John, ‘How I love thee, let me count the ways!’ John Smedley and I go way back, in fact for the majority of my adult life! You could say he is the third wheel in my marriage! But don’t worry, my husband knows all about him and he loves him too! Of […]
YoSaMi Guide to the Autumn Colour Trends 2013
I realise that the question on everybody’s lips right now is, ‘What are the key colour trends for the autumn 2013 season in the provinces of Southern Germany?’ So let me put you all out of your anxiety and offer you a YoSaMi breakdown of the colour impact on the mood of the autumn season in this […]
Anna dress sew-a-long and YoSaMi news.
A quick update of what’s going on here at YoSaMi. First up, preparations are underway to join in with the Anna dress sew-along hosted by, By Hand London. Here’s my little helper today, assisting with hand washing some silk twill fabric by Italian designer Etro that I snaffled up from the Anita Pavani Stoffe webshop, […]
My first By Hand London Anna dress!
I say my first because this will definitely not be the last! I love the Anna dress pattern! I feel like it was made just for me! The slash neck, the nipped in waist and gentle A-line skirt, all details that I love. Unfortunately there are not many patterns that really flatter me. I have […]
Innovative Mud – A European dirty little secret, that’s actually squeaky clean!
I don’t know about you but since I’ve been making my own clothes, I’ve become much more discerning about the stuff that I buy. I’m more conscious of the quality of the materials; who they were made by and where; and how long they will last. Jeans are something I’ll probably never make and whilst […]