DIY Magnetic Pincushion…

I used a little vintage trinket dish, a magnet and some glass glue. It’s a super easy make and so pretty! I’ve seen versions using more magnets and opaque China dishes, so more coverage for pins, the options are endless. This is the perfect amount of pins for sat by my sewing machine though…

The Avenir Jumpsuit…

I was so lucky to be invited to Little Miss Sew N Sew again to choose another pretty something to make. I can never decide, I become overwhelmed in fabric shops and their warehouse is amazing! So many gorgeous patterns and so many pretty fabrics.

When I first saw this jumpsuit, I thought it was more for spring wear, but actually with the right fabric and layers, it’s an amazing autumn/winter outfit too. Plus I thought it could be gorgeous dressed up! I went for a beautiful khaki printed fabric, it’s almost like an animal print, and I can’t resist an animal print! The fabric is gorgeously soft and drapey too, it is so nice to wear.

Because this make is a relatively simple sew, I could really slow down and enjoy the process, enjoy the fabric and make sure it was perfect. I added in a pretty little ribbon at the back of the jumpsuit so I know where the back is…

I think the jumpsuit looks perfect with converse trainers for casual daywear, and I can’t wait to wear it with sandals in spring too (that’s a while off I know.) It was my birthday last week, and for the first time in ages I went out with a girlfriend for cocktails and food and wore my jumpsuit. Other than silly high heels that I could hardly walk in, I felt like I was wearing pyjamas, plus I was warm! And yet I still felt glam, I wore it with my oversized Kate Spade necklace that I never have an occasion for and a faux fur jacket.

Because I adore this, and I’m definitely going to make it again, here’s some more fabric inspo for you…

This Lady McElroy Starry Night Viscose was a close contender when choosing fabric, it’s stunning and has such a nice drape and feel to it. It would make a really classy, classic jumpsuit.

This fabric is the same print as mine, but in an amber colour, which is beautiful. There’s also a blue version too.

For something lighter in colour, maybe more for spring, this Lady McElroy Africa Live would be stunning.

And because I can’t get enough of the Lady McElroy Cobra Corsage fabric, here’s a linen look viscose that I think would look stunning in this jumpsuit.