Sewing Sunday: Tripping Balls Seamwork Mesa

Sewing Sunday: Tripping Balls Seamwork Mesa

After the failure that was my Astoria top, I was eager to try my hand at sewing with knits again, simply to prove to myself that I could make something half-decent if I really tried. I wanted something relatively simple, with as few details that could go wrong as possible. Enter the Seamwork Mesa, with its simple silhouette and perfect blank canvas to show off some wacky prints.

I have to be honest and say that I thought this would be easier to sew than it was, and I was not anticipating the fit issues I ended up having with it. Nevertheless, I persevered and ended up with something I’ll be proud to wear in public, so that’s a major improvement from last time! It isn’t by any means perfect, and the seams look a little messy on the inside, but I am still so happy with it.


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Luxemme Darchelle Dress

Luxemme Darchelle Dress | Poppy alla Norma

…and now for something completely different! Here’s a fun fact for you – I have NEVER in my life worn a backless dress. In fact, I’m pretty scared of them. As lovely as backless dresses look on some people, I just can’t get over the fact I can’t easily wear a bra with them. Going braless just feels so… wrong. So, why exactly have I written a rave review about one? Read on to find out…

By the way, I found my facial expressions in these photos hilarious as I was going through and editing them, so feel more than welcome to laugh your head off at my smirks and resting bitch face. You’re welcome.

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OOTD: Boutique of Molly Dahlia Dress

OOTD: Boutique of Molly Dahlia Dress

I have been trying to blog about this Boutique of Molly dress for an absolute age, I can’t even begin to tell you how frustrating photographing this dress has been! Every single photo out of the 100+ that had been taken by myself, my dad and my boyfriend have been unusable. From dodgy facial expressions to horrific blurs, I didn’t manage to get a single good photo of myself in this dress. FINALLY though, after my third attempt at a photo shoot, I have some pictures of this gorgeous dress that are actually worth posting. I have to say, it has been worth the effort.

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