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Bringing blogging back!

My last post was April 2016.  Oops!

Why have I not blogged for so long?  Because this is my 200th post!  Hurray for me :)   Except I got all overexcited by it, wanted to change the blog look and feel and then spent literally months waiting for husbandly assistance and lost impetus and interest.

*facepalm*

After writing a post for the Sewcialists blog I realised I was missing it a bit, so I changed the look and feel myself (#girlpower) and am back to sporadically blog about stuff I make.  Lucky you...

While I was away, I did not lose interest in sewing however.  To avoid boring you with old posts you will have seen on Instagram anyway, here is handy catch-up collage:



I am not the most prolific sewer, but that's a fair output in a year where we moved house and work got even busier.

There are a couple of stand outs in there for me:

So not a bad haul overall, considering it's been a busy year.  There are a few "fails" in there - like the Style Arc Mila (bottom row, selfie in the mirror) that never made it past a muslin.

What felt like my most "impressive" make out of the lot was this dress:



It's a Colette patterns Licorice dress from one of their books.  It fits really well (go princess seams!) and it's from the world's most gorgeous laser printed silk that I bought at Tessuti fabrics.  I do wear this a fair bit and get a lot of complements for it, which is nice.

However, the current TNT month over at The Sewcialists got me thinking about why I don't have a TNT pattern myself.  I wrote an article as part of TNT month on this topic, which you can find here.  I won't reproduce the content here, except to say that my new mission is to find a TNT (or three!).

So that's likely to be the theme of this blog for the next while - finding a TNT for me, interspersed with other ramblings and the odd pattern test.  Hope it's of interest.

Ciao for now!

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