Our first weekly wrap-up of the sewings-on in 2016! Hope you find something new to discover this week; most us us have been looking back at 2015 (myself included) but there were a few new gems as well.
Helen’s lace and wool Clare Coat is astonishingly good. Wool lace! It’s a thing!
The Asaka Kimono was one of my favourite patterns last year. This floral version from Bimble + Pimble illustrates why.
Officially obsessed with this graphic vintage coat from Lily Safe & Co.
Roisin has a preternatural gift for uncovering the most covetable fabric. This striped border boat print is IT.
I was just thinking that I wanted to finally make the Arielle skirt from Tilly & the buttons and Dandelion Drift makes a very persuasive argument. Also how pretty are these photos?
I’ve been following Couture & Tricot’s couture denim jacket progress and we finally get the big reveal: magnificent.
Some terrific insight into the sewing industry last year, along with some predictions for 2016 from Abby Glassenberg over on Sew Mama Sew.
Possibly my favourite book from last year, I tried to savor On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee for as long as I possibly could; such an original, innovative, beautiful, thought-provoking read.
Gillian Anderson is the best. The absolute best.
Have you seen Instagram Husband? I died. “What are you doing in here? Taking a picture of all your stuff? Yeah, this is a good moment”. The truth hurts.
My new year’s resolution is to start being a little more ambitious with my homecooking again. While G was in France things got pretty bleak in the kitchen. BUT! Yesterday I made the most deliciously amazing meat loaf ever from this recipe; its a little involved but the pay-off is totally worth it. I’ve been pretty obsessed withe the Serious Eats website in general, and can’t wait to get this Food Lab cookbook.