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Pattern testing the Nina Culottes by Compagnie M.

Posted by Maaike van Besien on

Pattern testing the Nina Culottes by Compagnie M.

My daughter just turned seven. She still loves pink, and she still dreams of becoming a princess one day. You will often catch her dancing and turning around in elegant ballet style moves, her mind somewhere in fantasy land. Needless to say, she loves dresses and skirts, as they allow her to move freely. In fact, she refuses to wear anything else. But...my daughter also has one particular non-princess passion: climbing trees. If she sees a tree she must climb it. If she sees a horizontal bar at a playground, you'll soon find her dangling upside down from it. And handrails are...

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A brand new sewing room

Posted by Maaike van Besien on

A brand new sewing room

This is my very first blog post on my brand new sewing blog, so I thought it fitting to start by showing off my brand new sewing room. I'm in sewing heaven! We've just moved back to Australia (Sydney) after 14 months in Belgium, and luckily our new house had some extra space to set up a sewing corner. It is up on the landing, where the windows provide lots of natural light. I did quite a bit of research to figure out which furniture to get, and even drew a scaled map of the room to make sure everything would fit. ...

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