Sewing Sunday: Tartan Square Circle Skirt (Fail)

Sewing Sunday: Tartan Square Circle Skirt

So, this isn’t what I intended to post for this week’s Sewing Sunday post. I’ve worked six days this week – how some people manage to work full time, make clothes and blog regularly is absolutely beyond me – so I just haven’t had time to finish writing about anything I mentioned in my update post a few weeks ago. Therefore, I’m sharing a sewing fail with you all. Read on to find out what went wrong!

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Most Popular Posts of 2015

Most Popular Posts of 2015 | Poppy alla Norma

With 2015 almost at a close, it seems like the perfect time to review my year of blogging on Poppy alla Norma. There have been 52 blog posts uploaded in the last 12 months, and I thoroughly enjoyed writing all of them – taking and editing the photographs, not so much…

It’s crazy to think that complete strangers from all over the world are interested in reading what I have to write on my li’l corner of the internet, so I just want to thank each and every one of you who read Poppy alla Norma, leave comments and follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Bloglovin’ and Pinterest. It’s so lovely to know that people like you actually read this blog, and I truly appreciate every single view, comment and share on social media. The blogging community is wonderful, and I’ve spoken to so many lovely people I otherwise would have never have met. This blog has been such a big part of my year, and I hope it continues for many years to come.

Anyways, enough of the mushy stuff, let’s have a look at the most popular posts on Poppy alla Norma from the past year!

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OOTD: Poorboy Vintage Midi Skirt

OOTD: Poorboy Vintage Midi Skirt

Poorboy is, without a doubt, my favourite vintage shop in Hull. I never fail to find something unique whenever I visit either of their boutiques, and when they have a sale on (like they do right now!), the bargains are incredible. If you aren’t in the Hull area, you can also buy from Poorboy online or just drool over their Instagram, as I often do.

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Sewing Sunday: Cath Kidston Perfect Summer Skirt (from The Zen of Making)

Sewing Sunday: Cath Kidston Perfect Summer Skirt (from The Zen of Making)

This could be the project I’m proudest of to date. Deviating from a tutorial, gathering, making pockets AND inserting an invisible zip for the first time? Admittedly it was a daunting project since I’d never tried any of those things before, but it was absolutely worth the effort.

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Primark High-Low Skirt

Primark High-Low Skirt

Skirt – Primark
T-shirt – H&M
Gladiator Sandals – New Look (very old!)
Stag Head Necklace – eBay (post coming soon)
Sunglasses – The depths of my bedroom (in other words… I have absolutely no idea)


Just a quick post today, and it’s a declaration of love:

I love my new Primark skirt.

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