Portugal - where sewing mistakes and gifts reside

Those of you who follow me on Twitter will know that I'm sunning myself in Portugal at the moment, whilst visiting the parents. Bliss!

I thought I'd take this opportunity, as Portugal is where a number of my sewing mistakes and gifts reside, to share a few photos proudly taken by my mum. She was so overwhelmed by the patchwork tablecloth I made for her, that she wanted to show it off in her living room. She then thought she'd rub it in and pose with my makes-gone-wrong that ended up fitting her perfectly - nautical Crescent Skirt and floral Lonsdale Dress.






Doesn't she look super cute in these makes? It's as if they were made just for her! Mum's a little bit sad though that I haven't been making as many fitting mistakes lately. Don't worry mum, I'm sure I'll trip up again soon...or maybe I should just make you the occasional clothes out of kindness instead of by mistake ;o)

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  1. I think it's brilliant that your mother is so well suited to your mistakes! She looks lovely in them.

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  2. Your Mom Is Gorgeous! And Lovely Stitchings!

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  3. Your mom is so pretty! She looks divine in your makes - I really like the Lonsdale.

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    1. Thanks so much! That Lonsdale broke my heart, but I'll just have to make another for me ;o)

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  4. Your mum looks adorable in your makes! Hope you're having a lovely holiday :-)

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    1. Thanks - the holiday was brilliant!

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  5. Your mother is beautiful. She must really enjoy having a daughter with so much talent.

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    1. Thank you Anna, and yes, she's very proud bless her!

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  6. ohh the lonsdale looks amazing on you mom!

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    1. I know! I'm so jealous, but also pleased that it didn't go to waste!

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  7. I had no idea you were Portuguese! All of my family lives there (except my parents) but we go there every summer! What area of Portugal are you from? And also, your mom looks great in the skirt!

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    1. We're actually Greek Cypriot, but my parents live in Portuga in the Algarve. It's a beautiful country and I've enjoyed visiting them each year!

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  8. Your mama is absolutely gorgeous, it does look like those beautiful garments were made for her :) Enjoy your holidays!

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  9. No wonder she looks pleased - what gorgeous makes!

    And what a great model, she looks lovely :)

    www.mancunianvintage.com

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  10. Sua mãe é linda, e suas criações também, tenho acompanhado seu blog há algum tempo... Abraço de uma costureira no Brasil!

    Tatiana

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment Tatiana, it made my mum's day to know that you've been reading all the way from Brazil!

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  11. Your mum is hot!! And you look a lot like her! Hope you're having a fab holiday :)

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  12. Your mum is stunning! Enjoy Portugal https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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  13. Oh my gosh, your mom is so cute! Those really fit her perfectly-- what happy mistakes! Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

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    1. Thanks lady, the holiday was great and my mum's still cute ;o)

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  14. Your Mum is so pretty and looks very stylish in her Marie-Made lovelies!

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  15. Your mom looks adorable! I'm glad your sewing mistakes didn't go to waste. Enjoy your time in Portugal!

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    1. Thanks Madalynne, it's lovely to see them being worn and enjoyed so much!

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  16. Gorgeous! And your mum looks amazing :-)

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  17. These pictures are so adorable! You can tell that your mom loves what she is wearing :)

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  18. She looks fabulous and the dress and skirt do too! I bet the Lonsdale will get lots of wear somewhere like Portugal! Have a lovely holiday, and enjoy your wonderful patchwork tablecloth!! That's the new heirloom!

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    1. Aaaw, thanks for all the kind words Winnie! I get the impression that my mum wears her Lonsdale at least once a week!

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  19. Too awesome! The Lonsdale looks super on your mum!

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  20. Oh, your mom looks so cute! Makes me miss my own mom!! Sniff sniff. Sweden-Canada is too far away.

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    1. Oooh, sorry Adrienne! I feel your pain, it's very hard being apart!

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  21. Wow, she looks beautiful and proud. Proof that sometimes mistakes are anything but.

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    1. Thanks so much, you're too right!

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  22. Your mum looks fantastic in your makes :). Maybe your lack of recent sewing mistakes will get her sewing too - or does she already??

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    1. She used to sew very well when she was younger, but not any more...maybe one day she'll have another go ;o)

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  23. Wow, your mum looks gorgeous in those! Must've been quite difficult to give them up but at least they've gone to a good home. xx

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    1. They certainly have Tilly, thanks! My mum was super excited to read your comment as she was a huge fan of yours on the sewing bee ;o)

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  24. Your mum is gorgeous!! That Lonsdale is perfect on her!

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  25. Oh what a beautiful lady!! And such pretty makes - glad they could find a good home!!

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  26. How wonderful that any fitting mistakes can be given to your beautiful mom! Makes the feeling of an unwearable garment a little less unbearable!

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  27. Are you sure that's your mum, she looks so young, and looks incredibly happy to be wearing her daughter's lovely handmade clothes, how special. Enjoy your time in Portugal.

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    1. Haha, she loved this comment Deb! Thanks so much ;o)

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  28. Oh your mum is just the cutest! At least your mistakes are being put to good use. It's much better them sending them to a thrift shop.

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    1. Thanks Kat and I couldn't agree more!

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