I've packed up my worldly goods in the land of endless sunshine and moved to the other side of the world to Britain. Mid life crisis? No, just the realization of a long held dream to somehow base myself here and see more of Europe.
Before I left I took a blissful day away from packing to do a very therapeutic all day session of sewing.
Here are the results.
Firstly I shortened my black trench coat from this
which quite frankly looked a bit clunky, to this
It's three inches shorter and looks a lot better. I've already worn in in London drizzle and it's just right, waterproof but warm enough to keep the chill out. (In the photo I hadn't actually hemmed it up yet, just pinned and took a shot to see if it worked.)