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Colour Inspiration ~ February 'Animalistic'

Helen Cloke Animalistic colour inspiration Valentine's Day

Colour Inspiration ~ February 'Animalistic'

February is the month of Valentine's Day, romance and love but I wanted to introduce a different spin to the usual pink and red colour theme.  Here are some examples of lingerie that celebrates the raw, animalistic side to love.

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Monthly Musing ~ Celebrating the Small Things

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Monthly Musing ~ Celebrating the Small Things

It's been a satisfying 20 days celebrating the small things and at the end of it those small things have added up to a new handmade bikini that I adore.

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Meet the Maker ~ 7 Questions with Sarah

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Meet the Maker ~ 7 Questions with Sarah

It's no surprise that for a month so heavy on swimwear sewing and recycled fabrics that January's Meet the Maker is New Zealand's own eco-sewing extraordinaire and beach ambassador, Sarah Sew Love!

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Swimwear Sewalong ~ Finishing Touches

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Swimwear Sewalong ~ Finishing Touches

Day 20 and I've completed a series of small steps to produce a finished bikini bra top!!!!  Waaaa-hooooo!  Just in time for the predicted heatwave to hit New Zealand (thanks Australia.)

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Swimwear Sewalong ~ Bikini Bottoms - Part Two

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Swimwear Sewalong ~ Bikini Bottoms - Part Two

Now that my machines are set up for overlocking and triple zig-zag stitching it is the perfect time to return to the bikini bottoms and finish those off!  The side seams have all been completed and it's time for elastic.

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