A comfortable Miz Mozelle …

I’ve had writers block, sewists block, bloggers block and can’t be bothered block this month, but I think there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and that light is called Autumn!

As much as I love the summer, I also look forward to the change of season and get ridiculously excited about getting the old woolly tights out of the bag at the back of the wardrobe. The sheepskin slippers will also soon make an appearance and don’t get me started on the delights of wearing thermal vests! Sad I know, but I confess to quite liking it when the clocks go back and you come home in the dark to a warm house with the smell of washing drying on the radiators!

Don’t worry, I’m aware that I’m depressing some of you, so here’s a dress that I made earlier (please ignore the crumpled collar, it’s lovely in real life!) …


Yes, it’s another Miz Mozelle from Jamie Christina and this time in black crepe with green bias binding (that button is black, honest).

I have worn my first version quite a lot this summer and kept thinking a plain version would be very useful. The crepe (viscose) was from Cath Kidston in a remnant basket a couple of years ago. I think there were 3 metres for £21 which I thought was quite good at the time, but actually it’s a bit thin (thank heavens for slips) and creases just by looking at it which is a pain. Not to worry, it’s such a nice pattern to work on, I had a lot of pleasure sewing it up.

IMG_3363No pockets again (the pattern doesn’t have them) but I wish I’d listened to the voice screaming ‘put some blooming pockets in’ because we all need somewhere to keep our emergency supply of chocolate. I didn’t make the belt this time either (though I may do later), I just hid the elasticated waist with a charity shop leather one that I already had.

IMG_3364Anyway, Jimmy quickly took these pictures yesterday on the hottest September day in 20 million years or something like that. Today however it is raining so I’m allowing myself to think about what I’d like to make for the cooler months ahead. Exciting …

Disclaimer: Writing the words ‘elasticated waist’, ‘thermal vests’ and ‘slippers’ in the same post only shows my appreciation of all things comfortable and has nothing to do with the fact that my children have both  left school, I have a bad shoulder and that nowadays I tend to fall asleep in the afternoons. Thank you.




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20 responses to “A comfortable Miz Mozelle …

  1. Amy

    This looks lovely! The cute pops of contrast make it look very elegant and professional. But hang on… why does you CK sell crepe and mine doesn’t!? Outrageous! 😉

  2. What a great dress! And your sandals are excellent!
    I got a bit excited about the rain today and wore my lovely new winter jacket, only to swelter in it! A little more patience required I think!

  3. I love this! The pop of green is just perfect, looks super adorable on you!

  4. That’s a great dress on you! I’m another who can’t wait for the boots and woolly pully season to start, I’m all over the crisp mornings and leaf-kicking afternoons 🙂

  5. Love this version – perfect fabric choices, and looks fab on you (particularly with your sandals!)
    I love going into winter too – I like closing up the house early and feeling all snug – but I also like coming out of it too!

  6. what a lovely dress, the green is perfect, and I am one of those who is depressed at the idea summer may end, I could live all year in summer clothes (probably something to do with the fact I did for 12 years, and I still miss the heat all the time!)

  7. What a pretty dress! I am a little bit in love with the Peter Pan collar and the green piping! I see nothing wrong with woolly tights and sheepskin slippers, I like to look at those as home comforts. As I type I am wearing my Ugg boots (but they are really Emus…) and my feet are toasty warm. 🙂

  8. Rae Honey

    I love it! And don’t apologise for napping in the afternoon – you are not alone!!

  9. Love this version, such a sweet dress.
    I’ve had life block. Just too many commitments, trips away, when I am at home I sit, look at the wall and drool…

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