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PERSONAL // WARDROBE PLANNING NOTES

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Hello, dear reader!

I hope you all had a wonderful month of December with your loved ones – filled with rest, peace, and joy! Oh my, it has proven to be quite a hectic month for us. Bits of much needed redecorating have happened here and there, keeping the festive spirit a little lower than usual. But in the end, it all got done just in time for Christmas Eve! And we had several days of much needed rest ever since. Well, although I may have swapped fabrics for paint – I’ve surely been dreaming about my upcoming sewing projects! So I just wanted to share some of my first planning notes with you, although I’m a little scared to put them “out there” (especially as an illustration novice).

Anyway, here they are:

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1. JACKET: relaxed fit, lightly quilted, slightly cropped length
(pattern idea: Coco / Schnittchen)

2. BLAZER: straight fit, shawl lapel, fully lined
(pattern idea: Blazer / Cut Magazine)

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3. TOP: side panel detailing, saddle shoulders, exposed back zip
(pattern idea: Folk Top / Cut Magazine)

4. SKIRT: semi-fitted, a-line silhouette, above knee length
(pattern idea: Moss Mini/ Grainline)

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5. SHIRT 1: loose fit, collar with front button bands, patch pockets at breast
(pattern idea: Rachel Comey V1323/ Vogue Patterns)

6. SHIRT 2: semi-fitted, pointed collar, low curved back hem
(pattern idea: Pussy Bow Blouse / Pattern Runway)

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7. T-SHIRT: boxy fit, hip length, two-tone denim star appliqués
(pattern idea: Scout Tee/ Grainline)

8. SWEATER: relaxed fit, low curved back hem, long sleeves
(pattern idea: Briar / Megan Nielsen)

I know that eight projects might be a little too much… and they surely look very basic. We’ll see how many of my ideas will eventually make their way into my closet. But I’ve been working so hard over the last few months at reassessing my wardrobe – figuring what fits my lifestyle/body perfectly. And I think they all do!

Oh, and just last week, the lovely Shivani surprised me with a little blog award! And I just wanted to take it as an opportunity to thank you all from the very bottom of my heart! Thank you so, so much for visiting my little space – I am ever so grateful for each and every one of you! The kindness and encouragement you all have sent through comments is unbelievable (I’m still trying to catch up getting back to you after the long unexpected break – I’m so sorry!). One of my main blog-related goals for the next year is to overcome my shyness a little more – just so I can tell you how much you all inspire me. I’m definitely looking forward to more conversation.

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Wishing you all a peaceful New Year!

Love,

Louise

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PERSONAL // NEW JOURNEY

Hello, dear reader!

Welcome to my sewing journal! Oh, I can’t even remember how often I found myself quietly contemplating the possibility of creating a sewing journal over the last few years. It was a very tempting possibility, yes. But it was a very frightening possibility, too. Yet alone the thought of posting my projects on an open place made me feel unbelievably self-conscious. And I just wasn’t sure if I had something interesting and significant enough to share with others.

But then again, I met so many sweet and charming people already just by sharing a few pictures. And they all had so many nice things to say. And it made me realize that a blog would allow me to take it even further…

So here I am.

And I’m beyond excited. The beginning of a new season (fall – it’s my favorite!) marks the beginning of a new journey (blogging – i’m ready to start sewing already!).

Thanks for taking a peek, I’m so glad you’re here!

Love,

Louise