The kids wardrobe – Accessories – August 2015

By Julia Claridge | September 3, 2015
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It has been a busy magazine month this month with lots of projects being printed. Sewing World magazine  printed my fun love heart and star shaped back packs projects. I designed these rucksacks to be just the right size to carry a lunch box and water bottle. Perfect for school starters as well as slightly older…

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My handmade wardrobe – holidays- July 2015

By Julia Claridge | August 5, 2015
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This month my attention turned to my summer holidays! I don’t know about you but no matter how many clothes I own, I always seem to just want a couple of new things for holidays. With being super busy and no sign of the busy level subsiding until the day we left for holidays, if I was…


The kids wardrobe – parrttttyyy! – July 2015!

By Julia Claridge | July 28, 2015
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The long awaited Party! From early July last year my daughter had started contemplating the next birthday party and age 5 and 1 day decided it would be a princess party. As the time drew closer (well about January time!!) the subject of the party was the talk of the drive to school, especially the…


My handmade wardrobe – Trousertastic! – June 2015

By Julia Claridge | July 8, 2015
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Its been a crazy month again! Along with getting organised to add stock to the new shop in Market Harborough – Vintage on Abbey St. No. 1 and of course sewing classes I was also organising THE event of the year …well in the eyes of my daughter anyway! Her birthday party! Of course a…

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The kids wardrobe – June 2015

By Julia Claridge | July 7, 2015
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There was only one thing on the agenda this month regarding the kids clothing range, that was the preparation for stocking the new shop in Market Harborough – Vintage on Abbey Street no. 1 It was very exciting to be asked to have a space in this fabulous new shop. It was also good timing…

The kids wardrobe – May 2015

By Julia Claridge | June 4, 2015
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There are lots of exciting developments happening in the world of kids clothing at the moment! Not much time for new developments. Although there are new developments cut out and raring to go there is so much to do to get ready to launch an online shop that I have to accept they will have…

My handmade wardrobe – bonkers about basics – May 2015

By Julia Claridge | June 3, 2015
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Wowee what a busy month! I had lots of plans for makes this month but have been so super busy that I haven’t had enough time to even start most of them! This is the reality of sewing and sewing your own clothes it does require some time commitment! The more busy I get realistically…

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My handmade wardrobe – tops and plans – April 2015

By Julia Claridge | May 7, 2015
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Oooh the sunshine has shown its face! Maybe only briefly but long enough for me to start thinking about packing the big winter woolies away for a few months! I don’t know about you but I don’t have space in my wardrobe to keep all my clothes, so I pack away summer clothes in winter…

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The kids wardrobe – April 2015

By Julia Claridge | May 5, 2015
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This month it’s been all about the boys! Well almost all.. This is the boy…the boy who has had a huge growth spurt and has grown out of his ultimate favorite dinosaur t-shirt. The t-shirt in question was bought last year on holiday and is pretty much the requested attire every day. The days when…


My handmade wardrobe – dressaholic – March 2015!

By Julia Claridge | April 6, 2015
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This month I seem to have been working on dresses mostly. I think I have officially become a dressaholic! Before I started making all my own clothes I only owned one dress. I had decided I wasn’t a ‘dress person’. I think the reality was that because it was almost impossible to buy a dress…