Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Happy New Year!

Hello all! I hope the new year has been good to you! We had a fantastic new year in Latvia which i would not change for the world! We rung in the bells on one of the bridges over the Daugava and had a fabulous time sharing traditions both familiar and new to us. This is about the best of the photos!!

 Resulting from my travels, my sewing machine has not stitched a stitch since Christmas eve! I have a number of projects I'm excited to finish, and am slowly learning the art of prioritising!

So through lack of any new sharable projects, heres a quick round up of my favourite makes of 2014:

My first Bronte top. 
This was one of my few me mades to have made it to Latvia. (We flew ryan air and didn't want to pay to take 2 cases so we shared 1 and squished in a thermal wardrobe :-p.) The fabric is so warm and it layered really well with my winter wardrobe!

No. 4
My Christmas Cambery
The fabric faded a little with washing however this dress got so much wear over Christmas and the fit was pretty good. i love everything about this dress and hopefully it will still fit next Christmas!

My first pieced quilt.
By no means perfect but I love it and don't have to justify why :-p. It's  so damn snuggly :-)

No. 2
My first Chataigne shorts
 Along with my Bronte above these also made it to Latvia. Because they are wool they are really warm and went really well with my top for my Hogmanay outfit. The zip is beginning to come loose however a little TLC and these will be right as reign in no time.

Finally my No. 1 favourite:
my Minoru Jacket!
In it's limited existance this jacket has had so much wear and is steadying up to be a true wardrobe staple!

So thats it from me today, I hope everyone had a great new year and all the best for 2015 :-)

JCS xx


  1. Happy new year to you too Jennifer! Love seeing your Minoru… it’s gorgeous!

    1. Happy new year to you too! Hope it's a good one :-)

  2. Hey Jennifer, happy new year and keep on sewing. I love reading your blog and seeing what you've created next. I agree with you, the Mighty Minoru is my favourite! I've been swithering about making one myself as I'm usually too lanky to get RTW jackets that fit but seeing your one has made me think about making my own. Just need a fabric as lovely as the blue!

    1. Thanks happy new year to you too! Definately go for the minoru you wont regret it! I was really lucky with my fabric - the bolt was lurking at the far corner of the shop but yours will be out tehre somewhere! Good luck! :-)

  3. Happy New Year! Love the Christmas dress and you tackled a jacket -- I am jealous -- I want to but need to find a chunk of time.


    1. Thanks! The jacket didn't take nearly as much time as I had expected once I got sewing - you might be surprised. The instructions are really good :-)


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