Floral Elise Patterns Kyoto Kimono

More Kyoto Kimono Tops

Here’s a couple more Kyoto Kimono tops that I’ve made…. (partly because the original short version in pink with zebras on it was sadly stolen on a night out 😩 )

I love these simple kimono tops 🙂 So quick and easy to make! And this is my favourite way of wearing them with skinny jeans and heels.

Floral Elise Patterns Kyoto Kimono

The fabric is a viscose oriental looking print that I picked up in the bargain bin at Simply Fabrics in Brixton. Win!

Floral Elise Patterns Kyoto Kimono

And a lovely navy and blue Japanese looking floral cotton from the same place….


You can get your own copy of the kimono pattern from the Elise Patterns website!


Coco Dress, Jersey Dress

BiensĂ»r Coco Mademoiselle…

This is the very lovely Coco dress pattern from Tilly over at Tilly and the Buttons. How awesomely talented is she? I LOVE this pattern. If you don’t know what the fuss is all about, seriously where have you been???

Coco Dress, Jersey Dress

Ok, so this should have taken me about 2 hours to make but you know when you’re really tired and do stupid things? Yep, all i’m going to say is overlocker & inside out sleeve…..

Coco Dress

And though at the beginning I did think my colour choice feels a bit Vicar of Dibley, the colour combo is definitely growing on me. But never mind, I finished it and I love it. The dress is so easy to put together, so much so that number 2 is all ready and cut out.  Don’t be too surprised if you see that appearing on here in the not too distant future!

FYI, I lengthened the dress about 5 cm and if you’re tall like me (5 ft 10″) you may want to do the same.

Coco Dress

Black & White Coco Dress, Sewing Pattern

Finally, Thanks to my friend Kat for taking the photos in the park and making me giggle. 🙂

All the Wild Horses…

This is the Deer & Doe Plantain Top – I actually finished this on the last day of January in time for the sewcialists #bluefebruary. DSC_0120I was so pleased with myself, finishing something off for myself for once… Then I had a knock on the door from my builder, turned out he could start the re-decorating my flat earlier than anticipated. The next thing I know – CHAOS! I think I’ve only just recovered from it. Don’t get me wrong, they did a great job but it definitely makes you appreciate not moving house or packing your stuff up for a very long time. Still, it has been a great time for de-cluttering my place and I feel a lot better mentally for it. Weird how clutter just seems to drain you mentally and physically. DSC_0122_01    Details: Viscose Jersey from my local shop: Fabrics Galore and I used thicker navy blue lycra jersey for the neckline & patches. I think next time that I would probably use the thicker lycra to finish the wrists too.

DSC_0129_01 Love the patches! DSC_0133 This is a really easy make, if you haven’t already made it – do it! Plus it’s a free pattern – bonus! Click here.

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