It was wishful thinking that I could read in the chaos, but I did have a look at Sew Hip and it is fantastic! I'm already planning a peasant blouse for Evie from some lovely Liberty I have.
For those wondering where I got the Marie Claire Idees - I got them here on ebay. She is a French seller who sells a lot of previous issues.
And because I don't have any other pictures here is a little orange elephant I managed to sew up yesterday.