My handmade wardrobe – bewitched – October 2015

By Julia Claridge | November 7, 2015
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This month I was busy creating a family of Halloween costumes, this time including mummy and daddy!! The theme was The Wizard of Oz, you can read all about how this came about in my kids wardrobe blog post published earlier this week. Anyway, I was to be the wicked witch of the East. For…

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The kids wardrobe – trick or treat! – October 2015

By Julia Claridge | November 2, 2015
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Yes I know another month of dressing up fun and not serious business sewing! I just can’t resist and the kids love it. Last year we went out trick or treating for the first time. Its not something I am particularly passionate about neither is Halloween on the whole. However last year we were invited to…

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My handmade wardrobe – change of season – September 2015

By Julia Claridge | October 3, 2015
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Some big excitement to report this month….I was asked to feature in the ‘We Meet’ article published monthly in Sewing world magazine, of course I was very flattered and agreed! The article is not all about my handmade wardrobe, more an over view of all Bobbins and Buttons sewing activity, inspiration and tips. However I am…

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The kids wardrobe – Making memories – September 2015

By Julia Claridge | September 29, 2015
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The focus for kids clothing in September has very much been the other main event of the year! Joseph’s 4th birthday party! The usual sewing for business took second place for some of September while, I stitched costumes, back drops and generally created a super hero themed birthday party fit for a 4 year old…


My handmade wardrobe – shifty – August 2015!

By Julia Claridge | September 5, 2015
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I hereby promise not to start any more projects until I have finished some half finished ones!!! And definitely not buy any more fabric until the stash has seriously diminished …to almost nothing!!! Its heading speedily towards the end of year two of my handmade wardrobe. I am really pleased to not have bought any…


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…