Hello, dolly!


Hello! I'm back in Belgium after a lovely trip to Scotland. This is just a quick post to show you some things I've acquired of late and to announce the winner of the Sparrow top pattern.

First up, say hello to my new dressmakers dummy! I had never considered getting one before, but when I saw an advert from a girl who was selling a handful of them round the corner from me it seemed like too good an opportunity to miss. I'm not that interested in draping at the moment but it could be something I get into in the future, who knows. For now she (any name ideas?) will mostly be used for decorative purposes.

Next, it is my overlocker! I got this a few months ago but I have yet to post a picture of my latest shiny piece of equipment. So far so good, and I'm really glad I saved up my pennies and invested in one. The model is a Janome Jubilee 60789 and I bought it in Espace Machines à Coudres on Chausée d'Ixelles. I would highly recommend this shop as they are really friendly and when you buy a machine you can then schedule in a free workshop where they help you out with any problems you are having getting to grips with your machine!


I also made a protective dustcover for it using some oilcoth bought in Leuven from Habiba on a mini blogger meetup. The cover was made using more or less the same method as the one I used to make a cover for my sewing machine. Don't they look cute together?


And thirdly...the winner of the Sparrow pattern from Liola Patterns is...Irena from Koffie en Koekskes. Well done, Irena! I will contact you to get your email address and send it over to you.

You can see the draw here:

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And finally... look at these amazing labels my Mum gave me as a birthday present! img_2634cropped
I was so surprised, can't wait to sew them into my handmade items! :)


  1. I like the covers. And I like the labels even more! :)

  2. Your dummy looks great! It must be so useful to gauge fit when working with one. And that overlocker - nice!! I've finally decided to buy one, but still trying to pick between Janome models. Your labels are fab - what a lovely surprise present :)

  3. Wow! So many good things! The labels are super cute :) hope you had an awesome holiday!