MMM14 thanks

Minerva Crafts UK, Pitt Trading, Lolita patterns, Pattern Review and Fehr Trade have been very generous to me and I wanted to say thank you this week. There are more people I have to thank and I’ll do this next week too.
Day 12

I’m deliriously happy with my new working wardrobe supported by Minerva Crafts UK and this photo was taken on the way to buy a morning coffee. Why wouldn’t you be happy when you sew with lovely fabric and enjoy a good cuppa.

New Look 6214 dress
Vogue 8931 jacket

In the morning I wore PB Jam leggings and Kwik Sew 3567 top (not blogged yet).

Day 13
The day began with a visit to the dentist and then I spent the rest of the day recovering. If I was taller, I would have blended in with this painting.

This Minerva test top (with Pattern Magic collar) and self-drafted skirt made with leftover Minerva fabric felt a bit big on me. I probably made them too big in the summer because of the humidity. That night I took out this extra room from both pieces. My unpicker and I are great friends again.

These pieces now they fit better – hurrah!

Day 14
Another Minerva trouser make and the new Lolita Olive top. I love wearing strong colours. I haven’t needed to wear the Minerva jacket because our beautiful Sydney weather is teasing us with some lovely warmth.

Before work I adjusted the front waistband so these trousers finally sat in the right spot. They were feeling baggy but they now sit nicely.

Day 15

Here’s Pattern Review’s Winter Street dress made with fabric and notions provided by Pitt Trading.

As a ‘run-of-the-mill-home-sewer’, all of this sewing assistance keeps me creative and out of my lovely husband’s hair.

Thank you.


  1. All lovely outfits Maria. I am really loving that Olive top with the purple trousers. Very unusual shape and colouring. Lovely.


  2. No way are you run of the mill! Love your wardrobe choices, especially the winter street dress and the lovely skirt and blouse.


  3. Run of the mill is not the right description. Extraordinary seamstress who matches the perfect pattern and fabric. Great job all week, you always look so good.


  4. The winter street dress is a perfect shape for you – length, neckline, flare, everything! You look great in it.


  5. Great sartorial week for you Maria! The winter street dress looks very simple but quite flattering – I hadn't really thought much of it until now I've seen your version. And yay I can comment again – some computer upgrades at my end


  6. All such lovely outfits! You are a very well dressed lady. The Winter Street dress looks to be a TNT. Great fit!


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