My #SMYLY Entry

Long time, no talk! Sorry about that, I’ve been super duper busy working on the stain removal book I’m going to publish!

Today I’m here to chat about the trousers that I made for the Sewing Makes You Love Yourself sewalong (click THIS LINK to head to the video that I made about it, I talk all about the challenge, when it’s running and how you can enter!) and for a general chat.

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Sewing Makes You Love Yourself is such a wonderfully positive idea, and all that you need to do to enter (in the simplest of terms) is make a garment that you feel confident in. I get very embarrassed whenever I’m given a compliment, so I went a slightly different way to most other ambassadors and decided to make something that made me feel comfortable rather than look particularly wonderful.

I’ve used the Marigold pattern three other times, so I knew that it was really comfortable – I wanted something that I could move about in and would go over knee and ankle supports as well as my hip taping. My thinking was that I’ve been cross at my body for a long time because of my disability, so I needed to make something that sort of admitted that it’s a part of me and that I do need to take it easy and wear something comfortable every now and then, and that there isn’t much point in being annoyed about it.

I used a lovely jubbly organic cotton from Ana at Cocowawa Crafts, which is wonderful for the chilly days we’re having! I had a Topshop maxi dress that I’d been meaning to hack into a top for months, and while I was looking at fabrics for the pockets, I realised that the colours matched the tartan perfectly, so I used the scraps for those!

If you’d like to read my review of the Marigold pattern, click THIS LINK to read it, or click on the picture below to go and what my video where I chat properly about the challenge!

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