’m growing into it. Continue reading

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Things aren’t always black and white…

You know when you get a new item of clothing and suddenly it’s all you wear, and you can’t quite work out what on earth you used to wear before it arrived in your life? Well, if you follow me on Instagram you might’ve spotted this top on its first outing in the Alps two weeks’ ago, and I don’t mind admitting that I’ve barely taken it off to wash it since.

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Rise vs Fall – battle of the Papercut turtlenecks

The end of winter might seem an odd time to embark on a turtleneck-making spree, but with snow battering our northern counties and the odd flake even drifting as far south as London, it’s too soon to be abandoning our warmer wears. But at the same time, the (brave) daffodils and lengthening days make chunky jumpers seem cumbersome and over-the-top. So a series of warm tops in pretty colours seemed just the ticket, and Papercut’s Rise and Fall Turtleneck just the pattern.

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