Thursday, June 26, 2014

Psssst!! New indie pattern company launches today +GIVEAWAY

Hey peops! Guess what?! None other than Sally of Charity Shop Chic, launches her own range of sewing patterns as of 9:30 this morning under the trading name Capital Chic Patterns...

Readers of this blog will no doubt remember Sally's epic trench coat refashion as part of last year's The Refashioner series. Proof if it were needed of Sally's epic drafting skills. So this range of patterns promises to be meticulously drafted!

Named after cocktails, (methinks Sally has a penchant for cocktails!) each of the PDF patterns comes with two variations included. The collection comprises two skirt patterns, a blouse pattern, a sweatshirt pattern and two dress patterns. Each of the designs is inspired by the catwalk, red carpet fashion and London street style.

The patterns’ difficulty ranges from intermediate to advanced, perfect for those looking to move on from sewing beginner styles. Techniques such as using boning, French seams and machine-rolled hems are explained in detail; following each set of fully-illustrated instructions is a great way for sewists to learn and improve their sewing repertoires. The patterns are available now for digital download from www.capitalchicpatterns.com as print-at-home and print-at-copyshop PDF files. The patterns currently come in five sizes, from UK 10 to UK 18, and they are nested for easy blending between sizes.


And courtesy of Sally, one lucky reader of this blog can win their choice of pattern from the range to try out for themselves! Simply leave a comment below detailing how I can contact you....and for a bit of fun...tell me what YOUR favourite cocktail is....you never know...it may even end up as the name of one of Sally's patterns ;) Giveaway closes at midnight (GMT) on Monday 30th June.

Cheers! Hic....!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Instagram Crush...

I've recently discovered a bit of a love affair with instagram. Why it's taken me so long, I don't know! But it kinda suits me. Every day there are the little things that I see that I think are cute, funny, interesting, joyous, or that sum up a moment, a day, a feeling....
and for me instagram is proving a perfect way to capture little snapshots of daily life that collectively form a photographic patchwork that I can look back on and go "oh yeah! that was cool/lovely/beautiful/funny! I remember that day :)"...
...anyway, I haven't been able to post to this blog as much as I used to since I started full time gainful employment .That's not to say there aren't several posts in the works! Snapshots of them appear daily on my instagram account and will eventually appear on here once I get to writing them up...

But in the meantime, if you fancy stopping by and saying hi on instagram (missing you guys!) then you can find me here

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