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Inspiration is Everywhere

I'm often told that I'm not looking where I'm going - true! I'm busy looking at all of the sewing inspiration out there in the wild. It's everywhere; shop windows, magazines, museums, on real live people (I have been known to take a sneaky pic of those whose style I admire - and one of these days I'll be caught out)

We recently visited Copenhagen and Skandi style has filled up my creative cup. It was very cold, so I got to see lots of beautiful coats, scarves, hats and mittens. The palette was muted with lots of greys, taupe, black and navy but with fantastic pops of colour. The children's clothes shops were also gorgeous - look at that cute pussy bow dress. I think I'm going to make something like this with a detatchable bow so that I can wear with or without. I very rarely buy any clothes these days, instead saving up gems of inspiration until I get home and create my own versions.

I watched The Lost Daughter staring Olivia Coleman a few weeks ago and was delighted by her extensive collection of 'beach' shirts. They were all oversized and in various shades of blue, white and beige. An oversized shirt is so easy to wear and can be dressed up or down for the occassion. This item has now gone onto my 'make list'.

With this in mind, I'm offering a 4-week Zoom shirt masterclass as a great building block for your wardrobe. I've had a few requests for a Zoom class both from those who live far away and those who struggle to commit to a regular slot each week (with Zoom you can watch the class whenever it suits and save the lessons to keep and refer to). The classes start on Thursday 28th April 10.30am. Each session is approximately 60 mins long. After the class, you will be sent a link to download the video lesson and save onto your computer. I will be using the Kalle Shirt (Closet Core Patterns) and the Vernon Shirt (Cashmerette Patterns) as the basis for my lessons but you can use any standard shirt pattern as you sew along. The techniques you will learn are also suitable for men's shirts. More details

I am very happy to run shirtmaking classes in person too - just get in touch

I hope you can join me.

Hapy sewing, and don't forget to look where you're going!

Jo xx


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