Studio Journal #3

Hi Guys! I hope you’re all having a good weekend.

I love the autumn season, the darker evenings and comforting food and switching the wardrobe from cool summer clothes to something more warm and cosy makes me feel so good. I’m much more of a fair weather seamstress but I’ve been enjoying planning some more practical garments to take me through the colder months. 

On the blog – Linen Yanta Overalls

In case you missed it last month, I posted a pattern review of the Yanta Overalls by Helen’s closet using some beautiful linen fabric.

Sewing Community Spotlight

I’m feeling quite inspired at the moment. There are so many garments and design details I want to try. I especially love the bishop sleeve on the new pattern from By Hand London, after the summer’s love affair with all the ruffles this is quite refreshing.

Whats Happening in the Studio

October has seen me doing a bit of pattern testing for the lovely new Park Lane pattern by Nina Lee, which I will be sharing on the blog very soon.

I’ve also made my first quilt. This was completely unplanned and unexpected, but I am thrilled with the results. I used the Looper Quilt pattern by Miss Make and it is beautiful. I can’t wait to share some finished photos and tips for novices like me.

Next up, I am starting to work on a new winter coat and then it is Christmas party dress season and I already have a showstopper of a frock in the planning.

What I’ve been cooking

All the comfort food! A family favorite this time of year is a fruit crumble. We have a pear tree in the garden and although it hasn’t been as productive this year as previous, we’ve managed to gather enough pears to make the odd crumble on a Sunday afternoon. Our favourite variation is a mixture of apples, pears and blackberries, with a golden caster sugar and pecan nut crumb.

Thats all folks! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend whatever you’re doing.

Laura XO

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